St Wilfrid’s Stars Awards

 St Wilfrid’s Stars 2024 – Nominations Now Open


Ripon Together proudly invites you to participate in our annual awards ceremony, an event dedicated to honouring local community organisations and individuals whose contributions enrich the life of Ripon and its surrounding areas.

We are looking for nominations for organisations and individuals who go that extra mile to help enhance the quality, strength and kindness of our community. This is your chance to recognize those who make a significant impact through their dedication and hard work

Who can be nominated? Any individual or organisation contributing positively to the life of Ripon.

What are the Categories? See the list of categories and criteria shown below.

How will the awards be judged?  The awards will be made by a judging panel comprising members of Ripon community.

When will the awards reception be held? 24th October at Ripon Cathedral by invitation

St Wilfrid’s Stars Awards & Criteria


Business – A business which has supported the city or its community during the past year.

Community – An individual who has made a difference to local people or the wider local community in the past year.

Community Organisation – A not-for-profit organisation that has made a difference to local people in the past year.

Culture – The organisation or individual who has made a significant contribution to cultural activities in the Ripon area.

Sports and Activity Clubs – An individual who has made a significant contribution to sports or other group activities during the past year.

Tourism – A business or other organisation that can demonstrate a significant contribution to improving the Ripon area’s offering as a tourism destination over the past year.

Environment – An individual or organisation that has made a significant contribution to protecting or improving the environment during the past year.

Individual Young Person – The person (under 19 years old) who has made a significant contribution during the past year.

Young People’s Group – The group (under 19 years old) which has made a significant contribution during the past year.

Individual Supporter of Youth – the person who has made a major difference to Ripon’s young people.

The judging panel will also select an overall Volunteer of the Year.

2023 Winners

Business Award

Rebecca Crallan at the Green House on North Street

Community Award

Peter Wilkinson and John Lumley – our lollipop men

Community Organisation Award

YMCA Ripon

Culture Award

Nick Thompson

Sports and Activity Clubs Award

Ripon Swimming Club

Tourism Award

Ripon Scenic Cruises

Environment Award

The Lower Ure Conservation Trust

Individual Young Person Award

Harry Wilkinson

Young Peoples’ Group Award

The Ripon Grammar School 6th Form volunteers

Individual Supporter of Youth Award

Claire Thompson

Volunteer of the Year

Simon Hewitt



We should like to display stars in the cathedral and a list of names to recognise all those people and organisations receiving a nomination, and to make awards in each of the categories above.  You may make as many nominations as you wish and you can nominate the same organisation or person in more than one category where that is appropriate.