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Doncaster gets ready to spotlight local heroes

This year, the local newspaper has amalgamated the Sports, Education and Superkids Awards into one huge ceremony so that we’re able to showcase what’s great about Doncaster and recognise the people who go the extra mile to make a difference.

We are honoured to be able to sponsor the newly created, Hannah Brown, Young Citizen Award. This is a very special award in memory of a very special young lady. Hannah died last year, aged just 17. After being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour, the inspirational young lady spent the last few months of her life fundraising for PACT (Parents’ Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia).  Hannah’s attitude towards her illness inspired the community, who went on fundraising to meet the £50,000 target that Hannah had been working to before her death.

The award will go to a local youngster who’s done something special in our community. It could be fundraising like Hannah, or maybe volunteer work – whatever they’ve done, they will have set an example and been an inspiration to others.

We are also sponsoring the Junior Sports Personality of The Year category. This award will recognise an individual under the age of 21, whose sporting achievements over the last year have made them worthy of the accolade. They will have either represented themselves or a team in a local or national environment.

Don Bird, senior partner at Atherton Godfrey, said: "We’re very proud to be involved in the awards; it’s so important to acknowledge the achievements of the younger generation.

"Not all youngsters are academic, so it's essential to have other avenues that give them the chance to excel, and awards like these recognise those other achievements. It gives our younger generation something to aspire to and helps to instill in them how important it is to always try to do their best.”

The Community Awards will be given out in a glittering ceremony at Castle Park, Armthorpe on Wednesday 6 May.

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