Nominations open for Katy’s special awards

Launch day: Paula and David Holmes with Russell Watson
Launch day: Paula and David Holmes with Russell Watson
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Do you know an inspirational person who deserves an award?

Nominations are being sought for an awards event organised by the Katy Holmes Trust.

The North West Pride Awards 2015 was officially launched at a special event by the charity set up in memory of brain tumour victim Katy Holmes.

The awards aim to recognised inspirational people from across the North West.

The launch event at Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa in Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington, was packed out and guests included the charity’s patron Russell Watson.

Today Paula said: “It was absolutely amazing, the whole day was brilliant.

“There was a fantastic turnout. I know it’s over a year until the awards but it will fly by.

“I am just so excited.”

Katy died in January 2012, aged 10, just months after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

Her parents Paula and David – who also have daughters Charley and Scarlet – launched the Katy Holmes Trust following her death.

The charity is dedicated to raising awareness of paediatric brain tumours and bringing in cash to fund research in memory of Katy.

Paula said the awards are a way of saying ‘thank you’ to people who have helped the family through the most difficult time in their lives.

People will be able to nominate children and young people aged four to 18 for various very special awards in recognition of their achievements.

The charity is also looking for people to nominate a special doctor, medical professional, community fundraiser or anyone who is truly deserving because of their dedication to making a difference.

The awards event itself will be held at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa in Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington, on November 21 next year.

You can visit www.northwestprideawards.co.uk for more information on how to enter someone.