One Week to the Lloyds Charity Achievement Finals

On the 16th of July The Lloyds Bank Foundation announced that six charities from Northern Ireland were shortlisted for the UK Final of the Charity Achievement Awards. Foyle Search & Rescues Chairman Stephen Twells & Deputy Emergency Response Team Volunteer Paul Mc Laughlin will be travelling to London representing the Charity at the prestigious awards ceremony on 8th October 2015.
Stephen Twells Chairman said “ The aim of the awards is to showcase how local charities are working at the frontline of tackling disadvantage and bettering lives in their communities. To be the regional winner of the Outstanding Impact category is an achievement in itself and to now compete against charities from across England, Wales and the Channel Islands at the UK final awards ceremony in London is exhilarating.
We want to wish the other regional finalist traveling to London and to all the entries in the national finals the best of luck as all have made such a valuable contribution to society.”
The Charity Achievement Awards have been created to recognise the amazing, life changing work of small and medium sized charities. These UK-wide awards recognise the work of outstanding small and medium-sized charities, which have benefited from grants from the Lloyds Bank Foundations of Northern Ireland, England, Wales and the Channel Islands. Since the launch in 1985 the Foundations have distributed over £575m to charities in communities across the UK helping to tackle disadvantage,” said Lloyds Bank Foundation NI Executive Director Sandara Kelso-Robb.
“We had 129 entries for the six award categories and it was incredibly difficult to choose the winners. The sector has been facing massive funding cuts in recent years but these awards show how groups and individuals are rallying, ensuring that there is hope of a better future for their communities,” she added.

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