Teenager Recognised At Event For Fund-raising Effort
The Leeds office of national law firm Irwin Mitchell has revealed its delight after one of its inspirational young clients was among the winners at the prestigious Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards.
Held at New Dock Hall on 11 October, the special event honoured incredible young people from across the region, with 17-year-old Leah Bell securing the Fundraiser prize for the 13 to 18 category after she raised more than £1,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by doing a 10,000ft skydive in May this year.
Irwin Mitchell helped Leah access specialist support after she was seriously injured in a road traffic collision which sadly claimed the lives of her father and two step brothers around a decade ago. The firm’s specialist Court of Protection team also continue to manage a trust established for Leah, who was determined to raise the funds as a thank you to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for its tireless work at the scene of the devastating incident.
Expert Opinion“We were absolutely overjoyed to hear the news that Leah had been recognised at the Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards. She is a courageous young woman.
As a firm we are committed to ensuring that our clients and their families are able to get the very best from life and she has proven to be a real inspiration across the past few years.
Leah has shown incredible strength in the face of an unspeakable tragedy that no young person should have to face.
Individuals like this truly make our job worthwhile and we are delighted to have been able to support her in recent years. The Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards is a wonderful event and it is always pleasing to see brilliant young people recognised for their incredible achievements.”
Joanne Fraser - Partner
Following on from her win, Leah said: “It was a great event and put so many things into perspective. It was overwhelming but really showed how many people can overcome their battles and grow from them.
“It was such an amazing night for a lot of very amazing young people!”