winners 2020


Award. Sponsored by The Black Health Initiative

Alison Lowe is the Chief Executive of Mental Health Charity Touchstone for over 10 years. Alongside serving 30 years as a local councillor in Leeds. She is a champion of LGBT community!

Dr Abiye Hector-Goma

Recipient of our Health Award.

Dr Abiye Hector-Goma's work as a General Medical Practitioner with in depth experience in primary care and inter-sectoral collaborations for health having worked in public, private, voluntary and community sectors. Means he encompasses everything The Legacy Awards stands for.


Award sponsored by One Medical Group.

Hypacrew are performers and MC's who demonstrate what talent and hard can achieve. With their performances becoming very well known within the local area and further afield.

Jason Robinson

Recipient of our Sports Award.

Jason Robinson MBE is a former dual code international rugby league and rugby union player. Being a world cup winner in England's famous 2003 Rugby Union World Cup victory.

Joe Williams

Award sponsored by Leeds 2023.

Joe Williams is the founder and director of Leeds Heritage Walks. Which provides people with the opportunity to learn about black history in Leeds and it's contributions to our society today.

Khadijah Ibrahiim

Award sponsored by Needle & Partners Ltd.

Khadijah Ibrahiim has been voted BBC's most prolific poet. Alongside being the first international writer in residency in Egypt back in 2010. With numerous poetry slam accolades across America and here in the UK. Recently she has been hosting virtual poetry inspired events in light of Covid 19, helping to inspire others worldwide.

Maureen Wilkes

Recipient of our Business Award.

Maureen's Restaurant & Takeaway have been a staple of the local area for almost 2 decades! Their business ethics and success inspire others to try in their own success in business.


Award sponsored by Leeds Beckett University.

Ujima is a unique and successful young people's project based in the heart of Chapeltown, Leeds. Their purpose is to support local young people to realise their fullest potential both academically and personally so that they thrive now and in their future lives.

People's FM

Award sponsored by ITV Calendar.

People's FM have been on our radio's as one of the North's leading stations. Aiming to spread joy, unity and love, its features a mix of entertainment and music, namely Reggae, Soca and Soul.

Tashi Brown

Award sponsored by Leeds City Council.

Tashi Brown is the founder of Team Creative. She delivered a quick response to the COVID19 pandemic supplying food parcels to young families. Alongside her work as Carnival costume maker/ troupe organiser, and being first black female embalmer!