Official photos online now at www.childofbritain.com

The Inaugural Child of Britain Awards took place only a few weeks ago, on Friday 24th June 2022 at JW Marriott Grosvenor House. The 2022 winners were crowned in a glittering ceremony hosted by Eamonn Holmes OBE with performances from The Child of Britain Choir and Calum Scott with his tour band.

The night also raised £31,400 for Cash for Kids through a silent auction, live auction and a raffle. Cash for Kids is a grant giving charity that helps underprivileged children from across the UK, in 2021 they raised £21.4 million, supporting 548,102 children.

The Child of Britain official gallery is now available to view on the website, or all pictures can be found on our Flickr page.

Founder of the awards, Blanche Sainsbury, said “We are delighted with the success of the inaugural awards. The night was a truly magical evening for our winners and our guests. We are thrilled to have raise £31,400 for Cash For Kids, despite cancellations due to rail strikes, this has added to our fundraising amount for 2022 – which now totals £87,727. The awards were incepted to shine a light on the incredible achievements of children and young people from across the UK and the awards evening did just that. We are so grateful for all of the support from sponsors, guests and celebrities and we can’t wait for 2023.”

Preparations for the 2023 awards are already underway and sponsorship options are open, with nominations opening in late summer/early autumn. If you are interested in being part of something special and sponsoring the awards, please contact Stephanie Lake on steph@childofbritain.com.

The Child of Britain Awards are fast approaching, and with less than three months to go until the night, preparations are in full swing. The awards are taking place on Friday 24th June at the prestigious JW Marriott Grosvenor House on Park Lane and will be a star-studded event with some very special guests in attendance – none more important than our winners.

Winners have been contacted, videos are in production, entertainment is being briefed and production is being finalised, the team are pushing full steam ahead to deliver a memorable occasion for all involved.

A very special night needs a very special host, and today we are excited to unveil that the host of the first Child of Britain Awards will be legendary TV presenter, Eamonn Holmes OBE.

Eamonn is the longest serving breakfast Television Anchor in the world, having presented GMTV, This Morning, Sunrise with Eamonn Holmes on Sky News and now the weekday  breakfast programme on GB News. Being a devoted father of 4, and now a dedicated grandfather, he will be the perfect host to help tell and share our winners’ stories.

Of his involvement, Eamonn said:

“The World is a scary place at the moment and must be more so for children.  These awards are in praise of all those fine young people who will one day grow up to be fine young adults.  They have so many stories to tell and we intend to tell them through these awards.”

Child of Britain Founder, Blanche Sainsbury said:

“It is an honour to be able to work with Eamonn on the Child of Britain Awards in June. We have seen him on our screens for so many years and we know how dedicated he is to his work and his family, so we knew it would be the perfect fit for the night. We are so excited to have him join us for the event.”

The awards are all about recognising amazing achievements of incredible children and young people across Britain, as well as donating vital funds to a charity that supports them, Cash for Kids. We’ll be making more announcements on the awards in coming days and weeks and there is still some time to be part of this very special night.

There are several ways that you can be involved – sponsoring, purchasing tickets or a table, or by donating a prize to our auction. To be a part of the Child of Britain Awards, please contact Ashleigh Kerr on ashleigh@childofbritain.com.

With just over 10 weeks until the awards take place, the team are working tirelessly behind the scenes to prepare for the main event on Friday 24th June at Grosvenor House. We are excited to announce that International performing artist, Calum Scott – along with his band, will be performing on the night.

Calum shot to worldwide attention when he appeared as a contestant on Britain’s Got Talent in 2015, since then he’s gone on be a super star and is currently touring the US. His debut album ‘Only Human’, hit number one on iTunes in over 20 countries and reached over one million in album sales.

He released his version of Robyn’s hit “Dancing On My Own” as a single in 2016, which reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart.

His hit single “You Are The Reason” is certified Platinum and has over 1 billion streams worldwide. Billboard said “Scott’s stunning pure voice is affecting enough in itself, but his lyrics on every one of the (album’s) tracks are vulnerable and raw”.

Following the release of “Where are You Now” with Lost Frequencies, that continues to dominate the UK top 4 and airwaves around the world with over 400 million streams to date, multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Calum has announced his biggest headline European and UK tour starting in October.

