A woman is in the running to win one of the region’s top awards for her two decades of volunteering.

Angie Kirtley, of Denholme, has been shortlisted for Bupa’s Yorkshire and Humber Employee Volunteer of the Year, awarded by Business in the Community, for making a difference to her community.

Angie, who works for Bupa Care Homes in Horsforth, has been singled out for her volunteering over the past five years. She has organised much-needed days out for 90 older people, working with charity Zest, after raising £5,000 through cake sales, auctions and work raffles.

She has also been involved in a range of other projects including reading at a school, fundraising for Riding for Disabled, charity walks to raise funds to tackle dementia, and re-painting schools and renovating gardens as part of Bupa’s community challenge programme. She said: “I feel humbled to be nominated for the award.

“I’ve been involved in helping local groups for 20 years but I’ve done more over the last five years.”

Siobhan Drane, community and partnership manager at Bupa Care Homes, Horsforth, said: “Angie is a really deserving nominee.

Angie is one of five finalists shortlisted from applications across the region. The winner will be announced at an awards dinner today.