Isle of Wight Radio holds fourth year of awards for children

Isle of Wight Breakfast Show hosts Paul Topping and Georgie Carter hosted the Child of Wight Awards recognising young people on the Island.

The event took place for the fourth year running at Cowes Yacht Haven on Friday night (17 May) and this year featured a performance by Britain’s Got Talent’s Derek Sandy and children from Theatretrain.

Isle of Wight Radio Managing Director Claire John said: “What an incredible night! What a fantastic group of worthy winners! Isle of Wight Radio’s fourth Child of Wight awards received an incredible number of nominations and the standard was really high. The judges had an extremely difficult task. It really does demonstrate how we are lucky to have so many incredible young people here on the Island.”

The Overall Child of Wight winner cares for her family and is described as the family’s “earth angel”.

13-year-old Leah Ounsworth said: “I’m feeling very speechless. I’m not sure how to feel. I’m sort of proud of myself and I think everyone in my family is as well. My dad has disabilities, my mum has a blood disorder and my brother has autism and ADHD. I help them all through whatever they need. I’m going to display the award for everyone to see.”

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