A charity which was set up more than 130 years ago to help children living in poverty has won a Community Stars award.

Bradford Cinderella Club has been making a difference to the lives of underprivileged children since it was set up in 1890.

And its invaluable work has been recognised with the Small Voluntary and Community Group Award.

Mike Conway, from Bradford Cinderella Club, said: “Having attended the awards ceremony and listened to the many, many individuals and groups that do such a wonderful job in the various communities, congratulations to each and everyone of them. All of them are winners in my eyes!”

He added: “Winning an award is obviously wonderful for the Bradford Cinderella Club, it helps provide the impetus and publicity for us to continue the work we do for Bradford’s underprivileged kids and so we are ever so grateful for all the people who took the time to vote and support us.

“As you know we are currently right in the middle of our Christmas Shoebox / toys appeal which will result in over a 1000 kids waking up to a gift on Christmas Day.

“It would be remiss of me not to mention Rachel and Terry (our volunteers) who have spent countless hours putting these boxes together.

“But there is another group who have taken so much from our winning the award, the many many supporters who have provided cash donations, individual gifts and some who have spent so much time and effort in putting together incredible individual boxes of goodies for the kids.

“I have had many messages saying how pleased they are that they have had an opportunity to play a part.”

He said: “Again many thanks to the organisers, the Bradford Hotel , the Lord and Lady Mayor, esteemed guests, all the finalists and to all our supporters all over the city.”

The club’s nominator praised the group’s dedication to helping children in Bradford for more than 130 years - and its adaptability to meeting the needs of those children in a changing society.

He said: “The group responds to requests from others in the form of funds to provide needed equipment or food, provide trips etc and, where funds aren’t appropriate, provide support and information.

"They also maintain and fund a respite site in the centre of town. At certain times of the year such as Christmas and Easter they collect and distribute treats to underprivileged children.”

Bradford Cinderella Club is run entirely by unpaid volunteers with the aim of improving life for the underprivileged children of Bradford by providing activities, necessities and treats.

The category’s other finalists were Bracken Bank & District Community Association and the mental health charity SCUFF (Scar Cover Up Freedom Fund).

Community Stars Awards winners

You can find out about this year's winners by clicking each award category below.