AN Ilkley volunteer has been shortlisted for this year’s Young Active Citizens award at the 2019 Community Stars Awards.

Alicia Cumberland has been nominated for volunteering at Dan’s Den at Christchurch in Ilkley, a not-for-profit community soft play centre.

Alicia started as part of her Duke of Edinburgh award, clocking up more than 160 hours voluntary service.

She has also volunteered with Climate Action Ilkley to raise awareness of the impact local climate actions can make globally.

Her nominator said: “Alicia has a sparkly personality that is infectious. Her gentle confidence, energy and willingness to be part of whatever is going on.

“She has a respect for the mature volunteers she works with that allows them and her to learn from each other’s experiences and expertise.”

This Summer, Alicia gave up at least two days a week of her free time to provide activities for Dan’s Den.

Alicia said: “I was shocked and surprised at first however, after it all sunk in, I was extremely honoured to be considered and nominated for such an award.”

Now in their ninth year, Bradford’s Community Stars awards organised by our sister paper the Telegraph & Argus and Bradford Council and look to shine a spotlight on those that go the extra mile to help others in the community.

Voting is now available through Facebook at