Healthy n Happy are shortlisted for award
Rutherglen and Cambuslang community development trust, Healthy n Happy, have been shortlisted for a prestigious UK-wide award.
The charity are in the running to pick up the ‘embracing opportunity and harnessing risk’ gong at the 2016 Charity Governance Awards.
They will be up against Family Action, who offer support to families suffering from poverty or isolation in England, and the Royal Free Charity, who work to improve patients experience in healthcare.
If they win, Healthy n Happy could also pick up a £ 5,000 unrestricted grant.
Executive director, Brendan Rooney, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted and considered in these national UK awards.
“It is recognition for all the hard work and endeavours of local residents who have led from the front and always gone the extra mile to grow and develop a local organisation that responds to local needs.
“The board of directors realised back in 2012 that it was necessary to become a community development trust in order to support the interests of communities and families throughout Cambuslang and Rutherglen.”
Healthy n Happy is one of just 18 charities from across Britain to have been shortlisted for an award.
They represent a wide range of subjects and areas, including marine conservation, youth work, disability services and heritage and culture.
A 14-strong judging panel will select a winner in each of the six categories. The winners will be announced at the official awards ceremony, with VIP guest speaker, the BBC broadcaster Edward Stourton, in London on May 12.
The awards are organised by the Clothworkers Company, which was set up over 500 years ago as a trade association but is now a registered charity and one of the UK’s largest grant-makers
Michael Howell, chair of the trusteeship committee at The Clothworkers’ Company, said: “Our aim in sponsoring these awards is to shine a bright light on great governance.
“What this reveals is that governance looks different wherever you look – there is no ‘one size fits all.”
In the running The work of Healthy n Happy staff has been recognised by the Charity Governance Awards