A Wetherby woman has been awarded for her work in the community.
Kazia Knight, who is a town councillor, has been named as one of 66 local winners from across the UK in the Halifax Giving Extra winner.
She has been recognised by the local panel of the awards for her work with a number of local good causes – including Friends of Sandringham Park and the Wetherby and District Foodbank.
“I was overwhelmed to just be nominated, so it was awesome to actually win a Halifax Giving Extra Award,” said Kazia.
“I’d like to thank everyone who volunteers for the various projects – they wouldn’t exist without you.”
Now in its third year, the Halifax Giving Extra Awards reward people who bring communities together and help them thrive.
Charity fundraisers, sports coaches, community volunteers and many more have been recognised for the contribution they make.
Nominated by her daughter Debi, Kazia has, for the past six years, been the driving force behind the Friends of Sandringham Park – campaigning for funds and to improve the Park which was once blighted by anti-social behaviour.
Kazia is also the Wetherby and District foodbank champion, helping to feed hundreds of local families.
Paula Oxtoby, Community Ambassador for Halifax York, added: “The work that Kazia has done for the community is outstanding and truly deserves this recognition.
“She has truly gone the extra mile for people in our community – and we are delighted to recognise this.”
The 66 local Halifax Giving Extra Award winners will each receive £300 in Supercheque vouchers and will be put forward to be chosen as one of seven regional winners.
Regional winners will be announced by the end of February and will each receive £5,000 to make a further difference in their community.
Russell Galley, Group Director, Halifax Community Bank, said: “We believe we should give extra back to people like Kazia who are pivotal to driving positive and lasting change.”