Following our recent announcement regarding our joint project with our sporting partners, we are delighted to announce our first two worthy winners.

In association rugby giants, Wasps and Castleford Tigers, we asked for fans of both Rugby codes to nominate a worthy community hero so that they can be recognised for their efforts.

The awards aim to recognise and reward people across the region 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.

Wasps fan, Olly Jaycocks, from Chesham, Buckinghamshire, has been giving up his spare time every day alongside a full-time job for the past four months to ensure vulnerable residents in his neighbourhood are being looked after.

Castleford Tigers fan, Paul Rathbone, has been equally as busy fundraising and setting up ‘Talk Tonight’ in Selby, giving people a place to talk, judgment-free and to lend a caring ear.

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

Keep tuned for more winners over the next few weeks