We were truly delighted to find out that ReTweed were short-listed in two categories, the Social Start-Up and the Environmental Initiative, at the Herald Society Awards 2017.

Contenders for the Herald’s annual Society Awards this year were as varied as ever – from schemes offering support for the elderly to mental health help for young care leavers, from recycling campaigns to digital inclusion schemes.

Many entries included inspiring individuals and innovative examples of teamwork it was a tough job for the judges to produce a shortlist for the Awards which are presented in association with Social Work Scotland.

The awards recognise those workers, teams and partnerships in Scotland’s third and public sectors, whose efforts often go unremarked. They aim to share new ideas, inspire and crucially give recognition to those working with dedication and imagination to make Scotland a better place.

Ian Welsh, Chief Executive, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) said, “These finalists highlight a range the inspirational people and organisations that play an integral part in Scottish society, the ALLIANCE are delighted to support the Health and Social Care Integration award.”

Professor Jennifer Davidson, The Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures, who are sponsoring the Education Initiative of the Year, said “We want Scotland to be the best place to grow up, especially for children facing adversity.
“These great finalists deliver exceptional activities that help build on the strengths of every child through their families and communities, and the awards reflect the excellent and truly inspiring work going on throughout Scotland to build a better future for everyone. A huge congratulation to all finalists!”

The 10th annual Herald Society Awards, also know as voluntary sector’s “Oscars”, are hosted by STV weatherman Sean Batty and presented at a gala dinner at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu hotel on November 1st.

The importance of acknowledging accomplishments in the public and voluntary sector has grown in every successive year. In the face of growing demand and cost pressures, and this year’s event was no exception.

Andy Sinclair, Head of Legacy at the Scottish Government added: “It is for sure a fantastic celebration of so many inspirational people and organisations doing phenomenal work across the country”

We at ReTweed feel very privileged to have been part of this year’s special awards ceremony evening and we were happy to celebrating with all the finalists and sponsors. We were delighted to be this year’s finalists and we will work hard again to deserve the nominations next year!

 

This blog post was written by Hazel Smith – ReTweed Founding Director