News of the World to host Children's Champion Awards

The News of the World is to host the Children's Champions Awards in London to celebrate those who make a positive difference to children's lives.

Celebrities including Sir Trevor McDonald, Dame Kelly Holmes and Myleen Klass will sit on the judging panel.

The awards will be hosted by GMTV's Jenni Falconer and Mike Underwood.

Supported by Barnardo's children's charity the event will be televised for the first time and can be seen on Sky One and Sky One HD on Sunday 16 March 2008

News of the World editor Colin Myler said: "This is a wonderful, exciting new partnership for Children's Champions and the News of the World. Sky One is a great, innovative broadcasting partner. It underlines how this awards ceremony has grown into one of Britain's most prominent events."

Nominations for the awards can be made via: www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/childrenschamps. The closing date is 22 February.

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