At just five-years-old, Amyra Sheikh has completed an impressive six charity runs and raised a whopping £2,000 for charity.
She is determined and determined to help others who are less fortunate than her, and she recently ran to raise money to support Children’s Cancer North. At a special PAW Patrol awards ceremony in London, the schoolgirl was awarded a national award.
The PAW Patrol Awards is a recognition of children from the UK that have overcome personal difficulties, done extraordinary feats, or shown exceptional kindness and bravery. Amyra, NewcastleAfter hearing thousands of stories from their loved ones about the extraordinary, often emotional achievements of their children, he was among six children who received an award.
Amyra was honored ‘The Marshall Award For Community Hero’ at the ceremony at London’s Soho Hotel. Each award was named after an Paw Patrol character.
Nazmin Akthar, Nazmin’s mother, said: “Amyra is only five years old so she naturally has a limited level of understanding of what poverty means, or about serious illnesses such as cancer. However, she knows enough to understand that those affected – and their loved ones – need our support.
“She has shown empathy and a desire to want to make things better and as adults, I feel we have a duty to encourage these values so that young children can grow up to make positive differences in the future. For me, the nominations themselves are an opportunity to encourage these behaviours.
“The PAW Patrol Awards are a way for people to be more aware of the issues and to encourage their peers.”
The event was hosted by Vogue Williams, a celebrity presenter, podcast host, and mother-of-three. She was joined by her children and a host celebrity families, including Shelby Tribble and Patricia Bright.
Netmums, a parenting site, helped to select six winners in each category. This included an award for kindness and leadership, as well as caring for the planet. Each category was based upon PAW Patrol characters’ key character attributes of the popular.
The VIP trip to London was also offered to the winners. They were presented with their awards from Paw Patrol characters, and were also given Paw Patrol toys. Nickelodeon Land tickets were also available.
Nazmin said: “Although academic achievements are important and should not be overlooked, sometimes they can be at the cost of other important achievements or actions that make a difference within our communities. It is important to instill critical thinking and good citizenship in children from a young age. I was happy to discover that the PAW Patrol Awards are focused on that goal – encouraging positive attributes and values such as courage, leadership, and community spirit.
She added: “I was very impressed with how welcoming and accessible the award ceremony was for all; it was tailored to be suitable for children and it was clear that a lot of care had taken by the organisers to ensure families were as comfortable as possible.
“The sweetest moment for me was when Amyra ran to Skye to give her a hug after receiving her trophy – she was over the moon at being able to meet the PAW Patrol characters. It was also very moving to hear about the incredible achievements of these young winners.
“They are all incredibly inspiring and it gives me a lot of hope about the future of the world after seeing a group of such kind, courageous and caring heroes.”
Amyra was also one of the winners. Hari, a five year-old boy from Newham in London, won The Rubble Award for Courage for overcoming the diagnosis and treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Hari has endured grueling treatment over the past 18 months. He lost his ability for walking during this time.
He is now a keen rider and has reached the tops on high hills through sheer determination.
The Skye Award for Kindness was presented to Esme, a four year-old girl from Pembroksehire, Wales. Esme, who has Neurofibromatosis Type I, has chosen to help others by raising funds over the past several decades through sponsored slides and pop-up shops. Raffles and donations from her own personal items.
The Ryder Award for Sporting Achievement was won by four-year-old Milo from Northern Ireland, who has bravely overcome the physical restrictions of his Hypotonic Cerebral Palsy to win a running race at his nursery’s sports day! Milo is unable to walk for long distances due to a condition. But after all his treatment was cancelled during covid Milo’s parents decided to make their own physiotherapy obstacle courses at their home.
Milo persevered with courage until he learned to walk, stand, and run.
Sennen, a nine year old West Sussex girl who has been raising money for brain tumour charities and raising awareness since her dad’s diagnosis, won the Chase Award for Leadership in 2018. At the age of five she organised a 32-person 2k fun run raising over £5,000 and more recently has introduced the annual “wear a hat day”She will attend school to raise additional funds and awareness.
Zakariya, a five year-old girl from Nottingham, was awarded The Rocky Award for Caring for Our Planet. She lives by Rocky’s motto “Don’t lose it, reuse it!”He makes toys from cardboard boxes and other materials. He also helps to clean up his local environment by litter picking and reducing single-use plastic.
Vogue Williams made the following statement about the awards: “It has been an honour to be involved in the PAW Patrol Awards this year. The children are truly inspirational and I’m so proud and humbled to be able to shine a spotlight on their achievements at this fantastic ceremony today.”
Venetia from Paramount said: “The 2022 PAW Patrol Award winners embody the bravery and sense of adventure of the characters that we all know and love from the show. It’s an honour to be learn more about the special little heroes and to provide them with the recognition which they so deserve.
“It was magical to see their smiles and feel the pride in their faces when they received their awards today from their favorite PAW Patrol Pups!