Delighted that Anna Christina wins the What's On 4 Kids Award!
Over the last decade, the What's On 4 Kids Awards have celebrated the UK’s most exceptional kids’ clubs and classes as voted for by the experts – the parents and carers.
Finalists, sponsors, and special guests are brought together for an awards ceremony in London. The ceremony, held on Friday 11th October 2019, was a celebration for children's activities professionals, their teams, and the sector as a whole.
This year a massive 80,000 parents and carers voted, and I was thrilled to win 'Most Loved Volunteer' - open to an individual providing children's activities anywhere in the UK on a voluntary basis.
I cannot tell you how honoured and proud I am to receive this amazing award! I love visiting libraries with my Storytime and I put a tremendous amount of time and energy into organising my events for children all over London.
Over the last few years, I have taught 3617 children at libraries and community events all over London with our Music Audio Stories. To be recognised for my hard work is truly heartwarming. The ceremony was hosted by Jonathan Bremner, with entertainment provided by Girls from Oz. There was also a lovely performance by the Little Voices students. There wasn't a dry eye in the audience once the children had finished singing!
The What's On 4 Kids Awards
Baroness D'Souza and Steve Franks spoke about the Children First Alliance and Ben Sutcliffe from Caudwell Children spoke passionately about the amazing work of the charity and how Children's Activities Week 2019 has changed the lives of so many children with autism.
The list of finalists was read out and each person or company was applauded. When I heard my name called as the winner, it was surreal! I knew I was standing up and walking to the stage to collect the award but it felt like a dream!
Each winner was given an opportunity to say a few words after they had been presented with their awards and gifts. It was an honour to be part of such an inspiring and uplifting evening with people who are passionate about children's wellbeing, education, and entertainment!
Congratulations go to all the finalists, highly recommended and the What's On 4 Kids Awards 2019 winners!
HUGE thank you to everyone who voted for me! I feel elated! I am so proud of how far my Storytime has come and the journey continues to take me to magical places!
Storytime with Anna Christina | Caudwell Children | Children First Alliance | What's On 4 Kids