YEP CHRISTMAS HONOURS: Still time to nominate Leeds’ shining stars of 2016

Kadell Anderson-Brown who saved the life of mum Mawena Brown
Kadell Anderson-Brown who saved the life of mum Mawena Brown
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Your Yorkshire Evening Post wants to know which of the city’s stars have shone brightest over the past 12 months as we extend the nomination deadline for our annual Christmas Honours.

The YEP Christmas Honours, which will be announced on Christmas Eve, celebrate the achievements of Leeds people from all walks of life who deserve to be recognised.

They can be ordinary people who have done extraordinary things or those who have helped to make our region special, defied difficulties, or gone above and beyond the call of duty.

They could be a teacher, neighbour, family member, or from any field such as sport, community or charity – anyone who has shone in 2016.

Editor Nicola Furbisher said: “We want to hear about people who have demonstrated determination, integrity and compassion. Please get involved so we can give them the recognition they deserve.”

Among last year’s winners was lifesaver Kadell Anderson-Brown. At the age of just four, Kadell sprang into action when his mum, Mawena Brown, had a suspected heart attack. Quick-thinking Kadell managed to give his full address and phone number to the 999 call handler when Mawena collapsed at home with chest pains and shortness of breath. His brave actions saved his mother’s life, as she suffers from a condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – a genetic condition that affects the heart.

Email your 2016 nominations to Hannah.start@jpress.co.uk by this Friday.