A list of finalists has now been announced by organisers of the Community Hearts Awards.
The Awards which were founded by Exceed, were launched to recognise the immense achievements in Bradford West. There are nine categories ranging from inspirational support staff, inspirational teachers, to Pupil of the year and Business of the year.
This year will also see two special recognition awards for Community Hero and Uniformed Services.
Nominations were open for the public to nominate their favourite in the nine categories. Dozens of nominations were received from across constituency making it a tough task for the committee to choose their finalists.
Judges, Cllr Shakeela Lal, Outer City Officer PC Chris Cahill and Editor of Asian Sunday Newspaper Fatima Patel, met recently to judge the final winners, who will be announced at a glistering awards ceremony on Thursday 22 March, at the Cedar Court Hotel.
Organiser and Leader of Extended Learning and Services at Exceed, Nadia Hussain said: “Once again we have had such inspiring nominations come through, and it’s going to be so wonderful to showcase these unsung heroes at the award ceremony.
“The Community Hearts Awards just seems to get bigger and bigger each year and it’s now become the most looked forward to event in the Bradford West community calendar. It’s going to be a great night”
The Community Hearts Awards event is sold, for more information about the awards visit www.communityhearts.co.uk
The full list of finalists is as follows:
Schools/Children Centres contribution to the Community
Horton Grange Primary School
Horton park Primary School
Inspirational Support Staff
Sam Whitford – Crossley Hall primary School
Leiganne Shorrocks – Horton Park Primary School
Jabran Darr – Copthorne Primary School
Hannah Beaumont – Horton Grange Primary School
Mohammed Khan – Horton Park Primary School
Wahida parveen – Princeville Primary School
Pupil of the Year
One child from all Exceed cluster of schools
Parent/s of the Year
Neila Ahmed (Parent Horton Grange)
Derek Jones (Parent Horton Park)
Safina Najeed (Parent Preinceville)
Active Resident/Volunteer of the Year
Contribution within the Community Awards
Community Worker of the Year/Community Sports Coach
Community Group of the Year
Greenmoor Big Local Community Partnership
Great Horton Church Cricket Club
Business of the Year
Special Recognition Award
Community Hero Award