The Keighley Community Awards is an annual ceremony, celebrating the unsung heroes of our diverse and multicultural Town and applauding those that seek to the make the lives of others, easier, happier and more fulfilled without expecting anything in return.
On Saturday 19 November, Keighley Town Council hosted the Keighley Community Awards 2022 at the Civic Centre
There were 10 awards to celebrate the people of Keighley who have gone above and beyond in their work, volunteering or sport.
Barry Thorne Sporting Hero of the Year
Sponsored by AB Jetting
Throughout the year this individual will have made an outstanding contribution to local sport over the past 12 months. Made a significant impact to a local club, community, organisation or school and shown a commitment to personal development, teamwork and supporting the development of others.
Winner: Sheik Muhammed Layek Miah
Runner Up: David Seaward
Gary Pedley Community Award of the Year
Sponsored by Oldroyds
This award is developed to honour people who are making significant contributions to their community through their time, actions, talents and dedication. The nominee selected should serve as a role model for compassion and service and be striving to make Keighley a better place. They should have a passion for helping others in their community.
Winner: Emma Gibson
Runner Up: Christine Reynard
Inspiring Young Person of the Year Award
Sponsored by Keighley College
Inspiring Young Person of the Year rewards an individual 25-years-old or younger who has made a significant impact in the local area. This award recognises the young people who are achieving incredible things through their work, whether voluntary or paid, within their local community, club, team, group, project or organisation.
Winner: Ibrahim Nadim
Runner Up: Cameron Tarpy
Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored by Cosurica
The Lifetime Achievement of the Year Award is presented for distinguished service to the local community and its residents over a significant period of time.
Winner: Mike Smith
Runner Up: Rebecca Boocock-Wilson
Volunteer of the Year Award
Sponsored by Phoenix Fire
Volunteer of the Year Award is presented for a volunteer who has had a significant impact on the people they seek to help. This individual selflessly volunteers their time and energy to organisations that often could not survive without them.
Winner: James Vaughan
Runner Up: Richard Dibbin
Neighbour of the Year Award
Sponsored by the Airedale Shopping Centre
Is your neighbour one in a million? Do they make a difference to your life or the lives of the people in your community? This award is a chance for you to say thank you to a neighbour or group of neighbour’s who go out of their way to help others, someone who shows kindness, compassion and consideration.
Winner: Emma Groves Jones
Runner Up: David Weston
Emergency Services Hero of the Year Award
The Emergency Services Hero of the Year Award recognized and celebrate the achievements of the emergency services in the last year. Emergency Services are all too often the unsung heroes of our community.
Winner: Adam Dykes
Climate Change Champion of the Year
Sponsored by Steve Thorpe and Son Gardening
The Climate Change Champion of the Year Award recognises individuals and/or groups who have made a positive change in addressing climate change in their local community.
Winner: River Worth Friends
Runner Up: Diana Chambers
Teacher of the Year Award
Sponsored by Ace Elevators Northern
The positive impact of an outstanding teacher can have a long-lasting effect on a pupil’s academic, social and emotional development. They inspire and engage children, so they thrive, enjoy learning and achieve well. A teacher is caring, confidence-building, passionate and encouraging. An outstanding teacher instils in his/her pupils a self-belief that they can manage anything they set their minds to. Must have been in a registered education setting for at least 5 years.
Winner: Mohammad Habibur
Runner Up: Mr Coates
Mayor’s Civic Award
This award is selected by the Mayor and recognises a group or individual who has gone above and beyond for their community.
Winner: Dorota Plata