03 Oct 2011

Third Sector Awards puts on first class night

Third Sector ExcellenceLast Wednesday the Third Sector Excellence Awards 2011 honoured the work of the not-for-profit industry at a black-tie dinner that was attended by more than 500 guests.

Rev Richard Coles of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live programme, presented awards to a list of outstanding winners during the event, which was held at the London Lancaster Hotel.

Three charities scooped two awards each over the course of the night. This included homeless charity Thames Reach, which won the Communications Campaign category for its work to reduce the alcohol content of super-strength drinks as well as the Big Impact Award for its campaign to help destitute people from Eastern Europe to return home.

Meanwhile, Elephant Family won Innovation in Fundraising and Fundraising Event for its campaign to save the African elephant; and St Peter’s Hospice, which runs nearly 50 shops in the Bristol area, who won both Charity Trading and Social Enterprise.

The event, which is now in its seventh year, finished on a high with the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action’s (NAVCA) chief executive Kevin Curley receiving the prestigious Luke FitzHerbert Lifetime Achievement Award.

More information about the winners will appear on the Third Sector Excellence Awards website.

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