The girl band which is hoping to win an award as the best in Hartlepool

A girl band which has performed to a sellout audience is now hoping for another success – in the Best of Hartlepool Awards.

Friday, 8th November 2019, 11:45 am
The Dolls who are hoping to win a Best of Hartlepool Award.
The Dolls who are hoping to win a Best of Hartlepool Award.

Frankie Dumville-Anderson, 13, Kitty Skilbeck, 12, Poppy Watt, 13 and Grace Owens, 12, are The Dolls who have been a group for two years.

The talented dancers and vocalists have worked tirelessly to make a name for themselves and Kitty’s mum Claire Skilbeck told the Mail: “They have been invited to sing and perform at lots of amazing events in Hartlepool and around the North East including Peterlee Big Show, Seaham fireworks display and all of the local HBC events which they love as they always recognise lots of faces in the audience.

“They have been taking part in lots of community events and their even organised their very first gig to raise funds for a charity close to all of their hearts, Diabetes UkK.

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“They planned, organised, promoted, sold tickets all by themselves and ended up with a sell out event, raising over £700 for the charity. The charity is very important to the girls as diabetes affects close family members.”

Claire added: “It was a fantastic night and to think four young girls put it all together is just amazing. They are busy planning their next event for early 2020 and hope to make it bigger.”

She described The Dolls as ‘passionate’, ‘positive’ and ‘happy’.

Another nomination said: “These girls have hearts of gold and I would love to nominate them for the Young Performers Award.”

The Dolls join a growing list of entries for this year’s competition.

We want to hear about the wonderful causes out there which are worthy of recognition. We want you to nominate them all for honours in this year’s Best of Hartlepool Awards which are officially launched today.

It’s your chance to give those very special unsung heroes the praise they so richly deserve.

Don’t worry about puzzling over which category to enter your nomination in - we’ve got loads for you to choose from. Take a look at the list below and choose the right one for your community favourite.In fact, put as many nominations in as you like as we are certain there are lots of worthy causes out there.Let’s make this a hugely difficult task for the judges. You can do that by coming up with a glut of entries.The deadline for entries is Monday, November 11 with judges meeting to draw up the shortlists on Wednesday, November 13.And then comes the grand finale which will be held at Hardwick Hall on Wednesday, December 4.But first, get those nominations in. Send them by email to [email protected] are the categories to choose from:Role Model;Green Champion;Child of Achievement;Fundraiser of the Year;Carer of the Year;Student of the Year;Sporting Excellence;Volunteer of the Year;Community Group;Community Champion;Child of Courage;Sports Team of the Year;Emergency Services Award;Performer of the Year (under 21);Lifetime Contribution.If you are nominating or entering the Young Performer of the Year category, remember to send us a video of the nominated person performing.Our thanks go to this year’s sponsors for their invaluable support and they include Stagecoach North East, Specsavers, English Martyrs, Northern School of Arts and Hartlepool Borough Council.