Artlink Central shortlisted for Perfect Partner with NHS Forth Valley in national Scottish Charity Awards 2014
Artlink Central has been named as a finalist in the 2014 Scottish Charity Awards, for its ‘Perfect Partnership’ working with NHS Forth Valley.
Organised by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the Awards, which are free to enter, celebrate the crucial work of charities, community groups and individuals dedicated to making Scotland a better place to live.
Kevin Harrison, Director of Artlink Central, said:
“We are absolutely delighted that Artlink Central has been shortlisted for a Scottish Charity Award for the work we do in partnership with NHS Forth Valley. Our participatory arts projects in healthcare settings across the Forth Valley are impacting positively on people’s health and wellbeing and are made possible by this crucial partnership between Artlink Central and NHS Forth Valley. Together we are evolving the role of Arts within Healthcare.”
Martin Sime, Chief Executive, SCVO, said:
“Charity employees and volunteers go above and beyond the call of duty to make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable people right across Scotland on a daily basis.
“These awards are an important chance to acknowledge the impact these people make and how they help to make Scotland a better place to live for everyone.”
All shortlisted entries will also compete for the People’s Choice Award which will be decided by the public.
The full shortlist includes:
Charity of the year
Cassiltoun Housing Association
Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre
Scottish Wildlife Trust
Species Champions (Scottish Environment LINK)
Two Too Many (SAMH)
A Coalition for Continuing Care (Barnardo’s Scotland, Aberlour Childcare Trust, WhoCares? Scotland)
Help Us Be Spontaneous (ENABLE Scotland)
Quality Care. Everywhere. (Prostate Cancer UK)
Ok Skate - Skye Youth Space
Edinburgh and Lothian Prostate Cancer Support Group
Interest Link Borders
The Caravan Project
Karen Farquhar-Marr, Befriend A Child
Stuart Rose, MS Society
Gail McKeitch, NAS
Anne Houston, CHILDREN 1st
Peter McMahon, ENABLE Scotland
Sue Ryder / Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations
West Dunbartonshire LinkUp Consortium / West Dunbartonshire Community Health and Care Partnership
Artlink Central / NHS Forth Valley
The Junction, Young People, Health & Wellbeing / Port of Leith Housing Association
The Kiltwalk / Sunday Post
A sporting chance (one-off award supported by Glasgow 2014)
Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled (RDA)
Sports Driving Unlimited
The Spartans Community Football Academy (SCFA)
Down’s Syndrome Scotland
The Scottish Charity Awards are open to any voluntary organisation, charity, community group or individual charity volunteer or staff member. More information is available at the Scottish Charity Awards website
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on 5 June.
For more details, please contact Kevin Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01786 450971