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St David Awards: a decade celebrating Wales’ everyday heroes

Two teenagers who averted a serious car accident thanks to their quick thinking and the owner of a wig service for people suffering hair loss, are among those shortlisted for this year’s St David Awards.

The St David Awards are Wales’ national awards, which recognise people who have done extraordinary things.

This year’s awards celebrate people who have been nominated by the public in 9 different categories, including bravery, business and community spirit. A special award will also be given by First Minister Mark Drakeford.

Announcing the shortlist First Minister, Mark Drakeford yesterday said:

“I would like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate someone for an award and congratulate all those who have been shortlisted for the 10th annual St David Awards.

“I am proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the awards and this year’s incredible finalists, some who have shown extraordinary acts of bravery and determination. We are very fortunate they call Wales home.”

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff on 20 April 2023.

The finalists are:


  • Dylan Pritchard Evans and Hari Thomas
  • Gary Griffiths and Jon Stone


  • Câr y Môr
  • Morgan’s Wigs
  • Rod Parker

Community Spirit

  • Caroline Bridge
  • Mollie Roach
  • South Wales Sponsorship for Ukraine

Critical worker

  • Nia Bannister
  • Harm reduction team at the Huggard
  • Muslim Doctors Cymru
  • Dr Mark Taubert


  • Dafydd Iwan
  • Elysium Gallery
  • Jannat Ahmad
  • Unify Project

Environment Champion

  • Andy Rowland
  • Angel Shark project
  • Ynni Adnewyddol Cwm Arian/ Cwm Arian Renewable Energy

Innovation, Science and Technology

  • CanSense
  • Dr Charles Willie
  • Kamal Ali


  • Liam Davies
  • Olivia Breen
  • Wales football team

Young Person

  • Dafydd Starkey
  • Kai Hamilton-Frisby
  • Skye Neville
  • Zinzi Sibanda


Channel website: http://gov.wales

Original article link: https://www.gov.wales/st-david-awards-a-decade-celebrating-wales-everyday-heroes

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