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Final chance to recognise Yorkshire's young heroes

Final chance to recognise Yorkshire's young heroes

Published at 11:16am 9th August 2017. (Updated at 8:40am 14th August 2017)

Time is running out to nominate extraordinary youngsters for this year's Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards.

Categories include Outstanding Bravery, Fundraiser, Young Carer and Sporting Achievement.

As part of the appeal for nominations, a special roadshow has been touring the region, including a stop at Twinkles Nursery in Knaresborough.

Twinkles Nurseries are supporting the awards as a main sponsor for the second year running.

Managing Director Jill Johnson said: "Helping children have the best start in life is what our nurseries across the county are all about and so our support for the Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards feels very right for us.

"Some children have to cope with so much in life and the amazing ways they find to do so, and also the ways in which they also help others, is truly an inspiration to us all."

Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards

Mickey and Minnie Mouse with the nominations box at Twinkles Nursery in Knaresborough

Organisers of the Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards say they're "delighted" to welcome Stowe Family Law as the Reception Sponsor.

Julian Hawkhead, Senior Partner at the Yorkshire-based firm, said: "Stowe Family Law are delighted to support Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards 2017 which recognise and celebrate the achievements and bravery of young children in Yorkshire.

"The nominees have all been outstanding in the face of their difficulties and are to be commended.

"Our own Charlotte Newman, who is an ambassador for the Teenage Cancer Trust, will be presenting an award at the ceremony. Charlotte and the SFL Leeds office look forward to an inspiring and heart-warming evening."

Charlotte is a solicitor at Stowe Family Law and has been involved with the Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards for the last three years.

The annual event combines honouring and recognising courageous young people with raising funds for St. James's Place Foundation.

This year's awards ceremony, which takes place at New Dock Hall in Leeds on 13 October, will be compered by BBC Breakfast's Steph McGovern and attended by Ambassadors the Chuckle Brothers and Jack Carroll.

Stephen Mitchell, representative of the St. James's Place Foundation Committee for the Leeds office, said: "This is the fourth time we have run the Nominations Roadshow for the Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards and we anticipate the usual high levels of enthusiasm and commitment.

"The kindness and generosity of Yorkshire people never ceases to amaze me and we are looking forward to Friday 13 October when we will be recognising the incredible achievements of some of Yorkshire's finest children."

Nominations can be made online until 18 August at www.yorkshirechildren.co.uk