What is the schedule for the event?
The evening will start with a short DVD about the work of the Foundation and we will then launch into our first piece of entertainment. Every event has a guest VIP who will say some brief words of welcome and then...
We hit the awards running!
The music starts, the lights flash and we are off – award winners come onto stage to huge cheers and clapping, collect their award, have their photograph taken with our VIP and then again with their school or club. They then make their way back to their seats. Throughout all of this, the music keeps playing and we continually encourage the audience to show their support.
The awards are interspersed with more entertainment throughout the evening and we finish with some closing remarks and a finale act. Generally, the celebrations take around 90 minutes and we send our audience home with a spring in their step and, if we have done our jobs right, hearts bulging with pride!
How long is the event?
Generally the event runs for approx. 90 minutes.
These timings can fluctuate depending on the number of Award Winners attending from the area. Larger boroughs such as Enfield and Tower Hamlets can have events that run up to 2 hours. Smaller districts such as Tendring and Uttlesford can expect their events to run to around 1 hour.
I am an Award Winner, what should I wear?
Check with your organisation. If you are from a school/college/organisation that has a uniform then please wear that. If not, smart attire is advised. This is a special occasion so we want you to look your best!
Where do I sit when I arrive?
All award winners will generally sit with their organisation, generally in the same block of seating. Guests will be sat elsewhere. This not only helps to build the momentum and excitement but it also makes it easier for our winners to access the stage.
Are venues accessible?
Yes, we make sure that when selecting a venue all of our supporters are able to access the auditorium.
Can I take photos/film the event?
Yes! We encourage all to take photos of such a special occasion.
We do have a professional photographer capturing moments (which you will be able to download for free from our Gallery [Link to Gallery landing page] afterwards), but please feel free to take as many photos as you wish as well. Filming is welcomed and these videos are quite often posted to our social networking pages which we think is great!