The 25th anniversary Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards, Leeds United Centenary Pavilion, Leeds
PUBLISHED: 00:00 21 December 2017
Copyright © 2017 Kate Mallender
The awards mark the achievements of young people in Yorkshire
2017 Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards
Ben Farrar, Poppy Powell, Jennifer White, Lea Untulis, James Lockey
Dawn Elkington, Zoe Webber, Sara Lamper, Sonia Jones, Elaine Lightfoot
Dipesh Mistry, Amy Richardson, Sarah Riley, Duncan Cunningham, John Dodgson
Elaine Lightfoot, Kathryn McCormick, Guy McCormick, Dawn Elkington
Emma Graham, Mark Twitchell
Gareth Southgate, Peter McCormick, Duncan Wood
Jessica Mayho, Gareth Southgate
Judy Thompson, Charles Mills, Jill Mills, Angela North
Lord and Lady Scarborough, Danny Anderson
2016 Youngster of the Year, Lucy Sherman, entertains guests at the reception
Martin Gerrard, Alfie Clarke
Michael Wilson, Katie Wilson, Ryan Dean, Maria Dean, Jenny Stapleton, Caroline Murphy, Danny Ewan, Mark Dickinson, Owen Sharp and Emma Sharp
Peter McCormick, Gaynor Faye, Richard Stroud and Bailey Matthews
Personality of the Year Lizzie Jones receives her award from Peter McCormick and Peter Banks, managing director of sponsors Rudding Park
Rachel Flanagan, Amelia Flanagan, Emily Ogden, Charlie Clark, Fiona Clarke, Alfie Clarke, Lorraine Armstrong and Kelvin Fletcher
Stuart Dodsley, Mandy Ward, Greg Wilson, Maria Dawson, Jordan Owens
The Yorkshire Regiment
England manager Gareth Southgate, actress Gaynor Faye and soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment were amongst 400 guests at the 25th anniversary Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards at Leeds United Centenary Pavilion, Leeds.
Halifax soprano Lizzie Jones was named Personality of the Year for her tireless campaigning and fundraising for better heart care for sportspeople after the tragic death of her Welsh International Rugby League player husband, Danny, on the pitch.
The awards, sponsored by McCormicks Solicitors of Harrogate, mark the achievements of young people in eight categories, from the arts to sport, and are organised by the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation which has now raised more than £1.2million to support young people in Yorkshire.
As well as Gaynor Faye, previous winners among the guests included Kelvin Fletcher, Bailey Matthews and last year’s Youngster of the Year, Lucy Sherman, who sang at the opening reception.
Chairman of the awards, Peter McCormick OBE, said: ‘Once again we had some wonderful winners with some truly inspiring stories of courage and determination and it proved a very fitting way to celebrate our 25th anniversary.’