Nominations Roadshow hosted by Leeds Children’s Charity
Last week the Nominations box and roadshow was on the move once more to Lineham Farm in Eccup, Leeds where everybody was treated to amazing hospitality and entertainment!
It was the turn of Leeds Children’s Charity to host and now that this very long established charitable organisation is based permanently at Lineham Farm it was only fitting that LCC would provide the venue and host at the 5th location on this year’s Roadshow tour.
There were a number of key highlights. Not only did LCC get the opportunity to showcase their work with young people as part of their bid to win the Group Charity Award, but the session was presented by Mandy Taylor of Charity Angels who is a long time supporter of YCCA. She spoke eloquently about the role of the event in inspiring and recognising young people in Yorkshire.
Children from Castleton Primary School attended to hear the wonderful Jessica Frost sing her very own inspirational song, focusing on adversity, staying strong and striving to achieve hopes and ambitions. They were joined by Ewan Dowes and Scott Campbell from YCCA Organisers, St. James’s Place Wealth Management.
The Sponsor of the Group Charity Award is Stowe Family Law LLP who were represented by Charlotte Newman – also an Ambassador for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Charlotte commented: “Leeds Children’s Charity has been supporting young people from Leeds for over 116 years. The children, aged between 7 and 11 are all from backgrounds of challenge and disadvantage. To date, the charity has helped and supported 70,500 young people on residential stays or on activity days, providing much needed respite. The young people are referred to the charity by schools, social services or other third sector groups. Many of the children are in care, have caring responsibilities, from homes where domestic abuse is part of everyday life or homes that are very poor. That’s a huge commitment and with a heritage that dates back to pre-war Britain, we’re honoured to continue our involvement with Yorkshire Children of Courage which has nominated Leeds Children’s Charity as one of three local charities who are competing for the Group Charity Award this year through public vote.”