Blanche Sainsbury Founder of The Child of Wales Awards said “We are absolutely thrilled Calum and his band will be performing at the Awards at Grosvenor House on June 24th. He is an incredible talent and being able to watch him and his band performing will make the night even more special for our winners, their families and our guests. Calum is a huge supporter of our chosen charity Cash for Kids”

We’ll hear from Calum on his Involvement shortly, so please stay tuned for updates.

The inaugural Child of Britain Awards will take place on Friday evening at JW Marriott Grosvenor House, after months of preparations. The awards will recognise incredible courage, great skill and above all great determination displayed by our nations young people.

Headline sponsors of the awards, I SAW IT FIRST, have thrown themselves into supporting the awards by dressing celebrities that are in attendance. This includes dancer, model and influencer, Abbie Quinnen and Coronation Street star who plays Max Turner, Paddy Bever.

Not only this, they have also treated each winner to a £50 gift card to spend on their website, allowing each of our young stars to have a treat of their own.

Of their gesture, Marketing Director at ISAWITFIRST, Annie Kacperek said “We are so excited to be sponsoring the Child of Britain Awards. We are really proud to be part of such an incredible event that will help and support future generations. The stories of the winners really inspired the whole team at I Saw It First and we can’t wait to hear them in person and celebrate such inspirational kids at the event.”

Blanche Sainsbury, founder of the awards said “we are looking forward to seeing The Child of Britain winners wearing ISAWITFIRST. Thank you to the team at isawitfirst for their generosity , we can’t wait to see our winners with their families on the red carpet.

There are less than two weeks to go until the awards take place and our winners are crowned at a glittering ceremony at Grosvenor House. Final preparations are in full swing to ensure a wonderful evening for all involved. We are delighted to unveil Welsh slate homeware designer, Valley Mill, as our trophy supplier and sponsors of the Young fundraiser award.

Each of our winners will be presented with a handmade and beautifully crafted Welsh slate trophy, that was specifically designed for the awards. Valley Mill have been manufacturing and supplying 100% Welsh made products for well over a decade. They pride themselves on bringing only authentic, handmade Welsh and British products to the UK high-street and online market.

Having supplied products to some of the most demanding and influential customers in the world, such as Red Bull, NATO, NFU Mutual, Bafta Cymru, RBS, The Welsh FA and even Her Majesty the Queen, Valley Mill has the confidence and drive to keep putting Wales on the map.

Of their involvement, Founder Kevin Thomas said “As a father I know how incredible and inspirational children are.  These awards are so important to be able to celebrate their achievements and to give children the recognition they truly deserve. We are honoured to be a small part of recognising their bravery, their achievements and their hard work.”

Blanche Sainsbury, founder of the awards, saidValley Mill produced the fantastic trophies for the Child of Wales Awards back in March, and we are delighted they are continuing to help us honour incredible children and young people for the Britain Awards.”

For any enquiries regarding the upcoming Child of Britain Awards, or future awards, please contact Ashleigh Kerr on ashleigh@childofbritain.com

There are just three and a half weeks until the winners of the Child of Britain Awards are crowned in a glittering ceremony at JW Marriott Grosvenor House. Final preparations are underway for the star-studded event taking place on 24th June and today we are thrilled to unveil high quality kitchen manufacturer, DIY Kitchens, as sponsors of the Bravery Award.

DIY Kitchens are a family run business and have been manufacturing high specification British kitchens since 1982. Their history lies in supplying premium high street retailers throughout the UK but now through DIY Kitchens, they offer customers the same high specification kitchens, at unbelievable prices online.

Claire Ellis, Director and Co-Founder said “We are extremely proud to sponsor the Child of Britain awards, and in particular the Bravery Category. The incredible courage shown by children and young people is awe inspiring and we are so pleased that we are able to help shine a light on some of these amazing individuals.”

Blanche Sainsbury, Founder of the Awards said “We are delighted to have DIY Kitchens on board to support our awards and honour our winners. We couldn’t do this without the support of our sponsors, We’re so looking forward to the awards in a few weeks time and meeting Claire and the team. “

As the awards edge ever closer and final preparations are being made, we are so pleased to announce our final award sponsors. We’re delighted to announce FirstLookTV as sponsors of the Exceptional Young Carer Award, as well as our Video Production partners.

