Tilly Lockey and Isabella Signs confirmed as young ambassadors for Child of Britain Awards
The Child of Britain Awards were incepted to honour the incredible achievements of children and young people across the nation and the awards night on 24th June at Grosvenor House will do just that. Not only will the awards showcase our wonderful winners, but it will also be working with some remarkable young people in the form of ambassadors.
The team at the awards are thrilled to announce our two new young ambassadors, Tilly Lockey and Isabella signs. Both Tilly and Isabella are incredible young women who have achieved great things themselves but are also passionate about recognising the achievements of others and we are so excited to have them involved.
Tilly Lockey, The Bionic Girl, lost her hands at the age of just 15-months after being diagnosed with Meningococcal Septicaemia Strain B. She is an ambassador for Open Bionics for the state-of-the-art HeroArms, which have changed her life, and, with her critiques and help in development, she is helping to make prosthetics better for children and adults alike all over the world. She is a real-life superhero and, aged just 16, is an Actor, TV Host & Presenter, Singer, Model, Influencer and public speaker… you name it and she will achieve it.
Tilly said “My energy has always been fuelled by young people. I think the youth hold so much power - they are quite literally the future! I’m so motivated everyday by what so many young people are doing all over the world, so I’m so excited to be attending the Child of Britain awards and interviewing on the red carpet! I feel privileged to have this opportunity, as well with Isabella, and above all just want to show all of my admiration, support and respect for the incredible children of today!”
Isabella Evans, known as Isabella Signs, taught herself sign language to help communicate with her brothers; Lucus, who was born with Down Syndrome, and Alexander, who has Cerebral Palsy. Learning to sign/use Makaton has made a huge difference in her personal life, and she soon realised that so many others struggle with communication issues - she felt it was time to take a stand and raise awareness of just how important signing can be.
Since setting up her social accounts in 2017, Isabella has amassed over 800,000 followers across her platforms, and has worked with some amazing celebrities on her “sign of the week” videos. Isabella has also worked with some incredible brands, including Disney, to help spread the awareness of just how important signing can be in day-to-day life, and has many exciting projects coming up.
Isabella said: “learning to sign has allowed me to see the world differently and also help a community that has struggled to gain importance in every day society. British Sign Language, for example, has only very recently gained legal recognition from the UK government. I want to help promote a more accessible and inclusive society, and strive to use my platforms to do so.”
Both Tilly and Isabella are proud to be on the red carpet to interview some of our winners and some famous faces that are in attendance.
Founder of the awards, Blanche Sainsbury, said of the collaboration “It is fantastic to be working with such incredible, inspiring, and ambitious young women. We are thrilled to have them as ambassadors of the Child of Britain Awards.”
There is still time to get involved in the awards by sponsoring, purchasing tickets or a table, or by donating an auction item to help us raise money for Cash for Kids. To be a part of the Child of Britain Awards, please contact Ashleigh Kerr on firstname.lastname@example.org
So many companies have already got involved, including headline sponsor I SAW IT FIRST, as well as category sponsors St James’s Place, Blue Tiger Marketing, Bluestone National Park Resort, Trade Centre UK, Age Partnership, Mark Jermin, Elonex Outdoor Media and event partners Forrest Print, Valley Mill, Bauer Media, future Publishing, Greatest Hits UK, Chat Magazine, First Look TV and Woman’s Own.