Support in Mind Scotland was extremely proud to be among the 40 finalists spread over eight categories at the Scottish Charity Awards 2018, with our ambassador Jenny Hastings on the short-list for Charity Champion of the year.

A glittering awards night and dinner was held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 14 June, and it was a humbling experience to be among so many inspirational finalists.

The charity champion prize went to worthy winner Fiona Shapcott of Kids Love Clothes, but as host Sally Magnusson quite rightly remarked all the finalists could consider themselves winners.

Jenny was short-listed after she courageously and selflessly shared her own personal story of living with mental health to raise awareness and help others. Together with her husband and fellow SiMS ambassador Scott, she has been a tremendous supporter of the charity. The pair – who were joined at the awards ceremony by their daughter Kerry-Anne – have also helped champion and grow our 100 Streets Challenge campaign.

Congratulations to SCVO for putting on such a marvellous occasion and to all the winners on the night,  who were:

  • Charity of the Year and the People’s Choice Award: Blood Bikes Scotland
  • Leading Light: Ewan Aitken, Cyrenians
  • Charity Champion: Fiona Shapcott, Kids Love Clothes
  • Cracking Campaign: PrEP for Scotland – HIV Scotland
  • Pioneering Project: Personal Safety Courses for the Blind & Visually Impaired – The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety
  • Celebrating Communities: Point & Sandwick Trust
  • Terrific Trustee: Robert Nolan, Deafblind Scotland
  • Demonstrating Digital: Marie Curie

To read more about the night, visit: http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/exclusive-winners-of-the-2018-scottish-charity-awards