posted on 8 June 2012

The Wildcats Community Trust have been recognised for their outstanding work with two nominations in the Wakefield District Business Awards.

The Community Trust have nominations in two categories in the Wakefield Business Awards. Here some of the team earlier in 2012 receive the Heart Research UK Special Recognition Award.

Revealed in today’s Wakefield Express, the Wildcats Community Trust has been shortlisted for the Community Enterprise Award whilst Director of Education, Mark Winder is one of seven people vying to be named the Employee of the Year.

Winder has exceeded expectation levels beyond the clubs targets set, applying for £700,000 of grants and funding and being successful in receiving over £500,000 for the Community Trust.

Less than a year ago he was told that he had a condition that nearly made him a quadraplaegic that required an operation and a titanium plate being placed in his spine.

Despite this serious operation, Winder was back in work after just four weeks, with his passion and commitment to the Trust and the local community there for all to see.

Whilst the Community Enterprise Award will be decided by a panel, people can vote for the Employee of the Year Award.

Vote for Wildcats Director of Education Mark Winder by picking up a copy of the Wakefield Express and filling out the coupon on page 27.

All votes must be received by noon on Tuesday 12th June so there is little time to waste if you’d like to show your support.

Wildcats Chief Executive, James Elston commented: “This is yet more fully deserved recognition of the outstanding work the Community Trust do and congratulations must go to Mark, the Trustee’s and the Trust staff who work tirelessly to deliver projects to local schools and the people in the District.

“The Trust received a special recognition award from Heart Research UK earlier in the year and set the benchmark on a number of levels for other rugby league clubs and it is something the club and its supporters can be hugely proud of.

“Mark’s nomination for ‘Employee of the Year’ if fully earned and I think anyone that has met him will vouch for his professionalism, work ethic and drive to make the community we live in a better place for everyone.

“I’d wholeheartedly encourage everyone who can to vote for Mark.”

The awards night is one of the most prestigious black tie events in the district’s calendar and is held at Cedar Court Hotel on Tuesday 26th June.

This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.

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