In the spotlight: Thomas Carroll sponsors Young Fundraiser Award

While celebrating the remarkable achievements of children and young people across Wales, the Child of Wales Awards is proud to partner with organisations that share our commitment to empowering, recognising, and rewarding young people for the great things they are doing.

One such partner is Thomas Carroll, whose support and dedication play a crucial role in honouring the extraordinary individuals who embody resilience, courage, and compassion.

Join us as we shine a spotlight on Thomas Carroll and their invaluable contribution as a category sponsor of the Child of Wales Awards 2024.

About Thomas Carroll – sponsor of Young Fundraiser Award

With more than 50 years’ experience, Thomas Carroll Group is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of business insurance broking, personal insurance broking, employee benefits, wealth management, health & safety and employment law consultancy.

Through its partnership with us, here at the Child of Wales Awards, Thomas Carroll demonstrates its commitment to recognising and rewarding the young people of Wales who are doing such amazing things raising funds for worthy causes within their local communities. This support enables us to enhance the awards ceremony, amplify our reach, and support our mission, so our gratitude goes out to them.

Rhys Thomas, CEO of Thomas Carroll Group, said:

“At Thomas Carroll, we pride ourselves on supporting our local community and Welsh charities as much as we can. The awards help raise vital funds for charities that support young people across Wales, so we knew this was something we had to be involved with.

“It’s so important that we recognise and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of our young people, many of which face hardships, yet remain positive and compassionate despite their struggles. Their bravery, courage and kindness are things to be deeply admired.

“We’re delighted to be sponsoring the Young Fundraiser Award and are looking forward to meeting all the nominees in September and celebrating these inspiring young people.”

Blanche Sainsbury, Founder of the Child of Wales Awards, added:

“We are deeply grateful for the generous support of Thomas Carroll. Its dedication to helping the local community and, in this case, celebrating the young individuals making a vital impact by raising funds in their own local communities, is very much a part of what the Child of Wales Awards is all about.”

As we celebrate the partnership between Thomas Carroll and the Child of Wales Awards, we are reminded of the power of collaboration in creating positive change. Together, we continue to uplift and celebrate the incredible achievements of children and young people across Wales. We look forward to continuing our journey of impact and inspiration with Thomas Carroll by our side.

Holly & Emily Walker

Young Fundraiser, sponsored by: Mitre Linen

The Young Fundraiser award is designed to recognise the work of young people who go that extra mile raising money for good causes.

Sisters Holly, aged 14, and Emily, aged 12, sadly lost their brother Tom to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in June 2018, when he was just 13. Since then, the sisters have raised a huge sum of money in his memory for Cancer Research Wales. One fundraising event, called ‘Swim for Tom’, saw over 600 swimmers swim a combined total of 39,000 lengths and raise over £25,000. Tom’s parents and sisters have also raised funds for a research scholarship for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia research, with the total raised approaching a remarkable £120,000.

Sian Cole, Regional Sales Manager, Mitre Linen, said:

“Fundraising is about much more than raising money; it’s about promoting a message and helping a charity or organisation achieve their goals.

“To be doing this as a young person is an amazing achievement, and one that is bound to spread throughout family and friends.”