Children who battle through adversity with a smile on their faces deserve to be recognised for their continuous bravery.
And that is one of the aims of the Pride of Northumberland Awards.
Organised by Northeast Press, publishers of the News Post Leader, Morpeth Herald and Northumberland Gazette, and Tweeddale Press, publisher of the Berwick Advertiser, the awards highlight the unsung heroes in our communities.
And youngsters are a vital part of the annual presentation ceremony.
Costco Wholesale is proud to be a part of the Pride of Northumberland awards this year.
The company takes great pride in being a part of its local community and believes that any sort of recognition for a person who helps make their community a better place is worthwhile.
The categories this year are all important in any community, but Costco is pleased to be sponsoring the Child of Courage category, and its staff are looking forward to meeting all of the candidates.
Discover the secret 36 million people already know, Costco is a membership warehouse dedicated to bringing its members quality merchandise and services at the best prices.
Plus there is the convenience of speciality departments including its very own service deli, butchers, bakers, optical department and tyre fitting bay, all designed to make your shopping experience a more pleasurable one.
To nominate your Pride of Northumberland hero, fill in the form below and send it to Dawn Owens, Pride of Northumberland, 17 Newgate Street, Morpeth, NE61 1AW or online at www.north umberlandgazette.co.uk