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....
Alison Cassidy, St Michaels Church
Alison Spivey Childminders
Andrea Messenger, Woodkirk Academy
Buttercup Lane Childminders
Cuppa & Catch Up
David & Rozanne Morris
Mrs Downes, Westerton Primary
East Ardsley Junior Football Club
The Food Pantry
Mrs Gudgeon, Westerton Primary
The Hare & Hounds
Mr Jackson, Woodkirk Academy
Julie Ann Brown
Keelie Moorby Makeup Artist
Leigh View Patient Participation Group
The Little Deli Co.
Mr Lowe, Woodkirk Academy
Mel's Hair Design
Mosaic Community Cafe
Rachel Galbraith, Rachel's Childminding
Sharna Matthews, Tingley Youth Club
Miss Ruse, Blackgates Primary
Slimming World At Tingley
St Mary's Knitting Group
Mrs Stuart, East Ardsley Primary
Tingley Run Fit
Mr Vernon, Rodillian Academy
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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: email@example.com
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: https://www.wf3kindness.org/awards-peoples-champion 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: https://www.wf3kindness.org/awards-sponsor or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively you can click the button below.