Emotional stories at awards ceremony
DIRECTORS and managers of one of Kent’s biggest property firms are preparing for an emotional annual awards ceremony.
The awards aren’t for the gains and losses of exciting business deals. They are to recognise the courage of disabled children and the people who dedicate themselves to helping them.
Ward and Partners’ marketing director Karen Gray said: “The children all have big smiles on their faces despite their severe disabilities. It’s quite a moving experience for everyone involved.
“Hearing the amazing stories of how they and their families cope in the most heartbreaking circumstances certainly puts your own dayto-day problems into perspective.”
Ward and Partners Children’s Awards are in their fifth year.
Scores of youngsters who suffer from severe physical or mental disabilities have received cheques and gifts to boost their struggle against adversity.
The property firm, which has more than 47 offices across Kent and East Sussex, is seeking entries for the 2007 awards.
The categories are for children up to the age of 16 with severe disabilities, young careers and families and charitable or voluntary groups who look after needy children.
The Kent Messenger supports the awards by helping to find worthy entries.
Fill in the nomination form on this page or go to www.kentonline.co.uk/ awards