Pres­ti­gious award for Healthy n Happy gang

Ma­jor fund­ing boost

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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

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