COMMUNITY heroes were honoured at a ceremony to recognise the significant contribution they make to society.
The Leeds Black Awards 2013 has a variety of different categories.
Winner for contribution to sport was Olympic gold medal winner Nicola Adams, whose award was collected by proud mum Dee Adams.
Dee said: “Nicola may have won the gold medal but she is delighted to win this, it means a lot to her.”
The Leeds Black Health Initiative won the Health and Wellbeing Promotion category.
Kelvin Webbe, who died last year at the age of 46, was given a posthumous award as Community Hero, for the tireless work he carried out to help others.
Nathaniel Benson-Goodyear, 12, was given the Youth Achievement award for his efforts as a young poet and aspiring actor.
Best DJ was named as Eddie Davies, who originally comes from Grenada.
Donna Rawlings won the Best Professional category, for her work in dentistry.
Richard Bennett won the Life Change award, for his inspirational work in turning around his own life and helping other people with the Active Citizens project, after he spent time in prison.
Richard Smith, founder of the Leeds Black Awards, said: “The winners are all worthy.
“We believe that it is important to highlight the hard work and achievements of those who seek to enhance the experience of the Black community in Leeds, in order to dispel the myth of under-achievement, as well as to inspire others to realise that the things that they are doing are making an important contribution to the very fabric of our lives.”