Leeds-based Bauer station Radio Aire has honoured local people at its first ever Superhero Awards ceremony.
The event took place on Thursday night at Bewleys Hotel in the city and award winners included ‘Secret Millionaire’ star Terry George who was named Leeds Legend, and Welcome to Yorkshire’s Gary Verity – best known for bringing the Tour de France to Yorkshire – who picked up the prize of Ambassador for Leeds.
The station presented the Cash for Kids Bravery Award to a 5 year old girl, Kendal Middleton Jessop, who was diagnosed with cancer aged 3 and has helped raise awareness of Neuroblastoma locally.
Radio Aire breakfast presenter, Kam Kelly said “It was lovely and humbling to be part of an award ceremony where the awards actually mean something. The amount of people wanting photos with Kendal would make a queue of One Direction fans look small.”
Lisa Sullivan, Radio Aire Cash for Kids Charity Manager added: “It was an incredible honour to be amongst so many Superheroes as well as raising thousands of pounds for Radio Aire Cash for Kids and raising awareness too. There was such a buzz in the room and everyone had a fabulous evening. This was a great event to launch our Superhero Day which is on May 15th.”
Picture shows Gary Verity, Kendal Middleton Jessop and Terry George.