Examiner Community Awards
Examiner Community Awards 2021 will launch in January. Until then please take a look at our awards ceremony to learn more about this years finalists and winners. WATCH HERE.
The 2020 Awards took place on Thursday 25th June, staged live from our lock down lounge.
The Examiner Community Awards is one of Huddersfield’s most emotional and inspirational nights as we recognise the local shining stars, those unsung heroes and heroines who go above and beyond often without thanks or reward.
Examiner editor Wayne Ankers said: “The 2020 Awards is a milestone for us – it’s our 21st year. It is amazing to think that it’s two decades and in my time at the Examiner it’s been an honour and a privilege to meet so many deserving people who would otherwise go unrecognised.
“There is such incredible work that goes on in Huddersfield and so many selfless people who just want to help others. It’s humbling to know that in some small way we can say thank you to the people who make Huddersfield such a fabulous place to live.
“Community awards nights is one of my favourite nights of the year.”
This years awards were live streamed from our specially created lock-down lounge, where hosts Nina Hoasain and Andy Hirst will presented the awards.
OUR FINALISTS AND WINNERS FOR 2020
FRIEND OF THE YEAR
WINNER: Anura Sarathchandra
Kev Bower – Northern Fitness Gym
One Big Family
COURAGE AWARD Sponsored by CityFibre
WINNER: Jack Mitchell
YOUNG PERSONALITY Sponsored by SimplyBiz
JOINT WINNER: Jaydee Shamssudin-Roberts
JOINT WINNER: Kate Spurr
SPORTS PERSONALITY Sponsored by Perry’s Huddersfield
WINNER: Katie Ormerod
SPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR
WINNER: Linthwaite Athletic FC
Year 11 Shelley College Rugby Team
COMMUNITY EVENT OF THE YEAR
WINNER: Lindley Community Group “Community Weekend”
Linthwaite Leadboilers Festival
Music and Memory
COMMUNITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Ramsdens Solicitors
WINNER: Paddock Community Trust
The Christmas Dinner Huddersfield
The Huddersfield Town Foundation’s Little Big Sleep Out
SERVICES TO CHARITY AWARD Sponsored by One17 Charitable Trust
WINNER: Gill Greaves
SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY Sponsored by Kirklees Stadium Development Limited
WINNER: Gerald Parr
Huddersfield Feral and Stray Cat Rescue
Kirklees Reach Out Volunteer Mentors – Yorkshire Mentoring CIC
COMMUNITY GROUP OF THE YEAR
Friends of Batley Library
Sarah’s Wish for Kirkwood
WINNER: The Nick Smith Foundation
COMMUNITY GROUP OF THE DECADE
One Community Foundation Kirklees
WINNER: The Welcome Centre
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Sponsored by Syngenta
The 6000 staff at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation and Trust
Syngenta is very proud to continue our support of the 2020 Examiner Community Awards. Our work at Syngenta helps farmers all over the world to grow higher yields from their crops, providing a greater choice of quality food at an affordable price. We choose to support The Examiner Community Awards because they are a prestigious occasion which pay tribute to the dedication and passion of our local champions – people who go the extra mile and ask for nothing in return.
For our part, we continue to invest in our apprenticeship programme, providing employment opportunities for local people and we remain committed to keeping professional and skilled manufacturing jobs in Kirklees for many years to come. We work very hard to stay in touch with our local community and get involved wherever we can. Our Community Science Lab is accessible to schools and we are also active in our community through our Employees Community Gift Scheme and our annual Connecting Communities events. We do this because we aim to be the most collaborative team in our industry, earning trust through transparency and ethical conduct.
In support of the Examiner Community Awards, we appeal to all local leaders, community groups and volunteers to nominate the people that they believe deserve recognition as champions in our communities. Your nomination or entry to the Awards could just be the platform you need to springboard your community group into the limelight and gain the recognition you deserve, so don’t hold back!