Doncaster-based sleep charity celebrates winning three awards

The Childrens Sleep Charity was awarded the Children and Young Peoples Charity for 2018 adding to the accolades from the Royal Society for Public Health Award for children and young people and the Foundation for Social Improvement. Pictured are Claire Earley and Carol Batchelor (middle two ladies), who are practitioners who run the Doncaster office of the Sleep Charity.
The Childrens Sleep Charity was awarded the Children and Young Peoples Charity for 2018 adding to the accolades from the Royal Society for Public Health Award for children and young people and the Foundation for Social Improvement. Pictured are Claire Earley and Carol Batchelor (middle two ladies), who are practitioners who run the Doncaster office of the Sleep Charity.

Staff who work at a Doncaster-based charity are celebrating after winning a third award in just six months.

The Children’s Sleep Charity has been named as the Children and Young Peoples’ Charity for 2018, adding to the accolades from the Royal Society for Public Health Award for children and young people and the Foundation for Social Improvement.

Vicki Dawson, chief executive and creator of The Children’s Sleep Charity, said: “We are thrilled to have won our third award.

“Having our work recognised at a national level is wonderful for the profile of our charity. We might be based in Doncaster but the work we do has an impact on children everywhere.

“Our award-winning charity supports children with sleep issues, providing support for families and accredited training for professionals and commercial organisations.

“Sleep issues have a huge impact on everyday life affecting children’s mental, physical and emotional health and their families.”

The Children and Young People Now Award was presented to a charity or social enterprise that has made the most impressive contribution, at a local or national level, in improving the life chances of children, young people or families.

The organisers said that The Sleep Charity demonstrated that they had achievements driven through a combination of innovative practice, effective partnership working and campaigning for change.

Vicki added: “We have delivered a manifesto to Government which focuses on working for a better national understanding of the importance of sleep and campaigning for quality sleep support to be available for families.

“It is vitally important that sleep is recognised as a pivotal component of mental health. Our manifesto has already received supported from Netmums, The Sleep Council and The Mental Health Foundation.”

 Visit www.thechildrenssleepcharity.org.uk.