Children's Awards with Wards, The Kent Community Foundation and KM Group close for nominations on July 22

There are just days left to nominate a courageous child from Kent and send them off to a glitzy movie-themed party.

The Children's Awards is now closing for nominations on Monday (July 22).

A final flurry of interest has meant organisers have pushed back the closing date by a few days. This means there is still time to tell us about children, families or charities which deserve special recognition, a fantastic day out on us and a prize which is as special as they are.

Party frocks at the ready!
Party frocks at the ready!

We have seven categories seeking nominations this year.

We want to know about those showing triumph over adversity - specifically children aged up to 16 who are working to overcome a severe illness or disability.

We'd like to reward fundraisers - either a group of children or individual child who has raised funds for a deserving organisation.

There are awards for those achieving in sports, music or performing arts despite disability and there will be recognition for a young carer, courageous family and an outstanding charity.

We also want to seek out brave and courageous kids who have dealt brilliantly with an emergency or a frightening situation.

Wards Children's Awards has a movie-themed party this year
Wards Children's Awards has a movie-themed party this year

You don't need to be related to someone to nominate them.

They may live in your street, go to your child's school or be part of a sports team or club that you're a member of.

But unless our readers tell us about these unsung heroes, we can't celebrate them at November's gala lunch hosted by GMB presenter Charlotte Hawkins.

Very few details are required to nominate someone you know and doing so is very quick and easy and can be done so online at

  • If you're looking for things to do with the family this summer head here for more events and ideas.
  • You can also follow the My Kent Family facebook page to keep up to date with everything happening during the school holidays. Click here.

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