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Awards honour for star tenants
Talented tenants of the district’s largest social landlord, Incommunities, were celebrated on Tuesday at the organisation’s 2012 star awards.
More than 150 people attended the prize presentation at the Midland Hotel, Bradford, where winners in the seven categories were announced.
Among the victors were, in the communal garden section, Brenda Templeton and her small gardening group at North Beck House, Keighley.
The “rising star” winner was Nathan Connelly, of Keighley, who is an active volunteer using sport, music and fitness as a “force for good”. He was nominated for being a “positive role model for young people”.
Geraldine Howley, Incommunities group chief executive, said: “The star awards are all about celebrating the inspiring work of individuals and groups.
“This year the awards focused on finding our ‘magnificent seven’ of local stars, but everyone from those nominated to people who have taken the time to make nominations deserve special praise.
“These awards demonstrate the pride that individuals and groups have in where they live.”
Martin Smith, Incommunities group chairman, said: “These awards are a fantastic showcase of people’s talents and the community spirit shown right across our neighbourhoods.
“Every year they put the spotlight on our many proud residents and unsung heroes.
“Congratulations to all the award winners and all those nominated. You are the stars of our community.” Each winner was presented with a trophy and a gift voucher. There were also runners-up prizes in each category.
Before the winners were revealed and the awards presented, those attending were treated to a masterclass from floral designer Jonathan Moseley and a live performance by stars of Bradford’s Rock School.
There were also presentations from Incommunities’ Way to Green Team and the food co-operative Roots & Fruits.