is backing the Courageous Kids Awards

THEBUSINESSDESK.COM has signed up as media partner to the Courageous Kids Awards.

The region’s business community is now being asked to give its support to the new awards scheme, the brainchild of Black Country children’s support organisation Tappy Twins.

Businesses can get involved in a number of ways including sponsoring an award or buying tickets for the event at a corporate rate of £750 for a table of ten.

There are also opportunities to provide mentoring to the children concerned or simply to make a donation.

The awards ceremony takes part on Saturday November 21, 2015 from late afternoon until 11pm in the Great Hall, Birmingham University.

But sponsors who sign up in time will also be invited to an Ambassadors’ Reception at Hotel du Vin on Monday September 28.

Tappy Twins is a support group founded by Suzanne Skeete which helps young people learn how to take control of their emotions.

The Courageous Kids Awards aim to celebrate all that the children the group works with and to recognise what has been achieved over the past year.

Many of the youngsters come from underprivileged backgrounds and struggle day to day, rarely having time for real enjoyment or celebration or recognition.

“Not only do we want to acknowledge their accomplishments but we also want to set things in motion for their futures,” said Ms Skeete, who has teamed up with professional singer songwriter Jo Jeffries to organise the event.

The event on November 21 begins with a drinks reception, followed by dinner and the awards ceremony, hosted by television presenter Marverine Cole.

Judges for the awards include Sky Sports presenter Gary Newbon, Tim Andrews – chair of charity LoveBrum and managing director of Hollywood Monster – and Judi Strange, who was awarded an MBE in recognition of her work to eradicate child poverty.

Andy Coyne, Midlands editor of, said: “We are extremely happy to add our support to this very worthwhile event which celebrates the achievements of children, many of whom have overcome adversity.

“The region has shown in the past that it is very supportive of locally based charities and I would urge the business community to do what it can to help the organisers to turn this into an event to remember.”

For further information – and ticket requirements – contact Suzanne Skeete on 03306 601274 or 07507 228319 or email:

Alternatively contact Jo Jeffries on 07984 319692 or email: