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Harrogate girl with cerebral palsy wins Yorkshire Children of Courage Award

Emily Caffrey from Harrogate has been recognised for her outstanding sporting achievements at the Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards.

Harrogate girl with cerebral palsy wins Yorkshire Children of Courage Award A girl from Harrogate has been recognised for her outstanding sporting achievements at the Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards. 10-year-old Emily Caffrey, who has cerebral palsy, completed a triathlon challenge earlier this year to fundraise for the RAF. Emily's challenge, which combined a 50-metre swim, a 1500-metre bike ride and an 800-metre run with her walker, saw her raise more than £1,800 for charity. And following the amazing feat, the youngster was named ‘Sporting Superstar’ for children in the 0-13 category at the Children of Courage Awards. [caption id="attachment_82865" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] All the winners of Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards 2023.[/caption] The annual event was held in St James' Place in Leeds on Friday (13th October). Emily’s parents said:

“We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who showed their support to Emily, both during her triathlon and in the build up to the Yorkshire Children of Courage awards. “We were so proud when we found out that she had been nominated and words cannot express just how proud we were when she won the award. “We have to say a massive thank you to all the team and sponsors that make the awards possible as they not only put on an incredible evening, but also raise thousands for St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation who help numerous charities in our region.”
[caption id="attachment_82868" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Emily Caffrey completed her triathlon challenge earlier this year.[/caption] Originally launched in 2011, the Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards combine honouring and recognising courageous young people in Yorkshire whilst raising funds for the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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