Cancer battler Kendal, 5, named among Leeds ‘superheroes’

Kendal Middleton Jessop.
Kendal Middleton Jessop.
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Well known Yorkshire names including brave Leeds tot Kendal Middleton Jessop have been praised as part of the first ever Leeds Superhero Awards.

The awards, organised by Radio Aire and sponsored by Benfield Motor Group, recognised people who have gone over and above their roles in business or their local communities at a ceremony at Bewleys Hotel in Leeds on Friday.

Among the winners were five-year-old Kendal, from Swarcliffe, who took home the Cash for Kids Bravery Award following her battle with neuroblastoma, entrepreneur Terry George who received the Leeds Legend Award and Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Gary Verity who was named Ambassador for Leeds.

Stuart Middleton, Kendal’s dad, said: “She was buzzing all night with the award – she wouldn’t put it down.”

The event comes ahead of Friday’s Superhero Day, which is urging people to fundraise for Cash for Kids while dressing up as a superhero.

Lisa Sullivan, Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids charity manager, said: “It was an incredible honour to be among so many superheroes as well as raising thousands of pounds for Radio Aire Cash for Kids.”