Prestigious award for Healthy n Happy gang
Major funding boost
Healthy n Happy has collected a prestigious award for the work they do in the Rutherglen and Cambuslang community.
Representatives from the group were at the London Science Museum on May 18 to pick up the GSK Impact Award.
The charity was one of 10 winners on the night having been selected from a shortlist of 400 from across the UK
Healthy n Happy were given the award for providing opportunities such as volunteering, one-to-one support, health and wellbeing activities and initiatives like CamGlen Radio and Bike Town for local people to actively improve their lives.
As part of the award the charity received a much needed boost of £30,000 in funding, as well as support from The King’s Fund.
Brendan Rooney, executive director of Healthy n Happy, said: “We are thrilled to win this award and this is fourth award we have won in a year.
“It is a major achievement and great recognition for all the hard work of our staff and volunteers. Well done and a massive thanks to everyone involved.”
The charity now plans to host a party event to celebrate the achievement and to recognise the contribution and work of all staff, volunteers, local agencies, funders and stakeholders.
Lisa Weaks, head of third sector at The King’s Fund, said: “Healthy n Happy brings people together and supports them in taking control of their own health and wellbeing. Working in a community facing significant health challenges, it’s a dynamic and effective force for positive change.”
The Kings Fund has also produced a video detailing the work of Healthy n Happy which is available to view at www.kingsfund. org.uk/audio-video/2017-gskimpact-awards-healthy-n-happycommunity-development-trust
Prize guys Representatives from Healthy n Happy receive their award