Monday , 16 September 2019

Pride Glasgow shortlisted for two charity awards

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Pride Glasgow has been shortlisted in two categories in a new scheme to reward the work of Scottish charities.

Charity Champions was launched earlier this year and will be staging its award night at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu Hotel on December 3rd, hosted by Heart Scotland.

Thousands of votes were cast by the public across sixteen categories, including “Event of the year”, “Children’s charity of the year” and “Lifetime achievement award”.

Pride Glasgow has been shortlisted for both Charity of the Year (income under £250,000) and Diversity Charity of the Year.

Other shortlisted charities in the diversity charity category include Edinburgh based Gay Men’s Health, Glasgow City Mission for its work tackling disadvantage and poverty, HIV and Hepatitis C charity Waverley Care, and the Scottish Transgender Alliance.

The event, which is being supported by Scottish charity regulator OSCR, is expected to attract over 400 guests and will see the 16 trophies handed over after an intense voting and judging process.

David Robb, Chief Executive of OSCR, said: “We are delighted to be involved in recognising and celebrating the hard work of individuals and charities who contribute to a thriving community sector in Scotland.”

A committee – which includes representatives from Bruce Tait Associates, RBS, OSCR and Project Scotland – will decide the winner in each category from statements submitted by the charities, and from their own research into the work each has done in the last year. They will also be joined by former Sunday Herald editor Richard Walker, who is delighted to be involved.

Mr Walker said: “I’m delighted to have been asked to be part of the judging panel for the inaugural Charity Champions! Charities across Scotland do work that often goes un-noticed, and it’s great to have an event to not only highlight this work but also give all charities a platform to be recognised”.

“As a panellist I’ll be looking for charities that have gone above and beyond and looked outside the box in regards to fundraising! It’s becoming such a hard task to raise substantial funds these days and I personally am looking forward to finding out more about each of the finalists activities over the last 12 months.”

Full List of Finalists

Disability Charity of the Year
Capability Scotland
Enable Scotland
Scottish Spina Bifida Association (SSBA)
Whizz Kids

Children’s Charity of the Year
Aberlour Childcare Trust
Action for Children
Calum’s Cabin
CLIC Sargent
Clyde Cash for Kids
Perth Autism Support
The Teapot Trust

Adult Health Charity of the Year
Ayrshire Hospice
Beatson Cancer Charity
British Heart Foundation
Cancer Support Scotland
John Hartson Foundation
Macmillan Cancer
MND Scotland
MS Society Scotland
Rainbow Valley
St Andrews Hospice

Children’s Health Charity of the Year
Bobath Scotland
JDRF Scotland
Kidney Kids Scotland
Sick Kids Friends Foundation
The Teapot Trust
Whizz Kids

Community Charity of the Year
A & M Scotland
Age Scotland
Alzheimers Scotland
Autism Rocks Fife
Forth Cash for Kids
Homestart Aberdeen
Poppy Scotland
Princes Trust
Radio Tay Cash for Kids
Sands Lothian

Animal Charity of the Year
Dogs Trust
RSPB Scotland
Scottish Wildlife Trust
WWF Scotland

Diversity Charity of the Year
Gay Men’s Health
Glasgow City Mission
Pride Glasgow
Scottish Transgender Alliance
Waverley Care

International Charity of the Year
Marys Meals
Moni Malawi

Volunteer of the Year
Jenna Spiers, Calm’s Cabin
Taryn Ferry, Govanhill Youth Project
Isabel Sanchez, Perth Autism Support
Allan Price, SIMBA
Susan Simpson, SIMA
Sean Gilhoolie, Yorkhill

Event of the Year
Action for Children, Women of Influence Ladies Lunch
Calum’s Cabin, Calum’s Cabin Ladies Afternoon Tea
Cancer Research UK, Race for Life
John Hartson Foundation, John Hartson Foundation Birthday Ball
Macmillan Cancer, Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning
Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, Santa Dash
Princes Trust, Lunch with an Old Bag
STV Appeal, Pedal for Scotland
The Kiltwalk, Kiltwalk
Aberdeen Baker Hughes, 10K

Charity & Corporate Partnership
A & M Scotland, Laurie Ross Insurance
Age Scotland, Innocent Drinks
Alzheimer’s Scotland, Home Retails Group
Barnado’s, Aldi
British Heart Foundation, Tesco
CHAS, Campbell Drinks
Enable Scotland, Sainsburys Darnley
Marie Curie Scotland, Superdrug
Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, RBS
Stroke Association Scotland, Royal Mail

Charity of the Year (Income under £250,000)
Autism Rocks Fife
Govanhill Youth Project
Moni Malawi
Perth Autism Suport
Pride Glasgow
Rainbow valley
Sands Lothian
The Teapot Trust

Charity of the Year (Income over £250,000)
Aberlour Children’s Trust
Action for Children
CLIC Sargent
Marie Curie Scotland
Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice
Sick Kids Friends Foundation
St Andrews Hospice

Fundraising Team of the Year
Ayrshire Hospice
Calum’s Cabin
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
Children 1st
CLIC Sargent
Clyde Cash for Kids
Epilepsy Scotland
Sick Kids Foundation

Inspiration Award
A & M Scotland, Andy McLaren
Calum Spiers, Calum’s Cabin
John Hartson Foundation, John Hartson
SIMBA, Sara Fitzsimmons
Team Jak, Jak Trueman
Yorkhill, Jenny Cook

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Andrew is KaleidoScot's sports editor and photographer. An experienced blogger, Andrew was raised in the Hebrides and currently lives in Renfrewshire. Andrew became an active equality campaigner at the time of the Section 28 debate, and has particular interests in faith issues and promoting LGBTI equality in sport. Andrew was shortlisted for the Icon Award's 2015 Journalist of the Year.

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