Yorkshire Choice Awards at Elland Road cancelled as vaccination centre contract is extended

The rescheduled 2021 date for the 2020 Yorkshire Choice Awards in Leeds has been cancelled.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 4:45 pm
Members of the public fill out paperwork before being given the coronavirus vaccine at the Elland Road (photo: PA Wire/ Danny Lawson)

The awards, scheduled for Saturday, July 3, will no longer be taking place at The Centenary Pavilion at Elland Road.

The Yorkshire Choice Awards has received confirmation that the NHS Vaccination Centre contract has been extended to the end of July so the Gala Dinner Awards will not go ahead as planned.

The event was originally due to take place in March last year, and the awards team will now not reschedule this event.

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A spokesperson for The Yorkshire Choice Awards said it absolutely support the venue's decision and assured nominees that their achievements will not go unnoticed.

All the 2020 finalists and winners will still be announced over the course of the next few months with information communicated to nominees.

If any 2020 winners still wish to receive their award on stage, they will be invited to attend the 2022 awards ceremony and presented with the award there.

A spokesperson for the Yorkshire Choice awards said: "We absolutely support the venue's decision, as this will play a vital role in us all getting back to some sort of normality but does mean that our Gala Dinner Awards will not be able to go ahead as planned.

"We are delighted to announce that a new 2022 Yorkshire Choice Award Ceremony will be taking place and news of nominations opening will be communicated in June, watch this space!"

In order to obtain a refund, ticket holders must show proof of purchase including order ID number or invoice number, full name and address and how many tickets or tables were bought.

If tickets were bought as a table, the person who ordered the tickets should get in contact with the Awards team.

There is also the option to donate a ticket refund to the Yorkshire Choice Awards' chosen charity, Simon on the Streets who support the homeless.

Tickets can also be deferred for 2022.