Countdown to Shining Stars Awards in Northamptonshire

Katrina Baker founder of Macy's Memory
Katrina Baker founder of Macy's Memory

An awards event which aims to recognise the achievements of those who have coped with loss and those living with special needs is just a few weeks away.

The Shining Stars Awards will be held at the Masonic Hall in Rockingham Road, Corby, on May 16.

The awards are in their second year and were created by Corby woman Katrina Baker, founder of the charity Macy’s Memory.

There are more than a dozen categories of awards including recognising the efforts and achievements of inspirational family members, young carers and individuals living with special needs.

Katrina said: “We have had amazing support from lots of local businesses and I am really grateful.”

Katrina said that the event has been supported by, among others, Asda, the Windmills Charity, the Friends of Maplefields, Salonista, Weetabix, Principal Link Transport, Devine Betty and Gracious.

She added: “Most of the sponsorship spread through word-of-mouth and Facebook. People have been really generous.”

Katrina set up the charity Macy’s Memory in 2012 after she lost her 22-month-old daughter Macy to a rare genetic condition.

Money raised through the awards goes directly back to Macy’s Memory.

The charity aims to help families with terminally ill children and uses its funds for last wish UK holidays and sensory items, among others.

For more information about the event, visit www.theshiningstarsawards.com.