A BRIERLEY Hill children’s organisation is urging Black Country businesses to support its red carpet awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of courageous young people.

Tappy Twins, a support group which helps young people learn how to take control of their emotions, will honour children who have experienced and overcome major traumas and issues in their lives.

Active child advocate and the founder of Tappy Twins, Suzanne Skeete, has teamed up with broadcast media professional and singer-songwriter Jo Jeffries to host the Courageous Kids Awards 2015 at The University of Birmingham on November 21.

Suzanne, who is calling for fellow borough organisations to sponsor the awards, said: "We all need to get behind these children and build a better future for them. They have overcome so much and I am so very proud over every single one of them.

“This awards ceremony will be a great first step in celebrating their achievements in overcoming trauma and issues, many will never thankfully have to face.

“By companies sponsoring the event it will mean that the children can get the awards that they deserve, and it’s also great for companies to contribute to their future.

“Depending on budget and objectives, we can offer a sponsorship package that works for everyone and we greatly welcome any input too.”

The awards ceremony is a black-tie event and will celebrate children’s achievements in a number of categories including ‘child of courage’, ‘true inspiration’ and ‘outstanding bravery’.

Companies are being encouraged to help raise a target of £11,000 through various sponsorship packages.

For more information about sponsoring the awards, contact Suzanne Skeete by emailing suzanne@tappytwins.com, or by calling 0330 660 1274 or 07507 228319.

Contributions to the ceremony can be made via a just giving page at crowdfunding.justgiving.com/suzanne-skeete, and tickets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/e/courageous-kids-awards-2015-tickets-17573328298