halow project, a Surrey-based charity that supports young people with learning disabilities, is delighted to be named as a finalist in the prestigious The Family Network Recognition National Business Awards in the ‘Charity of the Year’ category.

halow project is a vibrant charity that works with more than 200 young people aged 16+ each year with a learning disability on their journey to independence. halow supports them to build relationships and socialise, to feel part of their community, to gain skills to find suitable employment, and the charity assists them with living independently.

The Family Network has more than ten branches in the UK and supports mums, dads, and families in business with free networking events and affordable workshops. They provide online and offline support and they do not charge membership fees, which means people can attend when they want. This is the 7th year they have hosted their National Business Awards to recognise their hard-working member families across the UK.

Rachelle Barnett, halow’s Head of Fundraising and Communications, said: “At halow project we are delighted to have our work with young people with learning difficulties recognised by our friends at The Family Network. We help these young adults to develop the confidence and skills to be a true part of their local community and that includes using businesses and services like those provided by TFN members. The world can be a challenging place for people with learning disabilities and we are glad to find such positive support for our cause at The Family Network.”

The award winners will be announced at a glittering awards night on 11 March at The Reigate Manor Hotel in Surrey. The Family Network will also be raising funds for Sofia – Pregnancy Loss Support in the run up to the event and with a raffle on the night. To find out more about halow project visit www.halowproject.org.uk.