YOUNGSTERS who have shown strength, heart and lots of love filled Huddersfield Town Hall for one of Kirklees' proudest days.
The 4th annual Children of Courage Awards were presented yesterday.
Twenty children aged from four to 15 were honoured for the dignity and determination they show in their everyday lives.
The Robinson children, from Dewsbury, were honoured for the way they have coped with the illness of their mum, Trudy.
Bethany, 12, Emmeline, nine, and Amos, five, have had to cope without their mum when she has been in hospital for long periods in her battle against cancer over the last few years.
Their grandma, May Sheard, said: "The kids are great. They just get on with it. they are very brave. We are very proud of them."
Bethany, who has just started at Castle Hall School, Mirfield, said: "We miss our mum a lot when she is in hospital. We love her lots and can't wait until she comes out and we can give her a big hug."
Another child honoured was brave Joshua Clegg, four, from Netherton, who has cerebral palsy.
Dad James said: "He's just so full of determination. He just never takes no for an answer.
Mum Caroline Boothroyd said: "Joshua is always having fun and always smiling and playing with his sister Beth."
Joshua, who was born 16 weeks early and weighed just one pound 11 ounces, was nominated by Elizabeth Morris, headteacher of Netherton Infant and Nursery where he is a pupil.
She said: "Joshua is wonderful. He brings in a lot of joy and humour to the school."
Parveen Akhtar, nine, from Crosland Moor said her daughter Mehreen, who is blind, let nothing stop her.
She said: "She is like any other little girl of her age.
"She is very determined, but also very full of fun and loves to smile and play."
Kirklees Mayor Margaret Fearnley told the audience of the youngsters and their proud family and friends: "The children receiving today's awards are here because they deserve recognition for the courage they have shown recently, and some, for many years.
"Children of Courage is now in its fourth year. It is not just a competition but simply an opportunity to recognise the courage and resilience of the children here today.
"I feel it is important to let them know they are not forgotten and that their efforts are recognised and appreciated."
The event was compered by Home FM's Paul Clark and also featured Galpharm International chairman Graham Leslie.