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Leeds’ unsung heroes to be recognised at Compassionate City Awards this week


Unsung heroes in Leeds will be recognised for their amazing contribution to the city at the Compassionate City Awards on Thursday 22 November 2018.

Held at Leeds Civic Hall, the Compassionate City Awards are a celebration of the city’s many unsung heroes. The awards will celebrate the positive work that individuals, community groups and organisations do every day to make their local communities and our city a great place to live, work and visit.

The important work that these individuals and organisations do helps to improve the lives of the people of Leeds and supports the vision for our city to be the best city the UK.

Similarly to last year, there will be an award named in memory of Jo Cox. The Jo Cox award will be given to an individual or organisation who has gone above and beyond to unite and bring different communities together in Leeds.

There are seven award categories in total which are all individually sponsored by businesses and organisations from in and around Leeds.

The award sponsors this year are Leeds City College, Strategic Team Group, Leeds Rhinos Foundation, Dawson Group Sweepers PLC, Tunstall Healthcare (UK) and John Rodriguez Plastering Ltd.

Councillor Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council’s Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Communities said:

“The Compassionate City Awards are a fantastic way of recognising our city’s many unsung heroes. There are countless individuals and organisations in Leeds who regularly go above and beyond for their local communities and it’s this work that really helps to make Leeds the best place to live and work.

I would like to offer my congratulations to all the nominees. It’s fantastic that we have the opportunity as a city to pass on our thanks for all their tremendous efforts.”