Meet Scotland’s new Charity Champion

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Judges found that she believes in the dignity and respect of those she supports

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14th June 2018 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

Scotland has a new Charity Champion – Fiona Shapcott, founder of Kids Love Clothes.

She received the accolade at the 2018 Scottish Charity Awards.

Judges found that she believes in the dignity and respect of those she supports and envisions that no child in Edinburgh and Lothians should want for appropriate clothing.

In 2009 she single-handedly set up Kids Love Clothes in a Ratho farm unit, and has since helped over 5,500 children through her team of 100 regular volunteers.

Fiona said: “Thank you so much for this award. It's such a surprise to even be nominated. When I first started Kids Love Clothes, I would never have thought that I'd be standing here a few years later. Kids Love Clothes is truly a team effort and so I'm delighted to be picking this up, it's also for the whole team too. Thank you very much!"

Charities and individuals across Scotland have been recognised for the life-changing difference they make at the 2018 Scottish Charity Awards, which took place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Organised annually by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the awards celebrate the amazing work that people within charities and community groups do every day, all over the country, to help those in need and raise awareness of important causes.

Andrew Burns, convener of SCVO, said: “A huge congratulations to our winners and all of this year’s finalists. Each of the 40 individuals and organisations shortlisted make a huge difference to the communities they work with, and I’m delighted that we have been able to bring the third sector together to both recognise and celebrate their achievements.

“We received over 13,000 votes for the People’s Choice Award so I would also like to thank all those who contributed to the evening by voting for their favourite charity. A wonderful night had by all.”