Volunteer Michael given £5,000 for his charity

20160201 Copyright onEdition 2016?
Free for editorial use image, please credit: onEdition

Michael Parkes celebrates winning the local Halifax Giving Extra Awards for West Yorkshire.

right: Halifax Community Ambassador, Jonathan Wales

Following the success of the Halifax Giving Extra Awards over the last two years, Halifax sought to recognise even more people who always go 'above and beyond' to help others. The Giving Extra Awards programme is a UK-wide search for people who go the extra mile to give something back.

For more information please contact: Halifax@fourcommunications.com

If you require a higher resolution image or you have any other onEdition photographic enquiries, please contact onEdition on 0845 900 2 900 or email info@onEdition.com
This image is copyright onEdition 2015?.
This image has been supplied by onEdition and must be credited onEdition. The author is asserting his full Moral rights in relation to the publication of this image. Rights for onward transmission of any image or file is
20160201 Copyright onEdition 2016? Free for editorial use image, please credit: onEdition Michael Parkes celebrates winning the local Halifax Giving Extra Awards for West Yorkshire. right: Halifax Community Ambassador, Jonathan Wales Following the success of the Halifax Giving Extra Awards over the last two years, Halifax sought to recognise even more people who always go 'above and beyond' to help others. The Giving Extra Awards programme is a UK-wide search for people who go the extra mile to give something back. For more information please contact: Halifax@fourcommunications.com If you require a higher resolution image or you have any other onEdition photographic enquiries, please contact onEdition on 0845 900 2 900 or email info@onEdition.com This image is copyright onEdition 2015?. This image has been supplied by onEdition and must be credited onEdition. The author is asserting his full Moral rights in relation to the publication of this image. Rights for onward transmission of any image or file is

A dedicated volunteer has scooped £5,000 for his charity after being nameda Halifax Giving Extra Award regional winner.

Michael Parkes, who helps provide food and a safe environment for the homeless and disadvantaged in Halifax, had already been recognised as one of 66 local winners from across the UK.

He has now been chosen as one of seven regional winners who will each receive £5,000 to make a further difference in their community.

Michael volunteers at the Banqueting Table café for Christians Together Calderdale and he helps to feed 80 people with a two course meal three times a week.

Michael said: “Oh wow.Amazing news. I can’t wait to tell my colleagues about that.

“It’s going to make a massive difference to us and we can do so much more with that kind of money.”

The £5,000 will go towards the purchase of desperately needed equipment to help them perform as effectively as possible in the delivery of a positive and comfortable dining experience.

Russell Galley, Group Director, Halifax Community Bank, said: ““Halifax is committed to bringing communities closer together to help them thrive, and we are able to further deliver upon this commitment through people like Michael Parkes.

“He plays a pivotal role within his community making a positive difference by providing food and comfort to those in need.

“We’re proud that Michael is one of our Halifax Giving Extra Award winners.”