The non profit Courageous Kids Awards was launched in 2015, to recognise the success and achievements of some of our most vulnerable children. Many of whom are from under-privileged backgrounds that struggle from day to day, let alone have the opportunity to have any fun or celebrate their accomplishments.
All of the award winners have worked with Tappy Twins over the previous year. This is a Community Interest Company with charitable status. Its Founder Suzanne Skeete developed Tappy Twins to support our most vulnerable young people, when they need it most. They work with the children online, in schools and organisations across the UK; to help them overcome any negative experiences, trauma and everyday worries. This is achieved by using a combination of therapies, counselling, coaching and strategies in 1-2-1 or group sessions.
The awards not only recognises their incredible journeys but ensures that amazing things are put in place for their futures such as work placements, mentoring and giving prizes that they dream of; to give them the futures they deserve.
Award Winning Actress
Courageous Kids Awards and Tappy Twins are so excited to have the award winning actress Kate Ford as our Patron. We could not be more honoured to have this lovely lady supporting all the amazing children we are privileged to work with.
Award winning actress Kate Ford became a household name as the dark, manipulative and dangerous Tracy Barlow on the character’s return to the legendary Coronation Street in 2002.
Here she remained in until 2007 ensuring Tracy became the person that the population loved to hate, with Kate’s enthralling performance of the Street’s most intriguing bad girl.
On the back of Tracy’s popularity, Kate went back to Weatherfield in 2010 and remains a pivotal character on the show.
During her time on Coronation Street, Kate has been rewarded for her success receiving: Awards at the British Soap Awards in 2004 and 2005; “Best Storyline” (alongside Samia Smith and Bill Ward) at the British Soap Awards in 2007 and “Best Actress” also at the British Soap Awards 2007.
Aside from her role as Tracy she has also appeared in other well-known programmes: Blue Murder in 2007 (alongside Caroline Quentin); Missing in 2010 (alongside Pauline Quirk); a spinoff of Eastenders in 2002 (alongside Sid Owen and Patsy Palmer) and also starred in the daytime soap Doctors in 2001.
Kate is well known for her animal rights campaigning outside her work as an actress. She actively supports the Anti-Fur trade in China campaigning to prevent the skinning of cats and dogs. She supports Compassion in World Farming and is also the Honorary Vice President of Baby Lifeline campaigning to raise funds for new equipment for neonatal and maternity units across the UK.
“I am very excited to accept the role of Honorary Patron of Tappy Twins. The work that they do has a very real impact on some of our countries most vulnerable children. I am proud to be able to be part of it. Together we can make such a difference.”
What Our Winners Say
“My prize was epic. I got to go and be a VIP at 5* Westling. I want to be a wrestler when I grow up so this was amazing.”
“The awards was the best night ever. I want to do it all again.”
“The awards was the best night in my life ever. I loved that my family & friends saw me get my award and prizes. It was fun to go on stage and sing with Leo.”
“You’ll love it if you are getting an award. When you get called up you will be physched.”