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The Best of WF3 Awards - Our 2024 Finalists

Updated: Feb 18

The Best of WF3 Awards - Trophies
The Best of WF3 Awards

Our Judges have now completed the shortlisting for our 2024 Awards and we are delighted to announce this years finalists.

This year we received nominations from 239 people who all got in touch to tell us about an individual, group or business that goes above and beyond in our community, as you can appreciate this provided our Judges with a very difficult job to shortlist... receiving 23 separate nominees in one category (The Teacher of the Year) and to shortlist that to just 3 finalists is not easy!

Our Judges have worked extremely hard and given their own time over the last two weekends to score every single nominee and come up with a shortlist, we'd like to thank our judging panel which consists of some of our WF3 Kindness team, other charities, professionals from the public and private sector and representatives from the local authority - thank you to you all, it's not an easy job!


Every single nominee is clearly highly valued in the community and their efforts do not go unnoticed, we’re sure you’ll agree that they should all be proud of what they have done and continue to do and be happy that someone has taken the time out of their day to nominate them for one of our Awards... every single nominee improves our community and deserves a huge pat on the back!

Congratulations and well done to the following individuals, groups, teams, clubs and businesses that have been shortlisted for our 2024 awards....

  • Abi Joy

  • Alison Cassidy, St Michaels Church

  • Alison Spivey Childminders

  • Andrea Messenger, Woodkirk Academy

  • Ardsley Windows

  • Betty Maloney

  • Buttercup Lane Childminders

  • Camille Leach

  • Claire Worsnop

  • Cuppa & Catch Up

  • David & Rozanne Morris

  • Dee Thorne

  • Diane Wells

  • Mrs Downes, Westerton Primary

  • East Ardsley Junior Football Club

  • The Food Pantry

  • Mrs Gudgeon, Westerton Primary

  • The Hare & Hounds

  • Heather Wiffen

  • Mr Jackson, Woodkirk Academy

  • Julie Ann Brown

  • Keelie Moorby Makeup Artist

  • Kieran Smith

  • Leigh View Patient Participation Group

  • The Little Deli Co.

  • Liz Thompson

  • Mr Lowe, Woodkirk Academy

  • Mac-Teas

  • Maggie Budgen

  • Mel's Hair Design

  • Mosaic Community Cafe

  • Rachel Galbraith, Rachel's Childminding

  • Raymond Laing

  • Sharna Matthews, Tingley Youth Club

  • Miss Ruse, Blackgates Primary

  • Shelley Howlett

  • Slimming World At Tingley

  • Soccer Starlets

  • St Mary's Knitting Group

  • Mrs Stuart, East Ardsley Primary

  • Tingley Run Fit

  • Tracey Cavinder

  • Tracy Stead

  • Mr Vernon, Rodillian Academy

  • WF3 Freecycle

  • WF3 Wombles

  • Winthorpe Residents Association

Well done everyone!!!

Important Message for Finalists

All finalists have been sent an email from our Awards Team. Finalists need to look out for an email from ( with details about the process and the awards ceremony (including information on how to get your tickets).

If you're a finalist and have not received an email from us please contact us by email:

Tickets for the Awards Ceremony

Our Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 7 April at The Village Hotel, Tingley. We are delighted that our friend and Patron, Billy Pearce, will be hosting the event for the 4th consecutive year and we also have a special live performance from local vocalist and supporter of WF3 Kindness, Carly Wood.

Tickets are limited and are currently on offer to our finalists only, any remaining tickets will go on general sale on Saturday 2nd March. You can join our Ticket Wishlist now to jump the queue for general sale!

The Kate Allen People's Champion Award

We recently shared some sad news on our socials about our friend and supporter of WF3 Kindness, Kate Allen, who lived in East Ardsley. Kate was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2021 and featured in our Best of WF3 Awards last year when her friends, 'Kate's Mates', won the first ever Kevin Sinfield Award of Friendship.

In tribute and honour to Kate we have launched The Kate Allen - People's Champion Award which will include every single nominee (not only the finalists) and is the only award which is decided entirely by members of the public.

'We're proud and honoured to have this award in Kate's name. Kate had a wonderful time at the awards last year and to think that each year she is going to be part of this event and the community which meant so much to her is something that we will treasure.' -Craig Dunwell, Kate's partner

The Kate Allen-People's Champion Award has been kindly sponsored by family friend, Dan McTernan from MacTeas.

You can vote for your people's champion on our website: or click the button below. VOTES CLOSE AT MIDDAY ON FRIDAY 1 MARCH.


As with all the events and programs that we run, our Best of WF3 Awards are only possible because of the support and generosity of local people and the business community.

If you can help us recognise and celebrate those people that live, work or go to school in Tingley, Ardsley, Thorpe or the surrounding area please let us know. We have options available from £35 up to £200, alternatively if you can help us in non-financial ways we'd love to hear from you! You can view our packages on our website: or email us at, alternatively you can click the button below.

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