Scottish Charity Awards 2019 finalists revealed

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3rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones 1 Comment

Representatives from the crème de la crème of Scotland’s charity sector are set to enjoy a glittering awards ceremony.

The finalists for this year’s Scottish Charity Awards have been revealed – with 44 organisations and individuals recognised.

The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on Friday 14 June at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Six organisations have been selected for the Charity of the Year category: Drake Music Scotland, Maggie's, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, the Scottish Cot Death Trust and Young Enterprise Scotland.

The British Heart Foundation’s Nation of Lifesavers and MND Scotland and Marie Curie Social Security in Scotland campaigns are amongst those recognised in the Cracking Campaigns category, and six organisations have been selected for Pioneering Project, including Deafblind Scotland and Unforgotten Forces.

Robin Barr (Music in Hospitals and Care Scotland), Eleanor Moffat (Breast Cancer Now & Breast Cancer Care), Laura Reid (Support in Mind Scotland) and Shona MacKenzie (Macmillan Cancer Support) will vie for the Charity Champion award.

Other awards which will be handed out on the night are Leading Light, Celebrating Communities, Terrific Trustee and Demonstrating Digital. Members of the public will also select the winner of the People’s Choice Award, with voting open until Friday 17 May.

Anna Fowlie, chief executive of SCVO, praised the standard of applications to the awards.

She said: “I am looking forward to this year’s Scottish Charity Awards – we have a staggering 44 finalists, which highlights the diverse variety of fantastic work that’s being going on in Scotland’s voluntary sector over the past 12 months.

“The awards are a great way of celebrating and recognising those working to better our communities, and as in previous years, the calibre of this year’s finalists highlights their creative and innovate approaches to finding solutions to support their communities during challenging times.  All of our finalists are so deserving and I would encourage people to support their favourite by voting in the People’s Choice Award.”

Last year, Blood Bikes Scotland scooped both Charity of the Year and the People’s Choice Award.

Scottish Charity Awards 2019 finalists

Charity of the Year

  • RZSS
  • Drake Music Scotland
  • Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA)
  • Scottish Cot Death Trust
  • Maggie's
  • Young Enterprise Scotland 

Cracking Campaign

  • British Heart Foundation Scotland - Nation of Lifesavers
  • Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) - Right Here, Right Now
  • Carr Gomm - Team Carr Gomm
  • Marie Curie and MND Scotland - Social Security in Scotland – a fair definition of ‘terminal illness’
  • Maggie's - Maggie's Penguin Parade
  • Mayfield and Easthouses Development Trust

    (MAEDT) - I’m Back Caring – Clean the River

  • Charity Champion
  • Music in Hospitals & Care Scotland - Robin Barr
  • Breast Cancer Now & Breast Cancer Care - Eleanor Moffat
  • Support in Mind Scotland - Laura Reid
  • Macmillan Cancer Support - Shona MacKenzie
Pioneering Project
    • Deafblind Scotland - Connect to Support Programme
    • Ecologia Youth Trust - Growing2gether
    • Intercultural Youth Scotland - Equality, equity and Justice!  
    • Give a Dog a Bone… and an animal a home - Companionship in the Community
    • The Unforgotten Forces consortium - Unforgotten Forces
    • Move On - Family Food Service
    Leading Light
      • Dundee International Women’s Centre - Fatima Ramzan
      • Royal Blind - Morag Francis
      • Mental Health Foundation - Toni Giugliano
      • Big Hearts Community Trust - Craig Wilson
      Celebrating Communities
        • Harlawhill Day Care Centre
        • Give a Dog a Bone… and an animal a home 
        • I Am Me Scotland
        • The Attic SCIO
        • The Super Power Agency
        • Bridgend Farmhouse
        Terrific Trustee
          • Who Cares? Scotland - Megan Sutherland
          • Scouts Scotland - Moray Macdonald
          • Blood Bikes Scotland - John Baxter
          • Seamab - Julian Reeves
          • Big Hearts Community Trust - Pamela Scott
          • Scottish Refugee Council - Liz Leonard
          Demonstrating Digital
            • Inclusive Skating
            • Alzheimer Scotland
            • Scottish Book Trust - Bookbug App
            • ENABLE Scotland 
            • Children’s University Scotland
            • Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

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