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VODA shortlisted for North East Charity of the Year

We are delighted to announce that VODA has been shortlisted for North East Charity of the Year at the North East Charity Awards 2020.

The Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the hard work and creative thinking by our local charities and individual fundraisers, whilst also highlighting the local businesses and employees who help to support the work of our charities. Go to reachplcevents.com/charity for more information about the awards.

Speaking of the nominations, VODA’s Chief Executive Robin Fry said: “We are honoured and humbled to have made the shortlist for North East Charity of the Year. It has been an extremely difficult year for charities and these awards are more important than ever to help recognise the achievements of the sector which has stepped up to help those most in need during the pandemic, despite facing many challenges along the way. Congratulations and good luck to all of the nominees. ”

Due to the current restrictions, the event will be held online on Thursday 3 December across social media – #NECharityAwards. You can follow it here: Twitter: @NECharityAwards  Facebook: @NECharityAwards Instagram: necharityawards LinkedIn: North East Charity Awards

Timings: A warm welcome from 6.45pm with the winners for each category being announced from 7pm over social media.

Full list of nominees:

OUTSTANDING CHARITY SUPPORT BY LARGE COMPANIES

  • JT Dove Ltd
  • Newcastle Building Society
  • Sofology

OUTSTANDING CHARITY SUPPORT BY SMALL TO MEDIUM-SIZED COMPANIES

  • Applebridge
  • Muckle LLP
  • SOS Group Ltd

CORPORATE CHARITY AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR                         

  • Sharon Brown – Morrisons West Denton
  • Dave Meldrum – Meldrum Construction

UNIQUELY NORTH EAST AWARD

  • Durham Wildlife Trust
  • Equal Arts
  • Foundation Futures

OUTSTANDING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AWARD

  • Media Savvy CIC
  • The Ouseburn Trust & Victoria Tunnel
  • Safer Communities

CHARITY LEADER OF THE YEAR

  • Paul Bott, SJOG
  • Bob Eldridge MBE, Newcastle Homeless Commission
  • Fareeha Usman, Being Woman Charity

CHARITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR          

  • Keith Farquharson
  • MD Mominul Hamid
  • Wayne Mundey

YOUNG CHARITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR          

  • Mia Morris
  • Oscar Slacke
  • Emelia-Paige Williams

SMALL CHARITY OF THE YEAR                   

  • Beach Access North East
  • Berwick’s Cancer Cars
  • Easington Lane Community Access Point

NORTH EAST CHARITY OF THE YEAR        

  • Bright Futures
  • If U Care Share Foundation
  • VODA