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Yorkshire Nursery Group lends its support in final push for nominations for Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards 2016

Twinkles Nursery children excitedly await next week’s arrival of Paralympian Antony Cotterill

The St. James’s Place Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards (YCCA) Nominations Roadshow tour will wrap up in style on Friday 19th August at Twinkles Nursery in Leeds City Centre and the youngsters there are already excitedly awaiting the arrival of the all-important Voting Box and their chance to meet an inspirational athlete.

The final Roadshow will mark the last day to submit nominations for deserving and courageous children across Yorkshire to give them a chance to be recognised at the upcoming Awards Ceremony in October.

The Roadshow at Twinkles Nursery on the 19th will welcome Antony Cotterill, Sheffield-based paralympian tennis player, before he jets off to Rio to compete later this month. Antony was quick to lend his support: “I’m really looking forward to meeting some of the inspirational children at the Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards Roadshow. I’m sure the morning will be packed with children who have done some really amazing things and who are the real heroes of our region”.

Leeds Children’s Mayor, Hannah Begum will also be joining in the fun with the children from Twinkles Nursery.

Commenting on behalf of Twinkles who are supporting this year’s awards as a main sponsor, Jill Johnson, managing director is excited about Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards:

“Helping children have the best start in life is what our nurseries across the county are all about and so our support for The Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards feels very right for us. Some children have to cope with so much in life and the amazing ways they find to do so, and also the ways in which they also help others is truly an inspiration to us all. The children from our Leeds nursery here with us today are really excited about the chance to help encourage more people to nominate a Yorkshire child of courage, and from the grins on their faces they are having great fun doing so.”

YCCA not only combines honouring and recognising courageous young people but also raises funds for St. James’s Place Foundation, contributing hugely towards helping community groups and organisations in the Yorkshire region. Now in their sixth year the unique YCCA Awards have grown in stature and popularity and will take place at New Dock Hall, Leeds, on Friday 14th October hosted by resident compère Steph McGovern of BBC Breakfast fame. Funds in excess of £115,000 were raised during the 2015 event.

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 can be made online up until midnight on 19th August 206 at