Emo­tional sto­ries at awards cer­e­mony

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS -

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

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