Community Spirit Award nomination shortlist 2014

Halifax Courier Community Spirit Awards 2013 at Bertie's at La Cachette, Elland.
Halifax Courier Community Spirit Awards 2013 at Bertie's at La Cachette, Elland.

The shortlist has been concluded in this year’s Courier Community Spirit Awards.

It was a difficult decision process and the judges wish to thank all parties for their nominations - each and every charity, enterprise and individual was worthy.

But the shortlisted nominations stood out for excelling in the criteria of each nominated category.

This year’s shortlisted are:

Arts and Culture

artSBridge, Sowerby Bridge

Calderdale Museums Volunteers

The Dog House, Halifax

Best New Charity

Community Rights of Way Services, Hebden Bridge

Happydays UK, Ovenden

Threeways, Ovenden

Charity of the Year

Calderdale Women’s Centre, Halifax

Friends of Ravenscliffe, Halifax

Overgate Hospice, Elland

Community Champion

Martin Haigh

Dave Fawcett

Rod Mellor

David Normanton

Community School

All Saints Junior and Infant School, Halifax

Ravenscliffe High School, Halifax

Salterhebble Junior and Infant School, Halifax

Investment in the Community

Happydays UK, Ovenden

Kathleen Harrison and Kenneth Billington, Elland Silver Band

Pennine Housing, Calderdale

Older People

Age UK Calderdale

Weekend Care, Calderdale

Outstanding Individual

Dave Fawcett

Martin Haigh

Jenny Hirst

John McCall

Social Enterprise

Fat Chilli Cards, Elland

Happydays UK, Ovenden

The Incredible Aqua Garden, Todmorden

Young Community Champion

Nathan Hall

Alex Kostyakov

Kerry Wheelwright

Invitations have now been sent to each shortlisted individual and charity, school and enterprise representatives inviting them to Berties @ La Cachette, Elland, on July 10, for a three course awards ceremony presented by BBC’s Clare Frisby.

There were a number of charities worthy of being in the shortlist who didn’t make it because the nomination emails were not detailed enough. For next year, please remember to provide a detailed account of the person/charity, the work they do and how it benefits the community.