The FINALISTS for the prestigious What’s On 4 2014 Junior Awards in association with Drayton Manor have just been announced – and we are amongst them!
This exciting awards programme, which is supported by babyworld.co.uk, is now in its 8th year and celebrates the best activities, classes, volunteers and venues from throughout the UK as nominated and voted for by the experts – parents and parents-to-be.
We have been named as a finalist in the Most Outstanding Special Educational Activity Provider or Support Group AND Most Outstanding Community Group Volunteer for Children, Babies or families categories which means that we are in the top few providers in the UK as voted for by parents!
This year, the awards are bigger than ever, covering 22 different categories ranging from ‘Best Pre/Post Natal Activity’ to the ‘Most Outstanding Community Group Volunteer for children’. Nearly 90,000 votes in total were cast from all across the UK, Ireland and Australia.
Stephanie Addison from Raindrops to Rainbows, said: “To have been named as a finalist in not one, but two categories is amazing news for us. Even just to have been nominated has raised more awareness for Postnatal Depression and hopefully encourage more mums to now seek help.”.
From March 12th to May 15th 2014, parents logged onto the award winning on-line directories – www.whatson4littleones.co.uk, www.whatson4schoolkids.co.uk and www.whatson4kidsparties.co.uk – to vote for their favourite clubs, groups, classes and party entertainers from all of the nominees that qualified.
The winners of the awards will be announced on 20th June 2014 at the official awards ceremony at Drayton Manor and the winners will also receive prizes including Drummond Park games, prize packages from Smiggle, SnoozeShade and MummaFly and a very special prize for the ‘Most Outstanding Pre-School from Humphrey’s Corner! Everyone who nominated or voted also has the chance to join us for what will be a very special day.
Every children’s activity, class, volunteer and party supplier in the country had the chance to be nominated, thus ensuring the awards are a true representation of the commitment of the UK’s parents and carers to recognise and reward the very best!
Marilyn Bradshaw & Bev O’Sullivan from What’s On 4 UK: “Even after a HUGE awards programme last year, 2014 has seen our BIGGEST and most exciting awards to date! Not only have we received a record number of votes, but the What’s On 4 Junior Awards have also been running in Ireland & Australia – and will be hosted LIVE in Australia on exactly the same day as the UK! It’s been a very closely fought contest, all of our finalists should be very proud to be held in such high esteem by the nation’s parents and we can’t wait to reveal the winners in June.”
We would like to thank everyone who voted for us and supported us throughout these awards, it means a great deal to us to have gotten this far.