Naval Children’s Charity Win Gold at Forces Families Awards

Naval Children’s Charity were delighted to be awarded ‘Military Charity of the Year’ at the 2024 Celebrating Forces Families Awards.

The Celebrating Forces Families (CFF) Awards highlight contributions and unwavering support provided by military families and its communities and celebrates the achievements of the UK’s Armed Forces support networks.

A performance by a combined choir featuring Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists Voices of Armed Forces Children Choir and the Military Wives choirs opened the evening celebrations.

Forces champion and Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton MBE co-presented the awards alongside Forces News presenter Sian Grzeszczyk.

One of three finalists for, and the ultimate winner of, the title of ‘Military Charity of the Year’, the Naval Childrens Charity supports children from naval families, up to age 25, helping around 4,000 children and young people each year with grants in times of crisis or with significant issues such as disability/illness, resources to support mental health and wellbeing, and opportunities to enhance and improve outcomes through the Life Chances Programme. The charity puts children front and centre, staff have first-hand experience of service life, they understand, have empathy, and change lives every day.

Upon winning the award CEO of the Charity, Clare Scherer MBE said:

‘We are all absolutely delighted to have won this wonderful Award.  It is a true testament to the work of the Charity and the amazing Team who do so much to change children and young people’s lives every day.  It is a privilege to do what we do to support our Naval children but to be acknowledged with this Award means so much.  Thank you to the Judges, all those who voted for us and to our wonderful families who support their Serving and Veteran loved ones who do so much for us all.’

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