Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards: Search is on for brave children

Leila Higgins, three, with the Chuckle Brothers and comedian Billy Pearce, at the launch at the Headingley Experience.''Picture: James Hardisty
Leila Higgins, three, with the Chuckle Brothers and comedian Billy Pearce, at the launch at the Headingley Experience.''Picture: James Hardisty
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BRAVE children who were honoured at an awards ceremony helped kick off the search for the next group of courageous youngsters to celebrated.

This year marks the fifth Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards, which takes place at New Dock Hall in October.

Many of last year’s winners were at the Headingley Experience last night to launch this year’s search, as well as award ambassadors The Chuckle Brothers, Britain’s Got Talent stars Hypnodog and Krystyna Lennon, and Leeds Rhinos’ Gary Hetherington and Jamie-Jones Buchanan.

Stephen Mitchell, of the organisers the St James Place Foundation, and founder the awards, said: “In 2014 our fundraising reached £100,000 and we look set to exceed that amount at the Dinner on October 16.”

Nominations are now open www.yorkshirechildren.co.uk

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