VIDEO: Young heroes to be honoured

VIDEO: Young heroes to be honoured

Published at 6:06am 10th May 2016. (Updated at 5:38pm 10th May 2016)

This year's Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards have been launched.

Ambassadors the Chuckle Brothers joined other supporters and past winners at a special party to officially open nominations.

Louis Tomlinson, from boy band One Direction, has also become an ambassador for the event which is now in its sixth year.

He said: "It was a very easy yes when I was kindly asked to be an ambassador for the Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards.

"What these children achieve really is extraordinary, and I look forward to celebrating their bravery, generosity, selflessness and courage."

Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards

Supporters and past winners celebrating the launch of this year's Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards

Once again, Stray FM is proudly supporting the event as a media partner.

Award categories include Outstanding Bravery, Fundraiser, Young Carer and Sporting Achievement, with the winners being announced at a glittering ceremony at New Dock Hall in Leeds on 14 October.

The event is organised by the Leeds Committee of St. James's Place Foundation.

Committee member Stephen Mitchell said: "There are some amazing children in the area. We say when we're going through the nominations how every one of them is a winner and yet there can only be one winner really.

"It's incredibly emotional and it's a very different night. To see the faces, to hear what these children have been through, or what their relatives or their friends have been through, is amazing and yet they don't see it as being anything other than that's what they do, and they have such a smile on their face.

"It's a real rollercoaster of emotions, but it's well worthwhile."

Watch highlights from last year's event:

 

As well as honouring courageous young people in the region, the event supports good causes.

Last year's Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards raised over £115,000 for redistribution to local communities through grant applications.

You can nominate a deserving child at www.yorkshirechildren.co.uk