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Pride of Flintshire Awards 2016

Published: 24/08/2016

The achievements of children in foster care in Flintshire were celebrated at an awards ceremony at Mold Rugby Club last month. Over 230 guests, including looked-after children and young people who have left care, attended the formal awards ceremony and family fun day hosted by Flintshire County Council. Lord Barry Jones opened proceedings along with Chairman of Flintshire County Council Peter Curtis. Awards were presented by the Cabinet Member for Social Services, Councillor Christine Jones, Chief Officer for Social Services, Neil Ayling, Lord and Lady Jones and Councillor Curtis. Councillor Jones said: “It was a fabulous day, enjoyed by everyone who attended. The joy on the recipients’ faces was evident for all to see, as was the pride of their carers and guests. Everyone who received an award thoroughly deserved it. These awards really show how well these children are cared for and nurtured by the families they are with. I love this event - long may it continue. Well done to everyone involved.” The formal awards included musical performances from the children themselves and were followed by fun activities to give the children an enjoyable day to celebrate and remember. Awards were presented to children for achieving 100% school attendance, being sports team captain, supporting charitable causes, law student of the year, performing at the Eisteddfod. The day also celebrates those children who are now grown up and successfully living in their own flat, with a job and their own family, with Special Commendation Awards for Care Leavers and one outstanding young person receiving the Phoenix Award for successful independent living. Local businesses helped to make the event a success by offering their financial support and supplying prize draw gifts. Flintshire County Council would like to thank: Dave Cottle Engineering, MPH Construction, Mainetti, Airbus Football Club, Mold Rugby Club, Westbridge Furniture, TATA Steel, Dee Gas, Vitesse Motor Company. Synthite, P&A, Bluefin, Rubicon Garden Rooms, Future Studios, local councillors and individual donors for their generous contributions. To find out more about supporting this event next year or becoming a foster carer, contact Flintshire County Council on 01352 702190 or email