Park & Warley Our Communities Award 2016: Lifetime Achievement Award – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Mohammed Sultan

Mohammed Sultan is a person who for the last 40 years has been very active in the Park ward area, volunteering his time and commitment in breaking down barriers to help create a more integrated community.

Mr Sultan is a committee member on the council of mosques, Interfaith Council and he has also developed excellent relationships with the police, Calderdale Council and other partners through working on many complex issues within the community.

He is a key spokesperson for the Madni Mosque and has provided much needed advice and support to the community who have needed help with religious issues, family matters and arranging funerals.

Mohammed Sultan is a fantastic resource in the local area and through all he does for the community, a very worthy of the 2016 lifetime achievement award.

North Halifax Star 2016: Lifetime Achievement – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Malcolm Barrett (President, Halifax Sunday Football League)

For as long as most people can remember, Malcom Barrett has been at the very heart of the local football, as a referee and as volunteer on the management committee for the Halifax Sunday Football League.

The League is now in its 48th year and he was present at its very first meeting back in October 1968!

He became Chairman in 1996 and then in 2013 he became President; a role he still currently sits, keeping a watchful eye on the continued progress of the League.

Nearly 400 different teams and sets of players have enjoyed playing in the League in this time and this unsung hero, and North Halifax Star has been a pivotal figure in developing grassroots football in our local community.

North Halifax Star 2016: Outstanding Individual – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Simon Trowell (Manager of Crossleys JFC under 9s)

Simon Trowell has been a volunteer with Crossley Junior Football Club for over 3 years and during that time he has shown outstanding patience and belief in all the children he has worked with.

His ethos is to encourage individual confidence to improve the whole team.

Through constant encouragement and the development of players of all abilities he has produced a team that both parents and youngsters feel is both ambitious and welcoming.

For information on Crossley Junior Football Club visit

North Halifax Star 2016: Young People of the Year – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: 7th Halifax Scouts

The 7th Halifax Scouts is a great group of young people on track to grow into excellent citizens.

A quick look on the Facebook page and you can see that this is a group of young people who strive to contribute to their local area, to achieve as individuals and as a team, and to above all have fun!

Over the last 12 months they have taken part in a survival camp, winter camp, fundraising bag-packs, hiking expeditions, cooking sessions and swimming.

And they’ve gained loads of life skills by achieving badges in Home Help, Athlete, Digital-maker and Fitness, even exploring Japanese culture as part International badge.

Find out more about the 7th Halifax Scouts at

North Halifax Star 2016: Contribution to Work and Training – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Dawn Hartley

Dawn Hartley is a local business woman who had a vision to make a difference and help people in the village where she was born.

For over a quarter of a century Dawn has run the the successful and well respected care company, Community Support Services.

After investing in an unused building in Mixenden, Dawn designed and opened the Addy for the people of Mixenden and for those who need that little bit extra support.

Dawn is an exceptionally hard working individual who is always going above and beyond to ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided with high quality care.

The Addy offers adults with disabilities the opportunity to learn, develop and nurture their skills so that they are ready to enter the world of work. Those that have attended have come on leaps and bounds, obtaining work placements, gaining extra skills and support to make the transition into employment.

To find out more about Community Support Services visit and keep up to date with what’s going on at the. Mixenden Addy on Facebook


North Halifax Star 2016: Contribution to the Older Generation – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Men United at Ovenden Park

Ovenden Park situated just behind Moorside School is more than just the home of Halifax RUFC these days, now it’s also playing a part in tackling the issue of loneliness in older men.

The Men United group is run by volunteers from the rugby club and offers the opportunity to local men to get out of the house and socialise with a few new friends every week on a Wednesday morning.

Meal at Heeds Hall Hotel

Good friendships have certainly been formed through Men United and some members having recently experienced problems have expressed their appreciation of the genuine support and help they’ve been given from within the group.

The group currently has about 15 regular attenders but they are always keen to welcome new members.

Find out more about the Men United group online here

North Halifax Star 2016: Contribution to Culture – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Daisy Mae Fry

Daisy Mae Fry is a young artist and fashion designer from Ovenden who is currently studying at Calderdale College.

She has just held her first exhibition of her limited edition prints in Leeds and one will find its way to a Tate exhibition in the future.

Daisy has been studying art and design for 4 years, currently doing a HND course at Calderdale College with specialisms in fashion design and graphics.

She creates controversial and eye catching pieces and has always had a huge interest in fashion. She says her biggest influences are the fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and photographer Terry Richardson, both two very controversial but extremely creative artists.

In February, Daisy’s work was displayed in the penthouse at Bar Fibre, Leeds – a hugely successful event which featured 3 collections of numbered and signed works with a variety of different themes as well as the chance to see the Daisy Mae’s fashion collection.

You can read about Daisy at or see some of her work on Behance at

If you’re on Twitter, follow Daisy at @Miss_Mae_96