On Wednesday evening many great people were recognised at the very first North West Charity Awards ceremony at The Midland Hotel in Manchester.
And one of those was 11 year-old George Mathias from St Helens, who won the Young Charity Ambassador of the Year Award for his Run With George Campaign.
The award is for a young person 16 years and younger who have supported, raised funds and awareness for a charity or cause.
The Awards are an opportunity for Charities and not-for-profit Organistions to be be recognised for their outstanding contributions to their communities in the North West.
George is running a mile every month to raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity, after the hospital saved the life of his younger brother, James, who was born prematurely. So far he has raised a fantastic £38,000.
George said “I’m very excited to have been one of the winners at the north West Charity Awards. It was an fantastic evening. I want to say thankyou to everyone who has supported me because I couldn’t have done this without them”
His parents Richard and Sue said “We are delighted that George has received this Award. There are lots of people who do amazing things to make a difference, so to be nominated was a huge honour in itself.”
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Main photo – George Mathias, his Brother James and parents Sue and Richard.
George has been shortlisted in the Young Community Star category of the 2017 Pride of St Helens Awards.