The 2018 Isle of Wight Radio Child of Wight Awards

By Zoe Hyett

This year WightFibre are once again proud to be sponsoring the Isle of Wight Radio Child of Wight Awards. There are so many young Island people who deserve some recognition for their hard work or bravery, and maybe you know one such deserving cause?

Nominations are now open and you can now pick up a Beacon magazine or visit Isle of Wight Radio online to enter your nomination. It could be a caring son or daughter who has helped you through difficult times, or maybe a young person you know who has made a difference to your life, or shown exceptional kindness towards others.

“At WightFibre we use the words ‘Because We Care’ in our company logo. This is because we really do care about providing the best possible service to our customers on the island. We also care about giving back to our Island community where we can and our sponsorship of the Child of Wight is a great way for us to do that. “The Island has a great community spirit and our young people who deserve special recognition. As a local company who are, it is an honour and privilege for WightFibre to once again sponsor these awards and to support Isle of Wight Radio in making these awards special.” – WightFibre CEO, John Irvine

Awards for the third year running are as follows:

Overall 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 Child Award
Sponsored by Wightlink Ferries
We are looking to recognise a child who has shown tremendous spirit and bravery in the face of adversity, and shown strength and determination through difficult times.
Child of Wight Sporting Star Award
Sponsored by Island Riding Centre
Do you know a child who has shown passion, dedication and an unswerving commitment to improve or achieve success in their chosen sport?
Child of Wight Make a Difference Award
Sponsored by The Needles Landmark Attraction
We want to know about a child who has made a difference to your life or to someone else’s life through their own initiative, so we can highlight the difference they have made.
Child of Wight Fundraiser Award
Sponsored by Red Funnel
Do you know a child who has shown a real commitment to charity work or good causes, and fundraising initiatives?
Child of Wight 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.
Child of Wight Young Performer Award
Sponsored by Hovertravel
We are looking for a young boy or girl who has shown exceptional talent in education, the arts or within a group, such as the Boy Scouts or Girl Guides.
Child of Wight Best Friend Award
Sponsored by Amazon World
Let us know why YOUR best friend is so special to you, and why you think they deserve to win an award.
Child of Wight Best Brother Award
Sponsored by Westridge Skip Hire
We want to recognise a brother who is very special. Maybe he provides unique support to his sibling(s) or just deserves to be recognised for his individual and special characteristics.
Child of Wight Best Sister Award
Sponsored by Long Lane Flooring
Do you have an amazing sister? Is she your best friend and always there for you? Nominate your sister today and let us know why your sister is so special.
Child of Wight Young Achiever Award
Sponsored by IFPL
Do you know a child who has achieved beyond expectation? Then this might be the perfect way to give them the credit they deserve.

You can join us in the run up to the event and on the evening of the event on our Facebook and Twitter.

Nominate your winner here