NANCY won for the sheer scope of her community work.
She puts in a full day's graft, week in week out, as a volunteer for Agewell and spends countless hours talking to and supporting elderly people while also helping to run day care at Birkby Croft sheltered housing where she is chairman of the management committee.
She is also involved with the Fartown Village Hall committee, is chairman of her local Neighbourhood Watch and a member of the new Community First panel in Ashbrow, which tries to attract funding to the area.
She is currently involved in trailblazing inter-generational work linking the elderly with pupils at North Huddersfield Trust School in Fartown.
A delighted Nancy said: “I couldn’t believe that I had been nominated. I am totally gobsmacked that I have won.
“I get more out of my voluntary work than I put in. I really enjoy helping others.
“Only on Tuesday I took 19 people to Junction 32 for a day out, all on public transport.
“It must be my Christian upbringing that has made me want to help others. I have been doing this for about 12 years now and do everything from organising to being treasurer.”
The other nominees in this category, sponsored by Longley Park Kia, were Shirley Simmonds, John Brooke and John Battye.