Their hard work often goes unrewarded, but tonight the people who make living in Calderdale special will be recognised at an awards ceremony.
The Courier is proud to be hosting the fourth Community and Environment awards at Berties in Elland.
Look North presenter Claire Frisby will host, taking over from last year’s compere Harry Gration.
Those short listed for awards are:
Best New Charity: Calderdale Pride; Phoenix Heights.
Best Recycling Initiative: Pit Stop; Cycle Recycle; Project Colt / Colt Enterprise Calderdale.
Business in the Environment: Green Business Network.
Charity & Business Partnership: Christian Nightlife & Grand Central Rail; Organic hr; Street Angels - Christian Nightlife and Tippey Marketing & Events; Pennine Magpie - Green Business Network.
Charity of the Year: Brighouse Old Peoples Welfare Committee; Food and support drop - Ebenezer Church; Noah’s Ark Centre; Next Step Trust; Project Challenge; Overgate Hospice.
Good Neighbour Award: Stanley Brownridge;
Green Champion: Peter Manning - Ground Floor Project; Graham Wiles - Green Business Network; Peter Hill - Alternative Technology Centre; Adrian Woods - Pit Stop.
Green School: Ravenscliffe High School.
Outstanding Individual Achievement: Declan Duke; Philip Hellawell; Mrs Vera Parojcic; Graham Pearson - Next Step Trust.
Public Servant Award: Les Siddall; Hebden Royd; Andrew Pitts
Trustee Board of the Year: Home Start Calderdale; Next Step Trust; Noah’s Ark Centre.
Investment in the Community: Basement Recovery Project; Provident Insurance.