Following our recent news stories regarding our joint communities’ project with our sporting partners, Wasps, and Castleford Tigers, we are delighted to share our final collection of inspirational stories regarding our Hannafin Community Heroes

Castleford Tigers fan, Pam Abbott has been nominated for her work in supporting numerous good causes within the community, from the homeless to the elderly, food banks and vulnerable people, gaining recognition for her efforts via leading charity chiefs. 

Wasps Fan, Chandrakumar Sivaprakash, known locally as Jay, runs a local Post Office and News agency in Rugby. He has spent the past three months delivering weekly care packages to more than 50 vulnerable people across the community, often doing 17-hour shifts, just to make sure his shop was stocked up with the essentials and deliveries were made to the most ‘at risk’ people.

Former Army veteran and Fords fan, Rikki Turner, laid off from work at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. Committed his time setting up a “Daily Fitness Challenges”, often dedicated to frontline workers battling through the coronavirus pandemic. He has also undertaken various extreme fundraising adventures in recent months, raising well over £5,000 for local families who have lost income or loved ones through COVID-19.

The awards recognise and reward people across the partner regions that have made a significant difference in their local community and, as a thank you to our winners, Hannafin Contractors will provide each with hospitality to a future home match at their club's stadium, a personal video message from a player and a signed playing shirt.

Many thanks to all those that sent in nominations and for helping us celebrate these very special, caring individuals, that have really been a shining light during these unprecedented times.

You can read the full press release for each of these compelling stories at the following links