A KIND-HEARTED teenager who has been handing out food to homeless people for more than two years was handed the prestigious Harryz Young Starz Award Community Award.
Georgia Mahon was surprised at the soup kitchen she volunteers at weekly 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 third 2017 award.
She won the category for the time she sacrifices each Wednesday for the past two years to feed the homeless and sit and talk with them.
Georgia was inspired to go along and help out following a with her mum into Birmingham city centre and she saw how some people lived.
Georgie said “Georgia’s story blew the judging panel away with not just her support to the homeless community but her ongoing support to them especially being a teenager herself.
“Georgia is a shining example and exactly what the awards is all about.
“We have some fantastic young people in our society and its wonderful to be able to recognise their acheivements.”
Each month an award will be handed out for one of the eight categories.
The winners from each category, including Georgia, 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 August HHHO will be focussing on the Bravery Award.
This award is to recognise an individual who has shown courage during extremely tough time, whether that be undergoing intensive hospital treatment or a dangerous situation.
The deadline for applications is August 31 – any applications received after this date for the Bravery Award will not be considered.
If you know someone who fits this category, or any of the others, nominate them by emailing [email protected] or call 0121 783 5407 to request an application form.
For a full list of categories visit the Solihull Observer website.