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The 2020 Finalists
Take a read of just some of the reasons why the following have been publicly nominated and are now finalists in this year’s MyMirfield Business & Community Awards. Make your votes known on the voting form.
sponsored by Alexanders Bar & Kitchen
868 MIRFIELD AIR CADETS: Providing wide ranging opportunities for young people including camps, sports, flying, gliding, communications, first aid, leadership, archery, Duke of Edinburgh Awards and academic achievements.
8th MIRFIELD CUBS/SCOUTS: One of the biggest in the region, providing varied agendas for 5 to 14s. They allow them to learn valuable life skills, make friends, enjoy activities they would not normally be able to do, and have fun.
MIRFIELD MUSIC & LANGUAGE ACADEMY: Providing fun, relevant, lessons for all age groups. They offer personalised tuition in piano, guitar, singing and brass as well as Spanish, German and French to all ages and abilities.
sponsored by Orange Domestic Projects
MIRFIELD AGRICULTURAL SHOW: An annual family day out that regularly attracts over 10,000 visitors to the town. It is run by volunteers as a non-profit community event with all proceeds going to run current and future shows.
NOISY NEIGHBOURS NYE 2019: Their very first event at St Pauls Church on New Year’s Eve sold out immediately. Organised by local young bands, the crowd partied to Ska House, Distortion, Tom & James Band and more.
SARAHS WISH FOR KIRKWOOD: A special family fun day that has raised thousands of pounds in memory of a mum-of-three who died in Kirkwood Hospice. Its’ events have included live music, funfair, bar, stalls, and fun dog show.
sponsored by Thornhill Insurance
BOOTS THE CHEMIST: Adam and his team go out of their way to help the community. They support their customers, showing a real interest; help charities; host collection points; and drop medicines off to elderly and house-bound.
DAMON’S BARBERS: The shop has become a community hub where men can go to talk as well as get their hair cut. Damon also goes out of his way to go into the community to do haircuts for care homes and those who can’t get out.
MIRFIELD CO-OP: The team regularly host charities in store; do fundraising of their own; work with Mirfield in Bloom; allow community events in their car park; and support local schools and organisations.
MIRFIELD FIREFIGHTERS: A team of ‘on call’ retained firefighters who give their own time willingly to raise funds for charity with bonfire night pie and peas, car washes, their Santa’s Grotto, and supporting local events.
sponsored by Craig Miller Joinery & Building Co
LET JUNE MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Seven volunteers who provide financial support to children in North Kirklees to cover everything from school trips, educational items, counselling sessions and musical instruments – who might not otherwise be able to participate in educational. So far awarding over £70,000 to over 300 people.
THE WHOLE AUTISM FAMILY: Born to offer help and guidance to families who are impacted by autism. They didn’t want other families to be in the same position as themselves, as they know it impacts the whole family.
MIRFIELD ROUND TABLE: Is about having fun with friends and trying something new including karting, golf, hiking, biking and tours. They also organise Mirfield Bonfire and the Beer Festival, raising thousands for local charities.
sponsored by Roger’s Gent’s Hairdressing
MIRFIELD IN BLOOM: Is not just about flowers. It involves the whole town. Groups pull together and neighbours become friends. The town looks lovely; winning awards and discouraging litter, vandalism and graffiti.
MIRFIELD RESCUE SERVICE: A team of volunteers dedicated to helping the people of Mirfield in all extreme weathers that nobody else should be out in. Offering lifts to work; rescuing stranded cars; and providing weather updates.
FRIENDS OF MIRFIELD LIBRARY: A non-political voluntary group supporting the library services; protecting the building for all residents; and organise regular events and happenings to create a social and cultural hub.
sponsored by Hutchinson Demolition & Dismantling
HALO PROFESSIONAL HAIR DESIGN: A good listening ear and not just with regards to what hairstyle you might require. Always helpful with charity work, especially cancer research. All despite their shop being broken into.
THORNHILL INSURANCE: This family run insurance brokers has recently moved into Mirfield. They encourage local businesses to work together with their monthly Meet Ups, and support local community organisations.
FLOWERS AT 180: Inspired by nature, their flowers have a natural, rustic, country feel. They continue to innovate by running seasonal workshops plus opening their event and wedding room for hire.
NEWGATE GARAGE: A strong commitment to their work and customers; always helping individuals whenever needed; offering a great service and fair prices; plus supporting many local charities and organisations.
sponsored by Newgate Garage
BORIS & CO BARBERS: More than just a place to get a haircut. Their young team have a strong customer ethos, they highlight the issue of mental health, and they take time to listen when you need a chat. Plus they have a pool table !
DOLLHOUSE BEAUTY: Based in Lower Hopton, it is two businesses, under one roof, that offer a wide variety of treatments. Rosanna specialises in lash extensions, waxing and pedicures whilst Danielle in facials and massages.
QREAM T’S CAKES: A beautifully decorated community cakery new to Knowl Road. It is a great place for fantastic locally sourced coffee and homemade cakes and Tommy is so welcoming and accommodating.
THROUGH THE WARDROBE: A specialist children’s bookshop that supports young readers on their literary adventure. They work within the community to capture the imagination with their specially selected range.
sponsored by Halo Professional Hair Design
BATTLING FAT LADS: A social group that continually raises money for charities through their enjoyment of football. Supporting local causes including the Mirfield Branch of the Poppy Appeal and Andy’s Man Club.
BATTYEFORD SPORTING CLUB: They run several teams for boys and girls from under 5s to open age. Run purely by volunteers that give up so much of their free time for others, they provide fun and personal development for all.
HOPTON MILLS CRICKET CLUB: As well as both junior and adult cricket, they raise funds for Kirkwood Hospice via their Brass in the Park, coffee mornings and Festival of Cricket. Their Friday Pavilion Café is a beautiful hidden gem.
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