Two ‘golden’ Bradford charities that fight against poverty have pocketed £50,000 between them.

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) and the Bradford Soup Run won the gold accolades at Sovereign Health Care Charitable Trust’s Good All Round Awards last night.

The awards were to mark the 140th anniversary of Sovereign Health Care in Bradford, and saw £140,000 divided between 14 good causes. The winners were split into gold, silver and bronze categories.

Sovereign Health Care chief executive Russ Piper said: “All the charities involved support people who face challenges in their lives. It may be health issues, disabilities, traumatic accidents, family breakdown or social disadvantage of one kind or another, but they all do a fantastic job and we believe that each and every one of them is a worthy winner.”

CAP and the Bradford Soup Run came top in their respective categories – Larger Charities and Smaller Charities – following an online poll that saw 23,000 votes cast by the public. CAP will receive £40,000, while the Soup Run, which helps homeless people, will get £10,000.

John Kirkby, founder of CAP, said it was a “huge privilege” to collect his organisation’s gold award. Of the money, he said: “It will make a huge difference. It is the clients we work with that will benefit from this.”

CAP provide free debt counselling, financial education and help to the long-term unemployed in Bradford.

John Tempest, founder and director at the Soup Run, was delighted with the award. He said: “This time last year we were feeding 60 people living on the streets. Last week we were feeding 90. It is a challenge.” Mr Tempest said: “I have got a brilliant team with me. It could not exist without people like them.”

Guests of honour at the awards ceremony, held at the National Media Museum, included the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford, representatives from each of the charities and members of Bradford’s business community.

In the larger charities category the silver winners were Cancer Support Bradford & Airedale and ‘e:merge’ who each received £15,000, while the bronze awards of £7,500 each went to Bradford Disability Sport and Leisure, Crossroads Care, HALE and Keyhouse.

In the smaller charities category the silver winners were Haworth Riding for the Disabled and West Yorkshire Medic Response who each got £7,000, while the bronze awards went to Bradford Toy Library, Canterbury Imagine, Clothing Solutions for the Disabled and Millan Centre. They all received £4,000.