Island Youngsters Celebrated at 2022 Child of Wight Awards

Credit: StageGear

On Friday the 13th of May, a very special audience joined Isle of Wight Radio and main sponsor WightFibre at the new Venue for the awards; Tapnell Farm, for an evening of celebrations.

After a long wait due to covid, this year’s Child of Wight Awards gave even more focus than usual to the extraordinary achievements of our Island’s young people and made the judges decisions even harder. All together, 13 amazing young people from the Isle of Wight received recognition for their compassion, hard work and personal achievements.

You can read more about the Child of Wight Awards 2022 here.

Overall winner (sponsored by Wightfibre)

Born three months early weighing just 500 grams, Hartley Brett has been through more than most people do in a lifetime. He spent nearly the first year of his life in hospitals – and has been back and forth on many occasions since. But his tough start to life hasn’t stopped him smiling.

Hartley’s sister Lily accompanied Hartley to the ceremony, alongside his aunty Claire who nominated
him for the award.

“I’m feeling really nice about it [Hartley winning]. We weren’t expecting it either!”


“There’s so many wonderful people out there so just to have him nominated is absolutely amazing,

but actually to win, I’m quite emotional about it all.”


You can re-watch the awards on this live stream from Isle of Wight Radio’s Facebook page.

Credit: StageGear
Credit: StageGear

Categories, Sponsors and Winners

Asa Singleton Most Courageous Child

Sponsored by Wightlink
Winner: Simon Apsey

Sporting Star

Sponsored by Richardsons Yacht Services
Winner: Harry Sheppard

Young Achiever

Sponsored by Phoenix Youth Services Ltd
Winner: Kye Elliot

Fundraiser of the Year

Sponsored by Red Funnel 
Winners: Jasmine, Fleur and Obie Woodward

Make a Difference

Sponsored by Utilita
Winner: Macie Edkins-Wherry

Young Carer

Sponsored by Deltron Lifts Coastal
Winner: Dottie-Rose Wagstaff

Best Performer

Sponsored by Snows 
Winner: Chloe Neale

Best Brother

Sponsored by Caffe Isola, home of Island Roasted
Winner: Ronnie Kidd

Best Sister

Sponsored by Wonder House Early Learning Centre
Winner: Mya Johnson

Best Friend

Sponsored by Esplanade
Winner: Barney O’Connor

Overall Award

Sponsored by WightFibre
Winner: Hartley Brett