We are delighted to announce that Charlotte Murray is the winner of our Outstanding Adult Award at our National Kindness Awards!

Charlotte is a much-loved teaching assistant and leader of the Mighty Minds Club at Chulmleigh Primary School in Devon.

Charlotte is a very special person who provides a safe space and a listening ear for everybody in her school community. One of the teachers we spoke to said, “everyone needs a Charlotte in their school.”

Becca Jackson, who nominated Charlotte, said, “she just creates an environment where people feel cared for, and that’s so important for so many children, to just feel that someone is touching base with them today and has thought about them”.

Charlotte runs the Mighty Minds Club during playtimes and lunchtimes. It’s an opportunity for children to come and chat with her, sew with her, and create posters in a really caring environment. She also runs a craft club after school in her own time, to support children and give them more kindness. Charlotte also checks in with children and adults throughout the day, and always makes everyone feel special.

One student said, “I think she’s basically just amazing. She’s always there for you when you’re having a rough time, and even when you’re not she’s just being amazing!”

Her colleagues said, “she truly is one of the world’s undercover, quietest, but kindest people – we all adore her!”

Last week, we surprised Charlotte at a special assembly to present her with her award, and there were a lot of tears! Charlotte was selected by our amazing panel of judges, including Dr David Hamilton, kindness scientist and best-selling author, Donna Ashworth, best-selling author and poet, Dan Devonald, Director of Einstein Tax, Jennifer Pearson, BAME Nurse of the Year, and Miriam Coffie, Deputy Clinical Manager in the NHS.

The judges praised Charlotte for her unwavering dedication to supporting children, and for creatign an environment where every child feels worthy, valued, supported and cared for.

Judge Dan Devonald commented, “Charlotte’s dedication to fostering a supportive and nurturing environment for children, her unwavering kindness, and her commitment to making everyone feel valued and special are why I believe she truly deserves the Kindness Award.”

The award was proudly sponsored by Einstein Tax. You can find out more about the award winners here.