There were plenty of smiles as Bradford’s 13th annual Community Stars Awards evening took place.

The special awards, organised by the Telegraph & Argus and Bradford Council, recognise the district’s unsung heroes who go above and beyond to help others.

This year’s ceremony included new award categories - making sure the very best of Bradford could be recognised.

The winners were unveiled at a special ceremony on Wednesday night at the Bradford Hotel, where they received the Bradford Medal.

A special supplement will appear in the Telegraph & Argus on December 13 to commemorate the event, with many more pictures and details included. 

Entertainment was provided by 16-year-old Brandon Symonds who did a great job of keeping the audience entertained.

Many significant figures from across Bradford were in attendance, including Lord Mayor Cllr Gerry Barker.

Here is the list of winners..............

Good Neighbour Of the Year – Sponsored by Incommunities - Margaret Malik

Outstanding Contribution to the Earliest years of life award – Sponsored by Better Start Bradford - Danuta Petrie

Shared Values in Action Award  - Sponsored by Bradford For Everyone - Humera Khan

Large Voluntary and Community Group Award - Janaza Announcements

Small Voluntary and Community Group Award  - Bradford Cinderella Club

Volunteer of the year Award – Rangzaeb Iqbal

Young Active Citizens Award Age 8 – 16 -   Hawwa-Jannat Ibrahim 

Young Active Citizens Award Age 17 – 25 - Damian Tatar  

Business Making A Difference Award – Sponsored by Participate - Leeds Road Fisheries

Fundraiser of the Year Award – Nicola Wheeler/ Emon Choudhury (joint winners)

Lifetime Achievement Award  - Dr Martin Baines, QPM, LLB

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The musical entertainment at the event

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Action from the awards evening

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Delight as the Lifetime Achievement award is handed out

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The hosts of the awards evening