A Doncaster based charity are celebrating after scooping a national award. The Children’s Sleep Charity based in Balby were announced as category winners by The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) in its second annual Small Charity Big Impact Awards. The charity supports families of children nationally and is commissioned by Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group to offer a sleep service to all families in the town.
There was tough competition, the FSI said it received over 350 entries from small charities across the UK. The awards categories are divided by income, with awards available for charities with an annual turnover of under £50,000 up to £1.5m. The winners were selected by an eight-strong judging panel, including Pauline Broomhead, chief executive of the FSI; Ben Carpenter, operations manager at Social Value UK and Graham Precey, trustee of the FSI.
Vicki Dawson, CEO and Founder of The Children’s Sleep Charity said, “I’m absolutely delighted that our work has attracted national recognition. We are proud of the impact that we make not only in Doncaster but across the country. The charity is also attracting attention now at an international level and one of our Sleep Practitioners is flying to Russia shortly to speak about our work.”
In a statement, the FSI said: “Those selected by the judging panel won their categories as they clearly showed how they measure their impact, use it to improve their services and share it to build trust.” Representatives from the charity will be attending a presentation ceremony in London next month to receive the award.
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