And the winners are…
Last night the very first Wales Children's Activities and Services Awards took place at The Village Hotel, Swansea where 140 guests from all over the country gathered for a glistening black tie event.
Following a drinks reception, there was a 3 course dinner followed by an exciting awards ceremony. After this the party began and the dance floor was buzzing until 1am, with guests chanting "one more song!" when the DJ finished his set. Nobody wanted the celebrations to end!
The awards supported the charity Dreams & Wishes who make wishes come true for seriously ill children and their families. All of the guests were incredibly generous at the charity raffle and raised an incredible £922. We were blown away by this figure and know that every penny will go towards putting smiles on children's faces.
The awards were sponsored by a catalogue of incredible local businesses, all detailed below, who showed outstanding support to the event.
We are now pleased to share our highly commended businesses and winners from each category, chosen by an independent panel of judges who are experts in their field.
Best New Start Up (Sponsored by The Tired Mama Collection)
Highly Commended - Tiny Toes Ballet Swansea and Neath Port Talbot County
Winner - Big Bang UK
Baby and Toddler Class of the Year (Sponsored by Sweet Pea Photography)
Highly Commended - Rugby Tots Mid Glamorgan
Winner - Tots Play Cardiff North
Events and Party Services of the Year (Sponsored by Rebecca Kift Beauty)
Highly Commended - Happily Ever After Swansea
Winner - Fairytale Moments
One to Watch (Sponsored by The Tired Mama Collection)
Winner - Glitterbombrobo
Franchise of the Year (Sponsored by Club Hub UK)
Highly Commended - Daisy First Aid Cardiff and Vale
Winner - Kidslingo Cardiff
Independent of the Year (Sponsored by Clinical Beauty Aesthetics)
Highly Commended - Saffron Cooksey - The Mindful Success Coach
Winner - Mes Enfants Private Pre-School Nursery
Arts, Literature and Dance Club of the Year (Sponsored by Eden Events)
Highly Commended - JK's Performance Academy
Winner - Tiny Toes Ballet Bridgend and Vale of Glamorgan
Sports Club of the Year (Sponsored by Ospreys in the Community)
Highly Commended - Starfish Swim Academy
Winner - Rugby Tots Mid Glamorgan
Play Centre of the Year (Sponsored by Rubba Bubba Baby Massage)
Highly Commended - Role Play Lane
Winner - Area 51
Photographer of the Year (Sponsored by Heritage Hall)
Highly Commended - Jenny McDonnell Photography
Winner - Hannah B Photography
Business of the Year (Sponsored by Kabin Hire Ltd)
Winner - Big Bang UK
Overall, it was a wonderful evening of celebrations and we hope that all who attended enjoyed the event. Keep a look out for more coming from Wales CASA this year!