THIS year’s Pride of Guernsey Parent/s of the Year award has found a new sponsor in DWA, Flooring and Window Blind Specialists.
The company, which has been in the flooring industry for nearly 60 years, is honoured to be a part of the annual event and proud to recognise the parents of the Bailiwick.
Managing director Penny Wilson felt it was important to highlight strong core family values and relationships.
‘Most parents do a wonderful job and don’t get the recognition they deserve for their efforts, but hopefully we can help make that happen for someone special who has gone that extra mile,’ she said.
‘Parents give up so much for their children to have the best – time, energy, money; they forfeit the luxuries of life, and some have to give up so much to avoid obstacles in life.’
Penny believed that parents were a ‘wonderful part of the Guernsey community’.
‘They make Guernsey the beautiful place it is and they do all they can for their children.
‘As a parent myself, we realise that children can be so rewarding but also one of the greatest challenges of life; and this is a wonderful opportunity for those children to give back to their parents – to simply say thank you for all that they do and for the support they give.’
This will be the first time DWA has sponsored a category in the Pride of Guernsey Awards.
‘During the course of this campaign, we are looking forward to hearing people’s stories and trying to pick a winner from them we feel will be a very difficult task. We look forward to meeting these people on the awards evening.’