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Kent’s Local Estate Agent Opens Nominations for Annual Children’s Awards

This October, Wards are once again reuniting with KMFM and the Kent Community Foundation to celebrate and recognise some incredible achievements by Kent’s most courageous young people and those who have supported them.

Wards, part of Arun Estates, the Southeast’s largest independent estate agents, have been giving back and celebrating young people and their families achievements for 19 years. Over the years, they have supported the local Kent community through a multitude of fundraising efforts, annual donations through The Paul Rooney Foundation and through the efforts of their amazing staff.

This year alone, through the Paul Rooney Foundation, Wards have donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to Kent Community Foundation, helping charities and foundations like ellenor’s, the Tree of Hope, The Children’s Trust and local people in need with independent cases.

Hosted once again by Good Morning Britain presenter, Charlotte Hawkins, The Wards Children Awards are celebrating their local community whilst also raising awareness and supporting the education of children affected by disability.

“Our annual Children’s Awards is a really important part of our calendar of events which is linked very closely to the company’s charitable endeavours. These awards are particularly focused on children, their families and those individuals that help and support some of the most vulnerable within our community.” Aldo Sotgiu, Group Managing Director

With six awards open for nominations, Wards, KMFM 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.

Extraordinary 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

Here we reward charitable and voluntary groups who support children facing challenges in life.

Courageous Family

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

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

Anyone can nominate a young person, family or charity online at kentonline.co.uk/wardsawards. Nominations are now open until Friday June 17th. 

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