Nathan Popple has cerebral palsy, uses a wheelchair and speaks through a pedal-operated computer, whilst campaigning for the rights of wheelchair users.
Ebony Fisher has severe scoliosis and has had two open-heart surgeries, due to a heart condition; the Awards organisers hope that this accolade will boost her morale and help her to cope with future operations.
The Awards Ceremony was held at the New Dock Hall in Leeds and what a glittering occasion it turned out to be. Hosted by BBC Breakfast's Steph McGovern, the world of business, sport and showbusiness came together to raise vital income for children struggling with illness and severe disabilities and some incredible fundraisers who are commited to making a difference to those less fortunate than themselves.
The event raised over £100,000 for children's charities, a phenomenal achievement by anyone's standards!
Eight of QualitySolicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby partners and staff attended the event, together with Senior Partner, Gail Spavin, of St. James’s Place Wealth Management and her daughter Tori Pacey.
St. James’s Place Foundation is a grant making charity which has raised and distributed in excess of £37 million to good causes over the last 22 years.
Chris Raby shared his thoughts on presenting the award: “The event was truly memorable. It was a privilege to be part of it. The children involved, despite every-day problems that few of us can comprehend, remain cheerful and positive and the love and dedication, given by parents and carers involved, is an example to all of us. I hope that we, at QualitySolicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby, can retain an involvement with the event for many years to come.”
In its fourth year, the ceremony exceeded all expectations, with the Voice of the Awards, renowned tenor, Jonathan Ansell, from X Factor group G4, entertaining the audience in spectacular style and great comedy touches from the ever popular Chuckle Brothers. Listen to them speaking about the Awards here.