Tent 52 Story

Variety Tent 52 has for the last 4 years held “Variety’s Child of the Year” this has become a very prestigious event. Inspirational children who have faced major illnesses with courage or have selflessly devoted time to caring for others are recognised.

Leon Fromager (16) was the winner in the older age group, despite having autism and the difficult communication and social problems it can bring, he selflessly does all he can to help his disabled mother and his grandfather. With the prize vouchers he won, he bought his mother a laptop and vacuum cleaner, he really is a very special young man. With him winning the award the rewards were two-fold, we all became more aware of the difficulties that autism sufferers have to deal with on a day-to-day basis and also to see Leon grow in confidence and open up more.


Rosie Nicholls another winner who was 12 was recognised for the mature way in which she deals with diabetes. Rosie has had this illness since she was a baby and has to inject herself up to 5 times a day. As well as understanding her needs she is a very compassionate young lady, she assists other smaller children with the same illness to help them understand and be able to cope with the daily routines. Rosie and her parents will be going to Florida with the prize money, the family haven’t been able to afford holidays in the past so this is going to be very special. Rosie has also turned out to be a real ambassador for Variety, she has set up the “Charity Angels” through school and is fundraising for Variety whenever she can. She will be involved with all the promotions and press coverage for this year’s truly wonderful event.


All the children that enter this event are very special, all with inspirational stories we are humbled at Tent 52 to be able to recognise them.

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