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Inspirational Yorkshire youngsters to be recognised at awards bash

Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards

Published by Lisa Darvill at 7:03am 12th October 2018.

Yorkshire's finest young people will be recognised and honoured at a star-studded and emotional ceremony tonight. 

The 8th annual Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards are dedicated not only to celebrating the achievements of courageous and determined young individuals, but also to raising funds for the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation.

Personalities from the worlds of Entertainment, Business and Sport in Yorkshire will attendance at the event in Leeds to lend their support.

Event Ambassadors Jack Carroll and Hannah Cockroft MBE will be in attendance as well as Paul Elliot who will be present this year without his well-loved and remembered brother Barry, the other half of the Chuckle Brothers.

Every pound raised at the event is matched by St. James’s Place Wealth Management with funds dedicated locally to make significant differences to the lives of children and young people in the Yorkshire region.

The youngsters will be honoured in two age categories – up to 12 years old and 13 to 18 years old, for their Courage, Caring, Sporting Achievement, Fundraising activities and Outstanding Bravery.

A number of young people in Harrogate and Craven are nominated, including former Stray FM Local Hero Award's winner Cameron Osburn, who set up an under 12s disability team called Adveristy United.

Sisters Katie and Lily Sills from Ripon are nominated in the Young Carers category for helping to look after their younger sister who has complex medical needs. 6-year-old George Hall from Skipton will also be attendance. George, who's had numerous heart surgeries and health problems, is nominated in the Outstanding Bravery category. 

In addition there is a Group Award for the most deserving charitable organisation, decided online by the public. The 2018 nominees are SNAPS, Flamingo Chicks and Carers’ Resource.

Tim Willis, Head of Location at St. James’s Place Leeds and a member of the Foundation Committee, commented on behalf of the organisers: 

"We are once again extremely proud to host an amazing evening recognising the courage and achievements of some of Yorkshire’s finest young people, whilst at the same time raising funds for our Charitable Foundation.

"We are, as ever, thankful to our commercial sponsors and the SJP Leeds Partners without whom we could not continue to evolve this amazing event. Nights like this make so many of us realise just how lucky and privileged we are."  

 

 

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