I was recently made aware that the Yorkshire Children Of Courage Awards are looming on the horizon and they are seeking nominees. Most years, awards are dished out to children with life threatening diseases, disabilities and general hard luck stories. Now I accept that the circumstances that surrounds these children's lives is unfortunate, but it doesn't take courage to be sick, disabled or unlucky. I want to see awards presented to children that show true courage in the face of adversity.
I witnessed one such child the other day that left me truly overwhelmed. A ginger kid that went to an everyday state funded school. Now that shows true courage!