Leeds launches awards to thank its ‘heroes’

By John Fisher, June 12, 2008
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The Leeds community is to hold its first awards ceremony recognising the city’s unsung heroes. The Leeds Jewish Community Pride Awards, launched by the eight-strong team of Leeds Jewish Welfare Board’s fundraising committee, will honour those people it believes make a difference to the community.

Over the next four months people will have the chance to cast votes in a number of categories including community volunteer, best neighbour, best carer and best teacher — culminating in the Leeds Jewish personality of the year.

Jane Clynes, project facilitator, said: “This is a community project and the public’s support is paramount.”

Once the votes have been counted, the nominations for each category will be announced and a second round of public voting will commence in the autumn. The winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner in Leeds on December 4. Voting forms are available at local shops or on www.ljwbprideawards.co.uk

    Last updated: 2:48pm, July 15 2009