Community Foundation Wakefield District reveals the 10 finalists for the People's Choice prize at its annual Unsung Heroes awards
The campaign shines a light on people in the district who work tirelessly and selflessly to make the lives of other people better in some way.
The foundation’s judging panel chose ten finalists from the ninety nominations received. Votes are now welcome to determine who should receive the People’s Choice award.
Murray Edwards, Community Foundation Wakefield District’s executive director, said: “We received an unprecedented number of nominations this year, and each one showed just how much of an impact local volunteers are making across our district.
"It’s been a real pleasure to spend time with all of our finalists.
"A short film detailing the nature of their nominations will be shown at the Unsung Heroes award ceremony, which will take place at Wakefield Cathedral on October 6.”
A school bus driver who died when it overturned on a motorway has been named as 40-year-old Stephen Shrimpton. Barbara Flynn-Southern, a director at The Port Grocery CIC - a charity that Mr Shrimpton worked for, told Sky News he was "an all round good guy who will be sorely missed by a lot of people". Having volunteered as a driver for the company during the first COVID lockdown, Mr Shrimpton worked "endlessly" and briefly became a full time employee, delivering food and supporting vulnerable people within the local community.
A 15-year-old girl and a school bus driver have died after the vehicle overturned on a motorway in Merseyside, police have said. It comes after major incidents were declared following "a number of casualties", emergency services said earlier. Calday Grange all-boys grammar school and West Kirby all-girls grammar school confirmed one of its school buses was involved in the incident, which took place shortly after 8am on Friday.