High-street estate agent, Wards, marked their 20th anniversary as hosts of the Children’s Awards by recognising nine remarkable winners.
The celebration of young people, families, and charities across Kent honours those who have triumphed over adversity, displayed exceptional courage, and made significant contributions to their communities.
This year, nine inspiring individuals were given awards including five-year-old Daisy Cherry-Matthews who received one of three Triumph Over Adversity accolades.
Despite being born with Apert Syndrome, Daisy has undergone eight surgeries while managing a learning disability, autism, and severe speech issues. Her remarkable journey to school last year radiated joy and courage, making her a true beacon of hope.
In the age 6-11 category, Ethan Wells was awarded for his extraordinary strength and bravery after a diagnosis of Severe Aplastic Anaemia. And 12-year-old Hallie Robb is now learning braille, crafting her own stories, and nurturing dreams of becoming a writer after being born visually impaired and battling Osteopetrosis.
Other awards included Young Fundraiser of the Year which went to nine-year-old Beth Creeden who raised £1,605 by completing a triathlon for Designability, and Exceptional Young Carer for nine-year-old Bonnie Louise Crouch who saved her mum’s life during a diabetes-related seizure.
The Puzzle charity and Roberts Family were recognised too.