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The NEW Wakefield Women’s Fund

21 August, 2018

You can make a difference by becoming one of the first in Wakefield to be a founder and ambassador for this fund to be launched at a lunch on 11th October from 12noon to 2pm at Hatfeild Hall, Normanton Golf Club.

Unsung Heroes Awards Evening

11 June, 2018

Hosted by Wakefield’s Kate Hardcastle and current Yorkshire Business Woman of the year, those present were given a rare insight into the work being undertaken by the 10 short-listed nominees for the Main Awards.

Photo Gallery: Unsung Heroes Awards 2018

08 June, 2018

The Community Foundation for Wakefield District held its second awards evening at Unity Hall Wakefield last Friday 8 June. An emotional and enthusiastic audience of over 200 applauded the short-listed candidates for their remarkable contribution to a multitude of activities being undertaken by voluntary group across Wakefield District.

Unsung Heroes of the Wakefield District Awards

21 February, 2018

Following on from the 2017 Unsung Heroes event which recognised 13 extraordinary individuals, who made a difference to their local community, the nominations are now open for 2018.

Photo Gallery: Unsung Heroes Awards 2017 - Part 1

14 June, 2017

Photos from the first Unsung Heroes Awards Dinner was held at the Unity Works on the 9th June 2017. The event was hosted by Krista Ackroyd who welcomed 200 guests including Sir Rodney Walker, Mayor Counsellor Kevin Barker and Mayoress Kirsty Barker of Wakefield, Dr Ingrid Roscoe representing the Queen as Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire, Mr David Dinmore Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire and Adeem Younis Chairman of the Penny Appeal.

Photo Gallery: Unsung Heroes Awards 2017 - Part 2

14 June, 2017

Photos from the first Unsung Heroes Awards Dinner was held at the Unity Works on the 9th June 2017. The event was hosted by Krista Ackroyd who welcomed 200 guests including Sir Rodney Walker, Mayor Counsellor Kevin Barker and Mayoress Kirsty Barker of Wakefield, Dr Ingrid Roscoe representing the Queen as Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire, Mr David Dinmore Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire and Adeem Younis Chairman of the Penny Appeal.

The First Unsung Heroes Awards Proves the Voluntary Sector is Vibrant across the Wakefield District

13 June, 2017

The first Unsung Heroes Awards Dinner was held at the Unity Works on the 9th June 2017. The event was hosted by Krista Ackroyd who welcomed 200 guests including Sir Rodney Walker, Mayor Counsellor Kevin Barker and Mayoress Kirsty Barker of Wakefield, Dr Ingrid Roscoe representing the Queen as Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire, Mr David Dinmore Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire and Adeem…

For The First Time In Wakefield An Opportunity To Acknowledge Those That Volunteer Their Time To Enrich The Lives Of Local People Across Our District

08 May, 2017

“Unsung Heroes” Awards Dinner, Hosted by Christa Ackroyd, Unity Works, Wakefield 9th June 2017

New Fund Launched: Elderly Persons Social Isolation Fund

03 May, 2017

In the autumn of 2016 we received an anonymous donation which we were asked to utilise: “to fund projects working with older people to reduce isolation and increase involvement in the community”.

Do you know a local hero

10 March, 2017

We are looking for people who have made a difference, who have run/organised activities or contributed in one way or another to helping people achieve their potential (or overcome an impediment) – more than they could have done by themselves.

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