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Welcome to our Pride of Huddersfield Awards live coverage!

Look back to see who the winners of our 14 special awards were.

We're celebrating the great and good of our town - and chances are you'll know or have met a nominee, so you have someone to root for!

All our nominees are worthy winners who have made outstanding contributions to the local community in many areas.

However there can only be one winner from each category - so read on to find out who they were!

And that's a wrap!

It’s over for another year - thank you to everyone for joining us and a huge congratulations to all our winners!

Thanks Anne

Praise for Ken Davy

Well done Mr Davy - a true community champion

Greater Huddersfield

Time to re-brand Kirklees?

Ken Davy takes to the stage

A wonderful lady

Rosie Cleave chatting about her award

Hearty congratulations to Mr Davy

Cheers Brian. Thanks for all your witty tweets

We catch up with the arts awards winners

Achievement award

And finally, the achievement award, which goes to Ken Davy for his services to sport, charity and business over very many years.

Examiner pride of Huddersfield awards: Ken Davy
Examiner pride of Huddersfield awards: Ken Davy

Ken has averaged a day a week since 1968 doing voluntary activities.In the mid 1990s he became chairman of Huddersfield Giants, playing a major role in their success in recent times, and in 2003 he saved Huddersfield Town from liquidation.
He helped establish the charitable Huddersfield Community Trust in 2006 to build the children’s sports and leisure facility The Zone, which since 2008 has been visited by more than 750,000 youngsters and over 400,000 adults.He also helped set up the One Community Foundation for Huddersfield and donated a significant family endowment called The Davy Fund to the foundation which supports children and young people in sporting activities across Kirklees.

You can read more about his achievements here.


Well done to Rosie

And the winner is... Rosie Cleave!

Rosie has committed herself to helping the NSPCC for approaching 60 years and in that time has raised more than £100,000 for the charity herself and, taking her work as part of group fundraisers, it will be around £500,000.

Her list of fundraising activities is endless and she’s so dedicated to the cause she has even been known to collect wood and chop it up as kindling which she has then sold to homes and businesses.

Now 64, last year she trekked 26 miles through the Peruvian mountains to raise £9,000.

Congratulations Rosie!

Sing it loud Thom

Quick chat with award winner Wendy Marsden

Arts award goes to...

Congrats

Services to charity

Next up, the services to charity award, sponsored by Shepley Spring.

The nominees are Malcolm MacDonald, Sue Bray and Rosie Cleave.

Read more about them here.

Well done Wendy!

And the winner is... The Mrs Sunderland Music Festival!

The festival won for the way it has taken a strong traditional event stretching back 127 years and not only kept it going but also constantly looks at ways to improve it and bring bigger audiences in.

Prime movers committee chairman Ray Brown, his wife Glenis and the team are helped by a 10-strong committee and then 50 helpers once the event gets under way.

More than 3,300 performers took part this year – up 17% on the previous year – and the festival, which this year included music workshops for around 1,000 local school pupils, is one of the most prestigious events in the north of England.

Congratulations everyone!

Arts award


Arts award next, which is sponsored by Perrys Huddersfield.

The nominees are Oscars Theatre Academy, the Mrs Sunderland Music Festival and Dr George Redmonds.

You can read more about them here.

And the winner is... Wendy Marsden!

Wendy won for making such a difference to her community, especially the way she has dedicated herself to improving the lives of youngsters in Lowerhouses.

She runs youth club sessions, social events and cooking clubs and in the school holidays runs a Kids’ Lunch Club three days per week providing a healthy meal to between 30 and 50 local children and some parents every day.

She’s chair of Parents At Lowerhouses School (PALS) and a governor there too and has won praise from the police for her community work.

Congratulations Wendy!

Congrats to the hospital team

Here's the theatres team at HRI

Friendship across continents

Services to the community

It’s time for the services to the community award, sponsored by First Huddersfield.

The nominees are Wendy Marsden, Richard Izzard and the All Hallows Churchyard Team.

You can read more about them here.

And the winner is... the theatres team at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary!

The team were the best friends in the world when one of their colleagues became terminally ill with pancreatic cancer.

Former British Army soldier Obe Morake, who lived in Holmfirth, came from South Africa so they fundraised to send him back home on a visit before he became too poorly and then later brought his family and young son over for a final Christmas together.

And they even sang carols outside his home on Christmas Eve.

Obe, described as “a true gentleman” and “an inspiration to many people” died on January 11.

Congratulations everyone!

Here's Glyn talking about his award