Kildare town's Sensational Kids wins €10k award

Organisation honoured at Dublin awards ceremony

Ewan Moran Burke


Ewan Moran Burke

Kildare town's Sensational Kids charity wins €10k award

Karen Leigh of Sensational Kids receives her award from Minister Finian McGrath and Roger Connor of sponsors GSK

Kildare town-based charity Sensational Kids has won €10,000 in the GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards. 

Sensational Kids provides family-centred therapy and educational services for children of all abilities in a state of the art occupational therapy centre on the outskirts of Kildare town.

They recently received this prestigious award during a ceremony at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin Castle.

Five award-winning charities received €10,000 each in unrestricted funding, as well as a video and photography package to promote their charities and services. 

The other four winners were: bereavement counsellors Anam Cara, the Traveller Counselling Service, pregnancy support organisation Nurture and the Dyslexia Association Of Ireland.

Roger Connor, president of Global Manufacturing & supply (GMS) at GSK said: "To really make an impact, charities need purpose with passion coupled with strong management and governance, which can be very challenging, particularly with tight resources. This year's winners show this is possible and we have been impressed, inspired and moved by our winners and the huge contribution they are making to Irish health".