A BRIERLEY Hill children’s support organisation is preparing to once again celebrate the achievements of courageous young people at a red-carpet awards ceremony.

Tappy Twins works with some of the region’s most vulnerable young people using a combination of counselling, coaching and therapy, and will honour children who have experienced and overcome major traumas and issues in their lives.

The Courageous Kids Awards 2017 – the third time the red carpet and black tie event has been held – will take place later this year.

Suzanne Skeete, founder of the Brierley Hill-based community interest company, said: “This event was perceived and launched with an idea to showcase the children’s success stories, our role models for other young people.

“We want to ensure that children are aware that any emotional issues can be overcome and they can become the people they deserve to be, despite their vulnerable start in life.

“Due to support from our donors we have been able to host two very successful events. We are confident that with the support of the amazing businesses in the Midlands, many more vulnerable young people from under privileged background can be reached.”

The 15 award categories, which are meant to empower young people who have worked with Tappy Twins during the last year, have been announced this week.

They include ‘outstanding bravery’, ‘shining example’, ‘most achieved’, ‘overcoming adversity’, ‘positive attitude’ ‘true inspiration’ and the ‘ultimate courageous kids award 2017’.

For more information about Tappy Twins, email aamir@tappytwins.com, call 07986 632792, or visit www.tappytwins.com