The event is an annual fundraiser and in 2013 it awarded 10 wonderful and inspiring children, plus a local school, for their bravery and achievements and raised over £51K for local causes to be distributed via the Yorkshire committee of the St. James’s Place Foundation. Read more about the work of the Foundation here
There will be another spectacular Awards Ceremony and Dinner, at the New Dock Hall in Leeds, on the 10th October 2014. Supporters include Charity Ambassadors Jack Caroll, Comedy star runner up in Britain’s Got Talent, The Chuckle Brothers and Gary Hetherington, Leeds Rhino Chief Executive, in addition to a wide range of high profile supporters.
Steph McGovern, BBC Breakfast Journalist, will once again compere the evening and says: "Being part of the Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards is a massive honour for me. All of the children nominated for the awards are exceptional young people and it’s great to reward their hard work and bravery."
Renowned Tenor Jonathan Ansell, is delighted to be the Voice of the Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards. Jonathan shot to fame on the X Factor, as part of the group G4, and said: "To have been asked to be the voice of this year’s Yorkshire Children of Courage is a huge honour and I look forward to meeting this year’s nominees!" Read more about Jonathan at event website, or at Jonathan's own website.
NOMINATE A YOUNG PERSON TODAY! Do you know anyone between 13-18 years old, who deserves special recognition – or someone who would fit one of the categories? Download the nomination form now and say why your nominee should be a winner, by Monday 1st September 2014. Nominations can also be made online here if you prefer...
Please note: the Group Award is new this year and is subject to the public vote, which can be done online here.
St. James’s Place Foundation is a grant making charity which has raised and distributed in excess of £34 million to good causes over the last 22 years. The vast majority of funds raised come from fundraising or generous donations made by the Partners and employees of St. James’s Place and are matched pound for pound by the company. For more information about the work of St. James’s Place foundation visit their website: www.sjpfoundation.co.uk
HG1000 works in partnership with Compassion, a charity to help families in the developing world with the means to safe drinking water. Wakefield Hospice provides free specialist care, for people with life limiting illnesses. Bridge2Aid trains local health workers to provide emergency dental care to communities in east Africa. The Grenfell Club is a social club for people with learning and physical disabilities.
You can get involved and support The Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards - by becoming a Sponsor or a Friend and by booking tickets for the event and be part of a star-studded night! Contact: Jane Clynes Events 07703 271238