Winners of the Child Friendly Leeds Awards 2018
Child of the Year - Under 11 category
Taylor Aitcheson - a local tennis star, who decided he wanted to give back to the community. With the support of his friends, family and local businesses he raised over £5000 the charity Candlelighters.
Young Person of the Year - 11–21 category
Kayleigh Glancy is compassionate and caring young person, who for the last six years has saved her pocket money and raised money to provide Easter eggs and presents at Christmas for those less fortunate than herself.
Adult Making a Difference for Young People
Errol Murray is the founder of Leeds Dads. He brings together hundreds of fathers and their children from across Leeds to play, meet and support each other. Leeds Dads challenges stereotypes and enables dads to spend time interacting with their kids. They meet on the third Sunday of each month at The Tetley.
Communities and Schools Working Together
Fuel for School and The Light collaborated to bring the Old School Junk Pop-Up ‘Pay As You Feel’ food market and restaurant to an empty unit in The Light during summer 2017. The project invited children to volunteer and learn the skills required to run a restaurant and shop, whilst providing food and high quality meals to those in need.
Inspiring Creativity Through Arts and Culture
Chapel FM is a fantastic inclusive community arts centre, radio station and performance space in east Leeds that inspires young people to achieve through the arts, music and technology. The staff team are friendly, knowledgeable and relate well to the young attendees instilling confidence and self-respect in them.
Best Place in Leeds for Children and Young People
CATCH is a safe and welcoming environment that helps to empower young people, raise their aspirations and is contributing to community and cultural cohesion and resilience.
Overall Contribution to Making Leeds a Child Friendly City
Central Yorkshire Scouts provide fun and friendship, challenge and everyday adventure to over 6500 young people in Leeds and Wakefield, that’s boys and girls age 6 to 25 from all cultures and backgrounds. The organisation is run entirely by volunteers who are passionate about making a difference to young people.