New figures show that there has been a rise in the number of children surviving cancer.
Around 140 children are diagnosed with cancer every year in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire. More than eight in 10 children with cancer in the UK now survive for more than five years, compared to just three in 10 in the late 1960s.
The five year survival rate for all children’s cancers has risen from 79% to 82% in the last decade.
To mark this improvement Cancer Research UK is launching an awards scheme, entitled "Little Star Awards" across the region, which will recognise the courage of children fighting the disease.