THE Mail's Christmas Star nominations are coming in thick and fast with numerous brave and inspiring local children being put forward for the awards.

To reward our applicants, The Mail has teamed up with the Barrow District Disability Association (BDDA), Heath’s Toymaster and The Forum to give all nominees a day of festive fun and entertainment.

The event takes place at The Forum on Saturday December 22 at 11am.

All nominees will have the opportunity to meet the cast of this year’s pantomime: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs who will be giving an enchanging private performance.

As well as this, children will have the chance to meet the big man himself - Father Christmas and Nanny Elf.

Margaret Burrow, the chief executive of the BDDA, said: “This event is a wonderful way to celebrate and include all children in our community.

"People often don’t think about adults and children with disabilities and this experience really allows them to feel included.”

As well as this, Heath’s Toymaster will be providing an array of fantastic toys for Father Christmas to give out to the nominated children.

Owner of Heath’s Toymaster, Phil Heath, said “Getting involved with The Mail's Christmas Stars is a way of giving back to the community.

“Christmas is all about children and these children bravely get on with their illnesses.

"It is my privilege to be involved in any way that I can.”

The Forum will be offering the winners of the awards, one for kindness and another for bravery, two free family tickets for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs for a show of their choice between January 2 and 5.

Sandra Baines, venue manager of The Forum, described the event as “one of the highlights of our Christmas calendar".

She said: "We are delighted to be involved again this year with Christmas Stars.

“The Forum is a community venue, so it is appropriate that we host this special event for local families.” Nominations will close on December 19.