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Local Community High-Street Estate Agent, Wards, launch their 20th year of the Wards Children’s Awards

This September, Wards are once again reuniting with KM and the Kent Community Foundation to celebrate and honour some incredible children, young people, families and charities that face adversity across Kent with an afternoon of recognition and fun.

In 2023, Wards Estate Agents, founded by Paul Rooney, are celebrating their 20th anniversary of the awards. First beginning in 2003, the awards share stories of brave children who overcome so much, families who defy expectations and charities who support so many in the community.

With six awards open for nominations, Wards, KM and Kent Community Foundation are currently looking for young people, families and charities that have achieved extraordinary things in the face of adversity.

The six award categories are:

Triumph Over Adversity

An award that celebrates children working hard to overcome severe disabilities and illnesses. This category is awarded to three age groups:

[ ] 0 - 5 [ ] 6 - 11 [ ] 12 - 16

Young Fundraiser

This award recognises the child or group of children who have done outstanding work to raise money for charity.

Remarkable Achievement

In the face of adversity, this award celebrates kids who’ve accomplished incredible things in sports, music, visual or performing arts.

Exceptional Young Carer

This award commends the young carers who are looking after other family members.

Outstanding Charity

Rewarding charitable and voluntary groups, supporting children who face challenges in life.

Courageous Family

This award celebrates the amazing families coping with severe illness or disabilities.

Anyone can nominate a young person, family or charity online at kentonline.co.uk/features/wards-awards-2023/ Nominations are now open until Friday 12th May

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