A KINGSWINFORD disability campaigner on a mission to make disabled and disadvantaged children smile has been shortlisted for a national diversity award.

Ceri Davies BEM has been nominated for a positive role model award for disability at the National Diversity Awards.

Ceri was nominated by Nushra Mansuri and Saira-Jayne Jones of Coventry University where she has collaborated on various panels talking about her lived experience to groups of trainee social workers, nurses and healthcare workers to give them an insight into what life is like for a person living with a disability.

Gutsy disability rights campaigner, Ceri is also founder of More Mascots Please CIC - a charity that provides mascots, princesses and superheroes for parties and events to help bring smiles to little ones.

Money raised from events goes towards helping children with disabilities and life-limiting illnesses and youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Ceri said: “We strive every single day to make as many children in Dudley and the wider West Midlands smile.

“We actively encourage empowering communities and creating social change. I’m thrilled to nominated and thankful to my nominators.”

The winner is set to be decided by a public vote.

To vote for Ceri, go to https://www.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/awards-2023/nominations/ceri-davies/ The closing date for voting is Monday May 15.

The winners will be announced on September 15 at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.