The Children's Hospital Charity Awards

On Friday 21st June we are holding our first ever charity awards night to celebrate the amazing support of individuals, groups and businesses who have supported the charity through the Make it Better Appeal, from its launch in 2012 to the opening of the new wing at Sheffield Children’s Hospital in April 2018.

Our award categories for this year are:

Volunteer Award sponsored by Wildfire. Wildfire Experience Agency are the premier events agency based in the UK. With 5 different brands under the Wildfire banner we are able to cater for any event requirements. Wildfire originally started as, and is still, a family run company; this means that we put the same commitment and effort into each event. We also have a dedication to our work which is embedded in our family spirit to ensure your event becomes a success.

Young Supporter Award sponsored by Hallam FM. Hallam FM have been going for over 45 years and is not only a heritage brand but the Number One Commercial Radio Station for South Yorkshire, with Big John @ Breakfast broadcasting straight out of our local studio to Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster for almost 20 years. The station is multi-platform with strong digital solutions to ensure listeners can access us anywhere, anytime. A digital audience of over 495,000 can’t be wrong!

Community Group Award sponsored by SIV. SIVLive is the live events and entertainment division of SIV, the charitable trust with the mission of improving the physical and mental health of the residents of our communities. Our activities have been estimated to save the NHS over £5million annually.

Individual Supporter (person or single household) Award sponsored by 93. 93 is a multi-award winning design and manufacture studio in Sheffield. Working across interior architecture, brand design and strategy, creative content and bespoke web development we work together to design and deliver immersive brand experiences for our clients. With over 15 years of experience, we represent everything from independent brands to those with international acclaim across lifestyle, retail, workspace and hospitality.

Corporate partnership Award sponsored by Steel City Marketing. At Steel City, we live and breathe branded merchandise and passionately believe they help you to raise your brand profile, win new business and ultimately increase sales. By listening to and understanding your marketing needs, we use our expertise and passion to spark ideas and make YOUR brand stand out. We cut out the noise of too much product choice and help save your marketing resource time searching.

Active Challenge Supporter Award sponsored by Northend Print. Northend are proud to be a sponsor of the Children’s Hospital Charity Awards. We are also delighted to announce that we have merged another Sheffield based business, My Print Partners, into our Clyde Road premises. The new enlarged business becomes Northend, a full service print house. Bringing together the oldest and newest print companies in the region, and building on a well-established heritage to make sure that Northend stays part of the future for the next 130 years!

Special Recognition Award sponsored by The Children's Hospital Charity.

Lifetime Achievement Awards sponsored by City Taxis. CITY Taxis, established in Sheffield for over 35 years, with nearly 2,000 Drivers & completing 150,000 journeys per week are the third largest taxi company in the UK. They have branches in Barnsley, Chesterfield, Derby, Dronfield, Rotherham & Wath Upon Dearne.

This year all nominations have been submitted by the charity team, with the shortlisted finalists and winners selected by an independent judging panel:

Annabel Baker

As a Sheffield mum of two lively children I know only too well the benefits of having our amazing Children’s Hospital on the doorstep. The terrific work the team at the hospital, and indeed the wider community, do to support our children never ceases to both inspire me and make me feel incredibly humble. That’s why, when I was asked to be a judge to help recognise the initiatives and the individuals that year after year support the hospital and ‘make it better’, I jumped at the chance.

During my career, in particular while at the Automobile Association, I’ve set up and run prestigious National Award events, participating in, and running, judging panels. It was great to be able to use this experience to help support the charity team in launching this event. I can honestly say, I’ve never seen an awards event with so many worthy nominees and had so many tough choices to make! Every single nominee is a real charity champion and I’d like to extend my congratulations and thanks to all.

Alan Lyons

I’ve lived in Sheffield for 33 years and have had to use the Children’s Hospital on a few occasions. As a father, the peace of mind that we have a world leading hospital for kids, with excellent dedicated staff so easily accessed, cannot be underestimated. I was proud and humbled to be asked to be a judge

I have judged a number of award ceremonies in my time but this one was very overwhelming and inspiring. The fantastic fundraising carried out by all the applicants and not just those shortlisted is phenomenal. Without these kind people supporting the Charity, the Hospital couldn’t be what it is today.

For me, everyone who was entered in the awards were already WINNERS…!!!!

Alex Gardner

It is an absolute honour to have been asked to be a judge at these awards. I have seen first hand the amazing work that the Charity does day to day and how life changing this is for the Children and their families. Having helped to promote the fundraising events, it never ceases to amaze me the dedication and commitment of the Charity team and the event participants to make a difference, sometimes themselves, battling against adversity. I have two children and am forever thankful to have this wonderful hospital just on our doorstep.

This is an invitation only event. We had lots of incredible nominations and we are so grateful to each and every one of you for your support. Our awards event will be back for 2019-2020 and there will be plenty of opportunity to be nominated in the future. 

If you have received a nomination for an award and have any questions or would like to RSVP please contact Tonya.

Thank you for your support!