The Heritage Angel Awards Wales, is a celebration of people who make a difference to the heritage in Wales in various ways: through fundraising and restoring historic buildings, through the traditional construction skills they bring to projects, through training and inspiring others, through the ways that they bring historic places to life.
The Awards are funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and have grown out of Andrew’s personal passion for historic buildings and his admiration for those who rescue and restore them.
“I applaud everyone who enters the Angel Awards and showcases the marvellous work they are doing to rescue and sustain our heritage. I am particularly pleased that Wales is involved this year which means the Angel Awards are running for the first time right across the UK. The Angel Awards shine a light on the special individuals and groups who tackle difficult historic buildings and sites at risk and inspire others to get involved. I am thrilled that at the London ceremony we will be presenting a special award to the overall winner from all the Angel Award categories in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.”
Andrew Lloyd Webber
The Heritage Angels Wales Awards are supported by a steering group made up of representatives of a number of leading Welsh heritage organisations.
Head judge Baroness Andrews said, ‘The judges had a very difficult task picking just three in each category because of the passion, skill and commitment shown by all of the people and projects nominated for an award’.
The winners in each category will be announced at the awards ceremony in Caerphilly Castle on Thursday 8 November.
The overall winner from all four nations (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) will be announced at a gala event in London on 27 November 2018.
The Heritage Angel Awards Wales are supported by a steering group made up of representatives of a number of Welsh organisations including Cadw, the National Trust, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Welsh Archaeological Trusts, the Council for British Archaeology Wales Cymru, the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, the Royal Society of Architects in Wales, Glandŵr Cymru – Canal and River Trust in Wales and Wales Council for Voluntary Action.
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales are administering the Awards in Wales on behalf of the Heritage Angel Awards Wales Steering Group.