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Nominations Open for the Principality Child of Wales Awards 2023

Child of Wales Awards 2022, Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff - Courageous Family winner The Roberts Family with James Harper, Principality Building Society

After the huge success of the inaugural Child of Wales Awards in March this year, a date has been confirmed for the awards to return in 2023. The star-studded event is once again set to be a highlight in the charity events calendar and will continue to shine a light on the incredible achievements of children and young people across Wales.

The 2023 Awards will take place on Friday 24 March at Mercure Holland House in Cardiff and are headline sponsored by Principality Building Society. The event will be raising funds, via an auction and raffle, for Welsh children’s charities Ty Hafan and Hope House Ty Gobaith.

Covering every part of Wales, the 11 award categories will award outstanding personal courage, bravery, sporting, and creative achievements as well as recognising the young people who help others – championing causes in their communities, protecting the environment, caring for others, and fundraising. They will honour the children and young people who face hardships and challenges every day, yet never give up, and never stop trying – inspiring those around them in the process.

Nominations for the awards are currently open and are easy to enter, they are open to all children 18 and under, to those with disabilities, and those without.

Visit www.nationalchildrenofwalesawards.org/nomiante-now to view the categories and nominate a remarkable child. Nominations will remain open until the 21 October and judging will begin in early November. A mixture of representatives from the award sponsors, celebrities, and independent advisors will form the panel and have to make the difficult decision to pick a winner for each category.

Events Director of the Awards, Ashleigh Kerr, said:

“We are delighted to have received some fantastic nominations so far – stories about children that are inspirational and uplifting despite the adversity that some of them have faced. But we want to hear more stories. For us, this is about creating a legacy for many years to come and shining a light on some of the amazing children of Wales.”

The 2022 awards covered some incredible stories including Monmouthshire sisters, Holly & Emily Walker, who have raised in excess of £185,000 in honour of their brother Tom. WCMX star, and now Commonwealth Games Bronze Winner, Lily Rice, was honoured with the Young Sporting Hero Award and a light was shone on the Roberts Family, who have overcome a cancer diagnosis on both children.