TWO years of dedication to supporting communities across Hull and East Yorkshire will be recognised tonight as members of the Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust team attend the Hull and East Yorkshire Pride Awards.
The Trust has been shortlisted in the Business in the Community category, in recognition of having donated more than £100,000 to more than 150 groups and projects across the region over the past 24 months.
Organised by the Hull Daily Mail, the awards honour and celebrate East Yorkshire’s unsung heroes, and Jo Hudgell, chair of the Trust, says she is delighted and proud to see the work of the Trust being recognised alongside the achievements of so many inspirational people, on what is usually an emotional occasion.
“We are really excited and proud ahead of tonight’s awards, and it will be a privilege for the Trust to be involved in a night where so many inspirational and brave people are quite rightly recognised,” she said.
“The one constant we see through our work with the Trust is the remarkable number of people across this region who have incredible stories of achievement through adversity, all because of their passion and determination.
“We see so many people who put others ahead of themselves at all times, and we are sure there will be many such cases highlighted tonight.”
There are seven individual categories in the awards, from which one winner will be crowned with the overall Pride of East Yorkshire award at the ceremony, held at the KC Stadium.
The Trust’s nomination followed a commitment recently to increase our annual fund to £100,000 from £60,000, making up to £2,500 available to individual groups each time.
“Hopefully, even if we don’t win tonight, we could meet many people who the Trust is able to support going forward,” added Mrs Hudgell.
“It would make it a really rewarding night if we came away having made more people aware that we are here to help make a positive difference to communities across the region.”