Saffron Walden-based national children’s disability charity in the running to scoop top award

A Saffron-Walden based national charity has been shortlisted by Children and Young People Now Magazine to receive one of its prestigious titles.

Fledglings are in the running to scoop the Children and Young People’s Charity Award.

The titles have become a great source of recognition to organisations that go above and beyond to help others, and campaign for change.

The presentation will take place in November at the Hurlingham Club, London.

Fledglings aims to improve the lives of disabled children and give relief to their families and carers by providing advice, sourcing and supplying products and services to meet individual needs. Last year the charity received over 8,000 specific requests for help and information.

Founder Ruth Lingard said: “We are absolutely delighted that we have been shortlisted for the award. Our ambition has always been to try to make a real difference to the lives of families who are affected by a child’s disability, and this acknowledgement reassures us that we are achieving our aims.”

She added: “Each year Fledglings aims to help more disabled children and their families. In order to do so, we need to raise our profile to obtain more funds and support the work we do.

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“Winning the award would not only be testament to the hard work our team and volunteers have put in to the charity, but it would also allow us to raise awareness of what we do and ultimately help more families to improve their lives.”

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