The Children's Awards recognise the efforts and achievements of courageous children, their families and the charities that support them.

This year's event will be held on Friday, November 1 at the Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel and is bringing with it all the magic of Hollywood with a movies theme!

If you know a junior superstar, an amazing family or charity that deserves to be recognised nominate them for a Wards Children Award.

Take a look at the categories below and nominate your little hero here.

The seven awards open for nomination are:

TRIUMPH OVER ADVERSITY

For children with severe disabilities and illnesses who are working to overcome them. Three age groups: 0-5 6-11 12-16

YOUNG FUNDRAISER

For the child or group of children who have raised fund for charity

GOING FOR GOLD

For achievement in sports, music, visual and performing arts despite disability

EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG CARER

For young carers who care for other family members

COURAGEOUS FAMILY

For families who coped with severe illness or disability

OUTSTANDING CHARITY

Rewarding charitable and voluntary groups who support children who face challenges in life

BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS

For children who have shown incredible bravery and resourcefulness when faced with an emergency or frightening situation

Submit your nomination by Friday, July 19 here.

MASSIVE 'thank you ' to everyone at Kent Community Foundation. Your funding support is HUGELY appreciated and has enabled us to get into the heart of local communities with REAL, affordable, healthy and tasty food that does so much more than feed people.

Community chef Mike Spackman, Sheppey Matters

KCF's enthusiasm for what we are doing and hoping to do, coupled with helpful advice, gave us the confidence to take this daunting step which has paid off.

Liz Turner, Octopus Foundation

It's great having a foundation that empowers organisations and charities in our community to make real positive differences and changes!

Tom, MMK Mind
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