This year will be the second Isle of Wight Radio Child of Wight Awards at Cowes Yacht Haven. Like the Local Hero Awards for adults, WightFibre and Isle of Wight Radio are giving the Island community the opportunity to recognise and raise the profile of deserving young people on the Isle of Wight.
Nominations are now closed and being finalised. In all, there are ten categories that the public have been asked to nominate their friends and family for:
Overall Isle of Wight Radio Child of Wight Award – Sponsored by Wightfibre
This award will go to a very special child who deserves the recognition for bravery, courage determination or commitment to a cause.
The Asa Singleton Most Courageous Isle of Wight Radio Child of Wight Award – Sponsored by Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries
To recognise a child who’s shown tremendous spirit and bravery in the face of adversity and shown strength and determination through difficult times.
Sporting Star Award – Sponsored by Hovertravel
A child who has shown passion, dedication and an unswerving commitment to improve or achieve success in their chosen sport.
Young Achiever Award – Sponsored by IFPL
For a child that has achieved beyond expectation – the ideal way to give them the credit they deserve.
Fundraiser Award – Sponsored by Red Funnel
Someone that has shown a real commitment for charity work or good causes, and fundraising initiatives.
Make a Difference Award – Sponsored by The Needles Landmark Attraction
A child who has made a difference, perhaps by helping a neighbour to do their shopping or by running errands for them.
Young Carer Award – Sponsored by Unique Windows
A young carer is someone aged 18 or under who helps look after a relative who has a disability or illness.
Best Friend Award – Sponsored by Amazon World
For a child who is a supportive, loyal and caring best friend.
Young Performer – Sponsored by Marvins Estate Agents
Best Brother Award – Sponsored by Tapnell Farm
For a brother that is very special, maybe they provide unique support to their sibling(s) or just deserve to be recognised for their unique and special characteristics.
Best Sister Award – Sponsored by Westridge Skip Hire
Is your sister your best friend and always there for you? Perhaps your she deserves recognition and a special award for her sisterly love.
A Word From WightFibre.
“Every single employee of our company lives here on the Island, so we want to give back to our community and by sponsoring the Child of Wight Awards will allow us to recognise some of the absolutely amazing young people that we have here on the Isle of Wight.“
Wightfibre CEO – John Irvine
The awards will be taking place on Friday the 12th of May and you can follow updates of the events and the winners through Wightfibre’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.