A SPECIAL day in Huddersfield which gave people the chance to do some volunteering work - coupled with the opportunity to find love - has attained national acclaim.
Volunteering Kirklees organised the day called Lovunteering for Make A Difference Day and scooped second place in the Most Innovative Approach to the day category at the Community Service Volunteers awards in London.
Nationwide around 114,000 people volunteered to do unpaid work for the day.
There were two tasks in Huddersfield. One was with the Milnsbridge Enhancement Group and the Environmental Alliance painting unsightly railings in Milnsbridge.
The other was designing T-shirts at Volunteering Kirklees' office on Lord Street in Huddersfield for the Kate and Daniel Trust, which provides counselling and support to families bereaved of a child.
Kirklees Volunteering organiser Sharron Wilkinson said: "We were one of four organisations nationally that had been nominated in this category and we were absolutely delighted to come runner-up. It's great to have recognition at such a national level.
"The event was a great fun and aimed to appeal to people who wouldn't have normally tried volunteering.
"All the volunteers and organisations should be thanked as they really got into the spirit of the day and the end result was a lot of laughs and one possible romance."
Guests at the awards event included Nell McAndrew, Pete Waterman and Vanessa Feltz.
Volunteering Kirklees was awarded a framed certificate and £100 grant to fund a community project in the spirit of CSV Make A Difference Day.