FirstLookTV are an award-winning, international television production company that creates powerful content about real-life stories, real people, tragedies and triumphs, teras and laughter. Their gripping shows can be seen on Netflix, Sky, Channel 5, Amazon Prime and the BBC.

“We are extremely honoured to be sponsoring the ‘Exceptional Young Carers Award’ Child of Britain Awards” said Gillian Carter, Co-Founder FirstLookTV. “For these young people to demonstrate such commitment empathy and dedication is astounding and we are excited to be part of an event that throws the spotlight on them and celebrates their amazing achievements. FirstLookTV congratulates all of the nominees, finalists and winners. It is wonderful to be able to be part of such a positive movement recognising all that is good in young people.”

Awards Founder, Blanche Sainsbury said “When we saw how FirstLookTV brought stories to life, we knew that they would be the perfect partners to portray our winners’ stories. We are so pleased that they are sponsoring the Exceptional Young Carer Award”

We’re delighted to announce Elonex Outdoor Media as sponsors of the Special Recognition Award. This award was added to our honours list to ensure we are able to pay tribute to a very brave young boy. His bravery could not go unnoticed and we at The Child of Britain Awards, along with Elonex Outdoor Media want to express how proud we are.

CEO of Elonex, Nick Smith, said “After seeing the stories and achievements of incredible young people at the Child of Wales Awards, we knew we wanted to get on board for the inaugural Child of Britain Awards. Children and young people are capable of such amazing feats, and it is an honour to be able to help showcase them at the awards in June.

“We are proud to be able to honour a very special individual by sponsoring the Special Recognition Award”

Blanche Sainsbury, Awards Founder, said “We are delighted to be working with Elonex again, their products help us share our winners’ stories in a way that literally lights up the room” 

Elonex Outdoor Media are digital out of home advertising specialists with a long and successful history of developing and advancing new technology. They are committed to building brands and maximising brand engagement through high impact visual displays. Their digital out of home network makes it easy for brands to target and engage audiences across many different environments. They also deliver leading LED architecture to venues and events across the country, of which you will see on our stage on the night.

There are only a few more options available for sponsorship at the awards. To be a part of something special, please contact Ashleigh Kerr on ashleigh@childofbritain.com and you can help to honour some amazing children and young people from across Britain.

It’s been a week of exciting announcements here at the Child of Britain Awards HQ, as we unveil another sponsor for the awards in June. We are honoured to announce Mark Jermin as the sponsor of the Young Performer Award.

The Mark Jermin Stage School has grown and developed to be a well-established school offering training in the performing arts for children and young adults as well as creating a springboard into the world of entertainment. As well as the Stage School, Mark Jermin also runs one of the UK’s largest and leading talent management agencies – Mark Jermin Management. The agency represents both professional actors and actresses from all over the UK in theatre, film, television, and commercial productions. The business merges well with the stage school as the students are trained, represented and directed under the same umbrella.

Of his involvement, Mark said “Through our support and teaching, we watch our students and young adults grow to be passionate innovative and confident individuals.

Our mission is for each student no matter what their performing experience is to grow in confidence, learn new skills, realise their ambition and achieve great things – all while having fun and making new friends.

That’s why we chose to be the sponsor of Child of Britain – Young Performers Award.”

Awards Founder, Blanche Sainsbury, said “It is an honour to have Mark Jermin on board with the awards in June. His dedication to his students and performing arts is clear and he was the perfect fit for the Young Performer Award”

Mark Jermin joins the ever-growing list of high-profile companies backing the awards. These include headline sponsors, I SAW IT FIRST, as well as event partners Bauer Media, Greatest Hits Radio, Future publishing, Woman’s Own, First Look TV and Chat Magazine. St James’s Place, Bluestone National Park Resort, Blue Tiger Marketing, Age Partnership, Elonex Outdoor Media, Trade Centre UK, Valley Mill and Forrest Print have also signed up to support.

There are only a few sponsorship options remaining, so to be a part of this special event, contact Ashleigh Kerr on ashleigh@childofbritain.com.

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 saidMy 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 ashleigh@childofbritain.com

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.


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