The St. James’s Place Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards (YCCA) took their Nominations Roadshow to Harrogate where it was hosted by Carers’ Resource.
The BUDZ forum is run by Carers’ Resource as an after school club for 7-11 year old young carers who meet up at the St. John’s Church Hall during term time. These sessions allow the young carers to have a regular break, away from their caring responsibilities and to make new friends who are in a similar situation to themselves, and to express themselves in play and sharing activities.
Carer’s Resource is a nominee in the Group Award at this year’s YCCA event with this Award being voted for by the public, so it was especially fitting for them to host the Nominations box. The session was attended by Charlotte Newman, Ambassador for the Teenage Cancer Trust, who also represented the sponsor of the Group Award, Stowe Family Law. Representing St. James’s Place was Scott Campbell a member of the Yorkshire Committee of St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation
The aim of the Roadshow is to encourage the public to vote for the Groups and also to make individual nominations for children and young adults to be recognised for their Bravery, Courage, Fundraising, Sporting and overall achievements at the YCCA annual awards dinner this October.
YCCA is a truly unique event that combines honouring and recognising courageous young people in Yorkshire with raising funds for St. James’s Place Foundation. Originally launched in 2011, the annual awards dinner is a significant fundraiser and flagship event for the Foundation. This year’s Awards Ceremony takes place at New Dock Hall in Leeds on Friday, 12 October and is to be compered by BBC Breakfast’s Steph McGovern and attended by event Ambassadors Hannah Cockroft MBE, The Chuckle Brothers and Jack Carroll.
Money raised at the event are distributed back to the Yorkshire community via grant application.
Maybe you know somebody that should be honoured? Somebody who works hard within their communities to raise funds or make a difference to the lives of others? Do you work with colleagues whose children or relatives may know potential nominees? Help us to honour them by bringing them to our attention. Nominations have officially closed but organisers will accept late nominations by exception this year, which can be made online at www.yorkshirechildren.co.uk
Tickets for the eighth annual awards evening are now on public sale from Jane Clynes Events 07703 271238.
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