Watford children’s entertainer in the running to win national award in ‘Parenting Oscars’
A LOCAL children’s entertainer is celebrating after clinching a place in the regional final to find the UK’s top children’s party entertainer.
Auntie Julie, also known as Julie Carpenter beat off rivals from hundreds of other local businesses for a place in the competition run by Britain’s largest parenting site Netmums.com.
Julie Carpenter, mother of three, set up the company in 1999 and entertains at children’s parties all over the county.
But she must now battle it out to be crowned the overall Eastern area winner.
Voting has just opening in the poll on Netmums.com, with more than a million parents and child carers who are members of the site eligible to take part.
Delighted Julie said: “I am a small local business so to be in with a chance to win a top national award is fantastic. I work hard to provide the best memories for children at their parties, so I’d like to ask all the local mums and dads to get behind me, vote for me and make Auntie Julie the Eastern area winner!”
The national Netmums awards have been dubbed the ‘Parenting Oscars’. They were set up to recognise the best firms in the growing children’s party market, which is now worth a whopping £750 million a year in the UK.
Categories include favourite Party Entertainers, Party Suppliers and Venues – with winners in each category being crowned the best in each region.
Voting closes on August 23 when the overall winner will be crowned the region’s best children’s party business. To vote simply click on the ‘Vote’ button on the Netmums Party Awards section. Each person voting is also entered into a draw to win £250 worth of Smyths Toy Store vouchers.
Awards coordinator Nicky said: “The competition is very close with some fantastic local businesses in the running to win. It shows the lengths local parents are willing to go to, to give their kids a great party.”
For more information on Auntie Julie’s parties, please contact Julie on 07880 741 920 or see her website www.auntiejulie.com