Time2Shine Awards

imageThe award winning Children in Care Council celebrate their outstanding achievements at Time2Shine 2016!

This year, the Time2Shine Awards, hosted by Medway Council, celebrated the achievements of children in care and social care professionals with added entertainment from magician, ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’ and singer, Maria.

It was great for YLF to be involved in the celebration and wonderful to see just how many young people had overcome difficulties to achieve …it really was the time for children and young people in care to shine!

Some fantastic awards were won by our very own Children in Care Council (CiCC) members including:

  • WINNER: Edward for Personal Development in Education – presented by Betty Earl, Virtual Head Teacher
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Paddy for Innovation and Bright Ideas – presented by Justine Henderson, Assistant Director for Children’s Social Care
  • CERTIFICATES: Tiffany and Paddy for Personal Development in Training and Employment – presented by Jayne Grice, Head of Children Services

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AND A SPECIAL GROUP AWARD FOR ‘COMMUNITY ACTION’:

  • WINNERS: Medway’s Children in Care Council – presented by Cllr Mike O’Brien

YLF was also honoured and delighted to receive a Highly Commended Certificate in the ‘Community Action’ award!

New for this year, there was a Social Care ‘Professional of the Year’ Award and this was proudly won by YLF’s very own, Positive Activities Coordinator, Lucy Wheatley – presented by Cllr Brake

imageYLF would like to congratulate all the deserving winners and runners up for their hard work, especially the CiCC for their determination and commitment to help improve services for Medway’s children in care. We would also like to thank Lucy for her dedication in her role to change the lives of so many young people by leading on positive activities that give them new opportunities and gain valuable skills.

During the event, the CiCC members were also honoured to be invited to give a presentation about their life changing overseas volunteering experience, led by David Jenkin, CiCC Chair, who read a moving speech about ‘Inside India’.

imageCllr Brake closed the evening by acknowledging and thanking everyone for their hard work and specially praised the CiCC by saying that it takes a lot of courage to travel across the world and help change lives of other disadvantaged children.

A huge thank you to Medway Council for inviting YLF and the CiCC to share in such a superb event that highlights some exceptional achievements!