Teenager of Courage

2022 Winner PRIDE OF MANCHESTER Liam Preece Brave teenager who started a YouTube channel to support fellow cancer sufferers. Liam, 15, has endured two years of gruelling treatment for bone cancer, but despite his own challenges, he is determined to try and help others feel better.  The Stalybridge teenager was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type […]

Special Recognition

2022 Winner PRIDE OF MANCHESTER Mike Palmer Firefighter who lost his daughter to suicide, and teamed up with other grieving dads to raise awareness and provide support. Mike, a firefighter at Manchester Airport, has devoted his life to raising money for others. When his daughter Beth took her own life in March 2020, aged just […]

Special Recognition

2022 Winner PRIDE OF MANCHESTER James Anderson Plumbing boss who has provided £1.2 million of support to vulnerable people to help them keep warm. James founded community interest company Depher, which provides free or subsidised services to keep people warm and safe. Since 2017, he and his team have helped pensioners and families with free […]

Child of Courage

2022 Winner PRIDE OF MANCHESTER Pixiebelle Sykes Astonished doctors with her determination after battling her way through more than three years of chemotherapy for a rare brain tumour. PixieBelle, nine, has endured four brain operations, lost her hair three times, and has also lost sight in one of her eyes after gruelling chemotherapy treatment. She […]

Spirit of Manchester Award

2022 Winner PRIDE OF MANCHESTER Dr Erinma Bell Activist and campaigner has devoted her life to protecting young people from violent crime and giving them opportunities to build a bright future. Erinma founded a local community organisation called CARISMA in 2003, after she witnessed a shooting with her husband Raymond.  “A friend of mine was […]