Lizzie Jones strikes a chord

Taking its rightful place as one of the highlights of the Wakefield District’s 2017 social calendar, the Children of Achievement Awards are sure to strike a chord with guests when singer, Lizzie Jones takes to the stage as the headline act for the evening.

Having herself been awarded with ITV Lorraine’s Inspirational Woman of the Year Award in 2016, Lizzie’s much anticipated performance follows immensely challenging times for the Halifax Mum of two. At the tender age of just 29, Lizzie’s husband and the father of their twins, Danny Jones, tragically suffered a cardiac arrest whilst playing rugby and died.

Rather than allowing herself to be consumed by grief, Lizzie made the courageous decision to salvage something positive from what was a devastating turn of events and set up a charity in her husband’s memory.

Chair of WACCL, Ian Taylor, comments: “It only seemed fitting that we invite an inspiring individual such as Lizzie to help contribute to what is sure to be an amazing evening for all involved.

“Bringing a smile to the faces of the children across the district that have shown incredible talent and bravery will be priceless.  That is just one of the reasons that, as an organisation supporting children and young people in the district, we chose to launch the Children of Achievement Awards.”

With stories which will not fail to touch the hearts of those in attendance, the evening will provide an opportunity to celebrate and honour the outstanding achievements of some truly inspiring local children, that often having found themselves in difficult situations, have shown incredible bravery,

spirit and strength which far exceeds their years.

Taking place on Friday 9 June at Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield, the evening will bring glitz and glamour to the City. With tickets to the event ranging from just £50 through to £500 for a table of ten, businesses from across the region are being encouraged to get involved and contribute all that they can to show the children of Wakefield that their achievements really do matter.


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