A CASTLE Bromwich schoolgirl has been handed the prestigious Harryz Young Starz Award Young Carer Award.
Hannah Carfew was surprised by Harry’s mum and Help Harry Help Others (HHHO) founder Georgie Moseley and Sarah Shirley from sponsors Hogarths Hotel when she was handed the second 2017 award.
The Park Hall Academy pupil won the category for the time she sacrifices in order to care for her family after she was nominated by Solihull Young Carers.
Not only is she a carer for her mum and helps out with looking after her two siblings, but Hannah is also a mentor for other young carers.
On top of this Hannah spoke with her school and in her own time has worked with a school to implement and run a scheme to help young carers within the school.
Georgie said: “Hannah sums up the very reason I launched these awards.
“As a teenager to have so much responsibility and still care deeply about supporting others due to her own feelings and experiences as a young carer is just so inspirational.
“So many wonderful young people go above and beyond being an average child and we as a society need to do more to recognise these incredible youngsters and motivate and inspire others.”
Each month an award will be handed out for one of the eight categories.
The winners from each category, including Hannah, 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.
HHHO was the creation of inspirational Sheldon youngster Harry Moseley, who died in 2011 at the age of just 11 after a four-year battle with a brain tumour.
The awards 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 – 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.
Throughout July HHHO will be focussing on the Best Friend Award.
This award is to recognise an individual who is there through good times and bad and has demonstrated that they are
the ‘ultimate’ best friend through acts of kindness, support and guidance.
The deadline for applications is July 31 – any applications received after this date for the Best Friend 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 the Solihull Observer website.