Children’s champions set for Leeds awards glory

STORY TIME: The Rainbow Factory, in Farsley, has been shortlisted for best place for young people and children.
STORY TIME: The Rainbow Factory, in Farsley, has been shortlisted for best place for young people and children.
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They’re the children’s champions who really know how to fly the flag for the youngsters of Leeds.

The names of people, places and organisations to be shortlisted for the Child Friendly Leeds Awards have been unveiled.

The winners will be officially announced at a prestigious awards ceremony at the Leeds City Varieties on January 28.

Among those to make the shortlist were Tropical World, The Rainbow Factory, Chapel FM and siblings Junior and Jake Frood.

Getaway Girls, Leeds Play Network and The Market Place were shortlisted for their overall contribution to the city. The Conservation Volunteers at Skelton Grange Environment, Hamara Supplementary School and The Real Junk Food Project were also shortlisted for the third annual awards. The 24 nominees will then be whittled down to six winners.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, executive member for children and families, said: “We would like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate in these awards. We were amazed by the sheer number and quality of nominations received and touched by the commitment and hard work shown by all those nominated for an award.

“There are some fantastic people, places and organisations committed to making Leeds a better city for children and young people and it’s great that we are able to celebrate their work.”

The ceremony is organised by a group of eight young people called the CFL Crew.

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