2017 Child Friendly Leeds Awards


Organised by YP Productions, a group of 10 young people were sponsored by British Gas and Trinity Leeds and supported by Marks and Spencer and First Direct Arena. A full gallery of images from the awards is available via the below link:

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The winners of the 2017 awards are:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Child of the Year winner Under 11s: Ishaq Hashmi

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  • Child of the Year winner, 11 to 18: Daniel Morton

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  • Best Place in Leeds for Children and Young People winner: The Belle Isle Family Centre (Health For All)

  • Organisation Inspiring Schools: IntoUniversity

  • Adult Inspiring Children and Young People: Carol & Stephen Davis

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  • Overall Contribution to Child Friendly Leeds: Keepmoat & Construction Housing Yorkshire

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​The winners of the 2017 awards and their achievements:
 

Child of the Year, Under 11: Ishaq Hashmi

Ishaq struggled to speak as a young child due to difficulties understanding dual languages. He worked with a speech therapist, slowly gained confidence and is now the first to offer his help to other children at after school classes, supplementary school & the football academy.

Child of the Year, 11 – 18: Daniel Morton

Daniel was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2014. Despite facing numerous operations and treatment, Daniel has raised an impressive £5000 for cancer charities.

Best Place in Leeds for Children and Young People:  The Belle Isle Family Centre (Health For All)

The Belle Isle Family Centre provides a safe and friendly place for children and their families to meet new people and try fun and new activities.

Organisation Inspiring Schools:  IntoUniversity

IntoUniversity are passionate about supporting children and young people to see and reach their potential, whether that be a university place or another goal.

Adult Inspiring Children and Young People: Carol & Stephen Davis

Carol and Stephen volunteer each week at Lofthouse Children’s Centre, running well-loved groups for local families.

Overall Contribution to Child Friendly Leeds: Keepmoat & Construction Housing Yorkshire (CHY)

In partnership with Leeds City Council, Keepmoat & CYH have supported 52 young people through their apprenticeships and provided them with additional opportunities to increase their confidence.
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