FOLLOWING the launch of the Observer-supported Harry’z Young Starz Awards – we will be taking a regular look at the monthly categories which will celebrate amazing and inspirational young people.
The awards – for which nominations are now open – celebrate amazing and inspirational young people.
They were launched in 2014 by Georgie Moseley, proud mother of the inspirational Sheldon schoolboy Harry Moseley, who selflessly raised over £750,000 through his legendary bracelet campaign before passing away aged eleven.
However, they were put on ice for two years as Help Harry Help Others opened a Drop In Cancer Centre in 2015 and the charity renovated a patient’s house last year.
But now the awards are back and set to celebrate inspirational children – with the support of The Observer and the help of Hogarths Hotel in Dorridge.
Each month an award will be handed out for one of the eight categories.
The winners from each category will be invited to an Awards Ceremony at Hogarths Hotel and Restaurant in December where one lucky winner will receive the coveted Harry’z Young Star Award.
Nominees must be under the age of 18, be able to demonstrate how they have gone above and beyond and be available to attend an awards dinner in December.
Entries after the closing date for each category will not be considered.
This month is the turn of the Young Carer Award.
This award is for an individual who cares for their family due to ill health, and or disability.
The award recognises those youngsters who have to make many sacrifices in order to care for a family member.
Georgie said: “May is Young carers award and we welcome stories of amazing youngsters who have no choice but to take on the role of a carer.”
The deadline is May 31 – any applications received after this date for the Young Carer Award will not be considered.
If you know someone who fits this category, or any of the others, nominate them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 783 5407 to request an application form.
For a full list of categories visit here.