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 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.