Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Charity Awards 2015

We are delighted to announce the winners in our charity nominations for 2015. In previous years, recipients have traditionally been decided by votes from our staff, this year we requested our wider audience for nominations.

We have been thrilled with the response and we will be repeating this approach in future years.

The three successful nominations are outlined below, along with their sponsor’s reasons for choosing their charity:

Sands – Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity
nominated by Roy Andrews

“Due to a recent family event, I became aware of this charity. They do an amazing job at a very emotional time and continue support for as long as it is needed.”

Shooting Star Chase for Children 
nominated by Hilary Harris

“They do a brilliant job for children and young adults with life threatening illness. Looking after the families and helping in so many ways, with those going through a tough time in their lives.”

The One to One Project
 nominated by Mathew Plennox

“The One to One Project helped me at a time in my life when I was experiencing emotional difficulties due to a relationship splitting up and depression. They provided me with long term counseling so much so I wanted to get involved with the charity itself and make a difference to people’s lives. The charity provides free long term counseling with a BACP registered therapist for up to a year. Not everyone can afford private counseling so the service that the volunteer therapists provide is crucial to the local community. With NHS services only providing 6 1hr sessions and with private counseling not being affordable to everyone, it’s a service that provides a way out of the darkness.

For clients who may be suffering from agoraphobia or are rurally isolated, then The One to One Project provides a free mentoring service. The mentor will visit the clients home for an hour a week for a period of 6 months. The client and the mentor can work towards a goal for the client and this service has also proved to be equally valuable as not everyone can visit the centre.”

We will be contacting the successful sponsors to arrange how they would prefer their charities to receive their awards.

Nominations will open in December 2016 for this year’s awards.

Scattergoods Source: Charity Awards 2015

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