Contact the Elderly won the prestigious title of Best Older People's Project of the Year at The Herald Society Awards in Scotland on November 2, hosted by BBC presenter Janice Forsyth. We are absolutely delighted with this award considering the other worthwhile projects we were up against in our category.
There were over 200 projects initially nominated and the short-listed applicants were invited to attend the Gala Dinner and awards ceremony at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Glasgow. All of our staff in Scotland attended and we were absolutely thrilled and honoured to be announced as the winners of Best Older People’s Project of 2016!
The Herald Society Awards aim to 'celebrate the dedication, the imagination and more importantly the vital impact of some of the best work taking place in the public and voluntary sector.'
National recognition like this is invaluable to us in raising awareness of the work that we are doing all across Scotland, England and Wales, enabling us to support even more older, isolated people within our communities and neighbourhoods.
We were also honoured to hear that The Rt. Hon. Bruce Crawford MSP lodged a parliamentary motion to congratulate us on the award and to commend the staff and volunteers for all their work.
Without a doubt, this award is due to the hard work and dedication of all our wonderful volunteers. Without you we would not be able to provide this essential lifeline to almost 5,400 older people across England, Scotland and Wales.
To find out if Contact the Elderly is active in your area, see our map of locations here.