2015 Yorkshire's Young Achievers Awards, Centenary Pavilion, Leeds
PUBLISHED: 00:00 13 January 2016
Copyright Â© 2014 Kate Mallender
Yorkshire's Young Achievers of 2015 were honoured at an awards ceremony in front of an audience of 400 guests at Leeds United's Centenary Pavilion.
2015 Yorkshire’s Young Achievers Awards
Ash Barnard, Malcom Birkett, Zoe Webber, Sonia Jones
Carol and John Armistead, Peter Lorimer
Daisy Campbell, Kathryn Apanowicz
Duncan Wood, Christine Talbot, Peter McCormick
Gary McAlister with members of theYorkshire Regiment
Gary Verity, Liz Green, Simon Mackaness
Kate Breese, Jono Lancaster
Kelvin Fletcher, Adam Fielding, Bhasker Patel, Daisy Campbell
Peter Banks, Kathryn McCormick, Christine Hamilton-Stewart, Kathryn Apanowicz
Phillip Edmondson, Charles and Jill Mills, Judy Thompson
Phillip Murpy, Mary Benson, Janine Murphy
Rebecca Cundall, Hannah Wilks
Sarah Sobka, Stephen Burwood
Shaun Knowles, Alicia Donnelly
Simon Mackaness, Bailey Matthews, Peter McCormick
Susan and David Miller, Kathryn and Kevin Brown
There was a standing ovation for Personality of the Year, eight-old Doncaster boy, Bailey Matthews, who won the hearts of Yorkshire when he completed his first triathlon, overcoming the challenges of his cerebral palsy, while there were also awards for World Champion cyclist Lizzie Armitstead, 26, from Otley, fashion designer Mary Benson, 24, from Leeds and young Emmerdale actress Daisy Campbell, 12, from Methley, Leeds.
The 23rd awards, sponsored by McCormicks Solicitors, mark the achievements of people aged 35 and under in seven categories, from the arts to management and enterprise, and are organised by the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation. The foundation was established to support young people in Yorkshire and the awards and other fundraising initiatives have now raised more than £1m.