THE winner of the Pioneer’s Child of the Year 2019 was treated to a day out full of treats and prizes.

Ysgol Aberconwy student, 13-year-old Ella Noon, spent the day visiting businesses throughout Colwyn Bay, Llandudno and Rhos-on-Sea as well as being treated to a fantastic meal at Hickory's Smokehouse for winning this year's competition.

Ella was nominated for Child of the Year by Shelly Griffiths, who works at Glan Clwyd Hospital, and she the 13-year-old was "inspirational".

The Ysgol Aberconwy pupil, had a liver transplant 10 years ago and since has remained on anti rejection medication which means she is at a higher risk of infection.

This means she is in and out of hospital, both locally and in Birmingham, but her mum, Andrea Noon, said she remains positive throughout.

Despite all this she has pushed through and is now looking to become an ambassador for organs donation and go around to all the secondary schools in the area and talk to them about the matter and tell her story.

Ella's mother Andrea Noon said: "Ella said she doesn’t have a best bit as it was all a fab day.

"She loved meeting everyone in the different businesses and said a big thank you for her gifts.

"She loved Hickory's and the waitress Lara and Johnathon the manager were amazing as they were so kind in every way and allowing her to watch how they do the steaks and shakes.

"Ella said Lara was her new friend.

"The Trinity Centre Ella thought was such a great place. After we explained to Ella what the lovely ladies did and how they worked Ella was so interested in what they did at the centre and even said 'don’t worry Mum you will be able to go there soon and make friends'.

"The ladies have invited Ella to go and judge the Easter bonnet competition they are holding which she is looking forward to."

Ella said a big thank to everyone involved in the competition and the businesses for giving her a great day last week.

She added: "I was really shocked but happy. Shelly is amazing and I cannot wait to do the job that she does."