The Event

The highly successful Courageous Kids Awards 2018 took place on the 10th November 2018 at the fabulous Edgbaston Cricket Ground. We are proud and extremely grateful for our incredible sponsors Edgbaston Cricket Ground, RS Connect, LFLS, South & City College, Bournville College, DMS H of E Music Academy,  Slaters, Brooker Films, Steve Fisher Photography and Ivory Tower Bridal Couture and mclcreate.

This year’s event was hosted by the magnificent Principal of DMS H of E Music Academy, Musician, Concert Producer and Radio Presenter Leigh Perry. We had some incredible very special guests including our Patron Kate Ford, our Ambassador Nicholas Bailey, Richard Wisker, Louis Payne, Stephan Pierre Mitchell, Kyle McFarlane, Soul Kinda Wonderful, Kyle Passmore, Jake Maddocks, Franklin Lake and Erin Louise.

Award Categories for 2018

  • Courageousness Award
  • Motivational Award
  • Shining Example Award
  • Most Achieved Award
  • Independence Award
  • Drive and Determination Award
  • Overcoming Adversity Award
  • Outstanding Bravery Award
  • Spirit and Heart Award
  • Young Bravery Award
  • Positive Influence Award
  • Young Child of Courage Award
  • True Inspiration Award
  • Endeavour Award
  • Ultimate Courageous Kids Award 2018

Our Judges

Kate Ford – Multi Award Winning Actress & Patron

Nicholas Bailey – Actor and CEO of Prosperform & Ono Doken Entertainment

Richard Wisker – BAFTA Award Winning Actor & Singer/Songwriter

Louis Payne – Actor & Ambassador

Judi Strange MBE – Ambassador and Child Advocate

Stephan Pierre Mitchell – Actor/Director and Ambassador

Audreia JosephsAward winning author, Life Coach and speaker

Kyle Mcfarlane – Ambassador and Birmingham City Football Player

Lea Hodson – Managing Director at RS Connect

Leigh Perry – Founder of Dorridge Music School & Business Woman of the Year 2016

Our Ambassador & Keynote Speaker

Nicholas Bailey


We are blessed to have the fabulous Nicholas Bailey as our Ambassador, who’s passion to support young people is second to none. His Keynote Speech at the awards left everyone in the room feeling motivated and inspired.

Born in West Bromwich in 1971, Nicholas always had entertainment ‘in the blood.’ Via the Birmingham theatre school and school productions, Nicholas turned from a career in Law to train at the National Youth Theatre and LAMDA.

He left, without finishing his training and hasn’t looked back. This is his 25th year in the entertainment business as actor, presenter and singer. He has worked extensively on stage and screen; most notably spending three years as Dr Anthony Trueman in BBCs Eastenders.

Our Patron

Kate Ford

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.

Kate says
“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.”

Video Highlights

Our Ambassador

Awards Coverage

 Courtesy of Steve Fisher Photograpy

A huge thank you to our incredible partners

We look forward to your company at the next Courageous Kids Awards,  as we celebrate our amazing award winners.

Thank you.

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