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On 13th October 2023, The New Dock opened its doors to welcome over 700 guests, who had come together to celebrate the phenomenal achievements of ten young people at this year’s Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards.
Now in its 11th year, the awards truly are a unique event that raises vital funds for the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation, whilst recognising Yorkshire’s most courageous youngsters.
The glittering event was supported by several familiar faces including Leeds rugby league player Danika Priim, para-Olympian and ambassador Hannah Cockroft OBE, Emmerdale actress Natalie J. Rob, British gymnast Nile Wilson and radio presenter Stephanie Hirst, to name but a few.
The evening itself raised a staggering sum of £76,000, which includes St. James’s Place matching everything raised pound for pound, with donations still coming in. All proceeds, past and present make a phenomenal difference to the many charities the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation supports in the Yorkshire region, including Leeds Children’s Charity, Support Dogs and the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund.
Other businesses that kindly donated their time and some incredible raffle prizes included The Ivy Asia, First Direct Arena, Dakota Hotel and Harvey Nichols.
Leeds-based jeweller, Phillip Stoner, kindly donated a 3-carat Lab Grown Diamond Pendant worth £5000 for the main raffle prize, raising over £7000 for charity on the night. The jeweller also gifted each guest a voucher, inviting them to have an item of jewellery cleaned in their Victoria Leeds workshop, worth £50.
Winners on the night included Maya and Macy Burrow, daughters of Leeds Legend Rob Burrow. They won the award for Compassionate Carer of the Year, with both mum and dad in attendance to see them collect their award.