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Spotlight: Our Sponsors Breakfast

Spotlight: Our Sponsors Breakfast

Date: 4th April 2024 | By: national

This past Thursday (April 4, 2024), we hosted our yearly sponsors breakfast at The Welsh House restaurant in Swansea Marina. We were thrilled to see all our fantastic sponsors under one roof; it was the perfect opportunity for our sponsors to hear about what lies in store for the 2024 awards and get to know fellow sponsors. 

Our founder Blanche Sainsbury delivered a great presentation detailing the plans for the awards and the instrumental roles our sponsors play throughout – making sure to thank each of our partners for their generous and continued support. 

Our sponsors are: Ascona Group, Bluestone, Blue Tiger, Budget Carpets, Commonwealth Games Wales Castell Howell Foods, DIY Kitchens, Gower College, Forrest Print, Mrs Buckét, Owens Group, Princes Gate, Trade Centre Wales, Thomas Carroll, Route Media, Swansea Bulding Society and Westacres.  

Pepe Hart, an award-winning head teacher and our very own Advisor, also spoke at the event, explaining her role as chair of the judges. She also offered an insight into some of the incredible nominations received so far. The full list of judges will be revealed in due course. 

The morning also allowed our sponsors to hear first-hand about the amazing charities they will be helping, through sponsoring the Child of Wales Awards 2024 – 2 Wish and Joseph’s Smile. 

2 Wish was founded by Rhian Mannings MBE, following the tragic passing of her son George and husband Paul within days of each other. Driven by her personal loss, Rhian established 2 Wish with a powerful goal: to make sure that every family in Wales facing the sudden loss of a child or young adult gets the unwavering support they truly need. Through this remarkable charity’s work, Rhian has turned her own pain into a beacon of hope for others in their darkest times. 

Joseph’s Smile was established in memory of Joseph Yeandle, who bravely battled stage four neuroblastoma before passing away in December 2021. The charity’s mission is to help lift the heavy financial burdens that families encounter throughout their child's journey with illness. By supplying essential funds for medical treatments and equipment that aren't accessible through the NHS, the charity ensures that families can dedicate their energy to cherishing every precious moment together. Joseph’s smile helps families every day – taking away the burden of extra fundraising while navigating their child's care. 

Rhian Mannings MBE, Founder of 2 Wish, and Katy Yeandle, Founder of Joseph’s Smile, both delivered deeply moving speeches. They spoke from the heart about the personal journeys that led them to establish their charities, the meaningful work they carry out, and the profound, life-changing difference their organisations make for those in need of support. 

It was a powerful moment of connection, where sponsors could see the tangible difference, their involvement would make in the lives of families facing the illness or loss of a loved one.


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Child of Wales Launch at The Welsh House, SA1 Swansea 4th April 2024

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