Businesses show generosity for first National Children of Wales Awards

A bespoke design by acclaimed international fashion designer Jayne Pierson, the use of a super yacht for three days and a box at the Royal Albert Hall are just some of the prizes that will be available at the National Children of Wales Awards thanks to the generosity of the business community.

The National Children of Wales Awards will take place at the Celtic Manor on April 3, 2020. The organisers aim to raise £100,000 at the event, which will be distributed to four charities in Wales that help children: The Teenage Cancer Trust, Dreams & Wishes, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and the Bluestone Foundation.

The event has already attracted remarkable support from the business community with all award categories now sponsored for the evening – though opportunities remain for businesses to get involved by supporting other aspects of the event.

The event’s two main sponsors are The Trade Centre Wales, one of the largest and fastest growing used car companies in the UK, and Bidfood, one of the largest food wholesalers in the UK.

The category sponsors are: 1192 Laser & Beauty Clinic, Andrew Rees & Sons Butchers, Barclays, Bibendum Wine, DWJ Group, DWJ Wealth Management, Gower College Swansea, Iceland Foods, Joe’s Ice Cream, MGY, Mitre Linen, Princes Gate, Principality Building Society, RedKite Solicitors, Sytner BMW and Thomas Recruitment Group.

But the event hopes to add even more extraordinary auction prizes to the roster – giving it every chance of exceeding its £100,000 target for the evening.

Blanche Sainsbury, chair of the Bluestone National Park Resort and founder of the National Children of Wales Awards, said:

“Companies from across Wales have demonstarted remarkable generosity in their support for the inaugural National Children of Wales Awards through both backing the event as sponsors and by offering some extraordinary auction prizes. We have been blown away by the support for this event so far and we are delighted to still be speaking to a number of businesses and individuals about additional prices and sponsorship opportunities.”

Some 15 children will be recognised at the awards. The categories focus on diversity, bravery, sporting achievements, and will recognise children who help others through championing causes, caring and fundraising.

The prestigious event will feature male voice choir Only Men Aloud, the winners of BBC talent show Last Choir Standing; Angelicus Celtis, a choir of Welsh schoolgirls who reached the semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent in 2017; and the event will also feature performances from Motionhouse, a world-class dance-circus production company.

Anyone interested in sponsoring the awards, buying a table or donating an auction prize, please contact Mark Hillary at:

We are thrilled to announce Redkite Solicitors as one of our event partners for the National Children of Wales Awards.

Redkite Solicitors have been helping families across England and Wales resolve their legal issues since 1898. The company was formed following the 2011 merger of two large firms of Solicitors: Lowless & Lowless, who were based in Pembrokeshire in Wales, and Morris Roberts Solicitors of Carmarthenshire, Wales.

In 2017, Redkite Solicitors were part of another merger with three longstanding law firms, Charles Crookes of Cardiff, George Tudor & De Winton of Brecon and The Phoenix Legal Group of Stroud, Stonehouse and Dursley in Gloucestershire. The reasoning behind this was that Redkite Solicitors wanted to seek the best of the best, and had a quest to find the most dedicated legal experts in the UK.

Following this successful merger, Redkite Solicitors are proud to be able to offer outstanding customer service, with a wide range of experts on hand to solve any legal issue.

Of its position as an event partner, Redkite Solicitors Chief Executive, Neil Walker, said:

“As a business founded in Wales, whose ethos is to prioritise supporting our local communities, we were excited to hear that the Bluestone Foundation were planning an event which will recognise truly unique children from across Wales.

“We are in awe of the way children are able to manage and adapt to adversity in their lives, while remaining strong for themselves and those around them. These children, their families, carers, and the charities that help them on a daily basis, absolutely deserve to be recognised for all that they do. There was never a moment we did not want to be involved in making such an important event happen!”

Blanche Sainsbury, the founder of the National Children of Wales Awards, added:

“We are extremely grateful for the support of Redkite Solicitors. Their involvement as an event partner reflects their dedication to supporting initiatives that really make a difference to the communities of Wales. Without the backing of such businesses, awards such as this would not be possible.”