A surfer, a police officer and former martial arts fighter have today been named among the 2020 St David Awards finalists by First Minister Mark Drakeford.
The St David Awards are Wales’s national awards, which celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the people of Wales.
Announcing the finalists, the First Minister said:
“I am honoured to name the 2020 St David Awards finalists – what an inspiring group of people we are lucky to have living and working in Wales!
“The awards are a celebration of the people who make Wales a better place to live. Each of the finalists have made a big difference, from saving a life, to overcoming adversity, inspiring others, or supporting a community.
“Every single of our St David Awards finalists are truly exceptional and a credit to our nation. I look forward to celebrating their achievements at the awards ceremony on Thursday 19 March.”
The award categories are: Bravery; Culture; Business; Innovation, Science and Technology; Sport and Young Person, as well as 2 new categories: Community Spirit, and Humanitarian.
The final award, the First Minister’s Special Award, is chosen by the First Minister and the winner will be announced at the ceremony in March.
The finalists are: