Katy’s family host awards ceremony for inspirational people

PRIDE : Katy Holmes's mum Paula has helped organise the first awards ceremony in her daughter's name

PRIDE : Katy Holmes's mum Paula has helped organise the first awards ceremony in her daughter's name

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A charity which funds research into childhood brain tumours in memory of a Penwortham schoolgirl will celebrate a host of inspirational people this weekend.

The Katy Holmes Trust will hold its first North West Pride Awards on Saturday at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa near Blackburn.

“This is the Katy Holmes Trust’s way of giving back to the community as well as recognising the hard work and dedication of others.”

Katy’s mum, Paula

Katy’s mum Paula said: “The event will recognise hugely inspirational children, young people and adults from across the North West region.

“This is the Katy Holmes Trust’s way of giving back to the community as well as recognising the hard work and dedication of others.”

The idea for the awards was born when Katy’s younger sister Charley was nominated as ‘most caring young person’ of 2012 at the WellChild Awards, in recognition of the way she helped to bravely look after Katy when she was just eight-years-old herself.

Katy sadly died when she was 10-years-old.

Paula said: “It was at that moment we knew we needed to do something to recognise our own amazing unsung heroes.”

She added: “Since Katy died in 2012, myself and her dad, David, have witnessed the outstanding individuals and teams that are fighting back such as doctors, nurses and community fund-raisers.

“The Katy Holmes Trust North West Pride Awards will celebrate how incredibly brave and supportive these people are and give something special back to show appreciation of the challenges they face.”

Awards for nurse of the year, medical and health professionals, volunteers and fund-raisers will all be presented, along with accolades for ‘inspirational’, ‘exceptional’ and ‘most outstanding’ children and teens.

For tickets and more information about the ceremony, email info@katyholmestrust.co.uk or visit www.northwestprideawards.co.uk.