THERE’S still time to vote in the annual MyMirfield Community and Business Awards.
For the fifth year, retailers, businesses and organisations will be recognised for what they have achieved for Mirfield and its community over the last 12 months.
Winners will be announced at a black-tie evening on Saturday, March 23, at the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford.
Following over 1,000 nominations, community group MyMirfield created a shortlist for each award category.
Co-founder Richard Hartley said: “It was both warming – as we read the comments – and frustrating, knowing we had to create a shortlist.
“The decisions became easier as many of those with the most nominations also had the community-based reasons attached to them.
“We wish to thank everyone who nominated, and encourage everyone who didn’t make the shortlist to keep up the good work.”
Last year’s winners included The Whole Autism Family, Haigh’s Farm Shop and Mirfield Co-op.
There are nine awards – community organisation, retail business, tradesman, professional or business, hair and beauty business, community project, food and drink business, sporting organisation, community event and activity-based organisation.
There’ll be entertainment on the night, including singer Kayle Asquith and magician Regan Lewis, as well as a four-course meal.
The evening is also a fundraiser, with all proceeds going towards the Little Deer Wood activity centre, which offers a range of outdoor activities for able-bodied and disabled people.
Voting closes on Monday (March 18). To vote and to buy tickets (£35) visit www.mymirfieldawards.co.uk.
Any prizes for the five-star auction and raffle can be donated via firstname.lastname@example.org.