THE SOLIHULL Observer is proud to announce it is the new media partner, sponsor and supporter of the Harry’z Young Starz Awards.
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 help of The Observer and the support 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.
Speaking after the launch Harry’s mum Georgie said: “After the roaring success of our last awards, it was only right that we continue recognising those who do great.
“The past awards received much coverage and were attended by business leaders and dignitaries alike. All of whom pulled together to give back to our community’s greatest.
“With this in mind, I am excited to share details of our awards which will run from now until December 2017 with an awards category each month. At the end of the year all winners from each category will be invited to an awards ceremony where the overall winner of ‘Harryz Young Starz’ will be named.
“If you work with young people and can promote our awards then please do so.
“Alternatively if you know of a child that fits one of our awards and deserves to be recognised then please nominate.”
For more or to nominate email [email protected]
- The Selfless Award
Each day thousands of children across the country put others before themselves. This may be a ‘one-off’ situation, or they continually show acts of selflessness. This award is to acknowledge an individual that has clearly shown an act of selfishness.
Closing date is April 30.
- Young Carer Award
Hundreds of children across the country have to care for their family due to ill health, and or disability. These individuals may have to sacrifice their time with in order to care for a family member.
Closing date is May 31.
- Community Award
This award is to recognise an individual who has had a significant impact on their community. The individual may have volunteered their time to a local charity, or had a positive impact their local community.
Closing date is June 30.
- Best Friend Award
A best friend is someone who is there through good times and bad. The Best Friend Award is to recognise someone who has demonstrated that they are the ‘ultimate’ best friend through acts of kindness, support and guidance.
Closing date is July 31.
- Bravery Award
Sadly, young individuals go through extremely tough times, whether that be undergoing intensive hospital treatment or a dangerous situation.
Closing date is August 31.
- Charity Award
People can do amazing things and have a burning desire to support others.
The award celebrates an individual who has had a significant impact on any charitable organisation. This is not just about monies raised but also their contribution to a good cause.
Closing date is September 30.
- Act of Kindness Award
Individuals can be that consumed with themselves that they don’t notice others. This award recognises those that think kindly and act boldly.
Closing date is October 31.
- Personal Improvement Award
This award rewards those who have improved their own personal goals for the better. The individual may have improved their health through a change of lifestyle or furthered themselves in their studies. The award rewards an individuals success and promotes further development.
Closing date is November 30.
- Harry’s Overall Young Star Award
This individual will have shown in many ways that they are truly amazing and an inspiration to other young individuals and should be recognised for this great achievement.
Gala Dinner and Awards in December