The search for Britain’s Kindest Kid is now on for the third year. Run by FIVE News the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), the TV competition recognises the extraordinary achievements of children who have shown real kindness or given up their time for a good cause to help others.
The stories of the five finalists will be shown on Five News in November and viewers will decide the winner to be announced in December.
The winner will receive £1,000 prize money, £1,000 in Charities Aid Foundation vouchers to give to their favourite charities and a behind the scenes tour of FIVE News.
Entrants must be between 5 and 16 years of age on 4 October 2010, have made “an outstanding contribution to a charity, community or an individual and helped to make the world a better place”, and should be able to demonstrate an act or acts “of real kindness”. Their story should be powerful enough to encourage other young people to get involved, and they must be a good role model for other young people and their role in society.
Last year’s competition was won by nine year old Harry Moseley, who suffers from an inoperable brain tumour. Harry raised £10,000 for Brain Tumour UK by making and selling beaded bracelets in 30 shops across the Midlands.
News-reader Natasha Kaplinsky said: “As a mum, I know just how kind kids can be – and how important it is to recognise that generosity. ‘Britain’s Kindest Kid’ takes inspirational children who do amazing work and proudly puts them in the headlines.”
John Low, Chief Executive of CAF, said: “I urge all those who are doing something fantastic to help a charity, their community or even their family, or know of someone who deserves to be Britain’s Kindest Kid, to submit an application.”
The panel of judges who will produce the shortlist of five consists of Natasha Kaplinsky and Matt Barbet, presenters of FIVE News; Diane Louise Jordan, Ambassador for Action for Children; Camila Batmanghelidjh, Founder of Kids Company and John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation;.
The closing date for entries is 4 October 2010.
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