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Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards at Elland Road, Leeds.

PUBLISHED: 10:00 10 February 2010 | UPDATED: 04:21 19 March 2014

Youngster of the Year Emma Cartlidge receives her award from Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher

Youngster of the Year Emma Cartlidge receives her award from Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher

Chef and restaurateur Raymond Blanc, former winners Malandra Burrows and Kelvin Fletcher and actress Kazia Pelka were among 400 guests at the 2009 Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards at Elland Road in Leeds.

Chef and restaurateur Raymond Blanc, former winners Malandra Burrows and Kelvin Fletcher and actress Kazia Pelka were among 400 guests at the 2009 Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards at Elland Road in Leeds.

Lucy-Jo Hudson, star of Coronation Street and Wild At Heart, stepped up to receive the Personality of the Year title from awards chairman Peter McCormick, while heptathlon World Champion Jessica Ennis was the winner of the Achievement in Sport category.

The event marks the achievements of people under 35 in a range of categories, from the arts to management and enterprise and, as well as some well-known faces, the winners included previously unknown youngsters who had shone in their own field or community and there were nine winners in total.

The awards have now raised more than 750,000 for leading charity Action for Children.

The full line up of winners:

Personality of the Year, Lucy-Jo Hudson from Wakefield;

Youngster of the Year, Emma Cartlidge, Maltby, Rotherham;

Action for Children Young Achiever, Jodie Knowles, Barnsley;

Unsung Hero, Lottie Taylor, Leeds;

Achievement in Education, joint winners Alexander Albiston of Wickersley,
Rotherham, and Eleanor Longden of Saltaire;

Achievement in Management and Enterprise, Sam Moss and Michael Brothwell, Leeds;

Achievement in the Arts, Matt Haig, Sheffield;

Achievement in Sport, Jessica Ennis, Sheffield.

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