Big Hearts shortlisted for 2 Scottish Charity Awards!
Big Hearts’ Trustee and General Manager are amongst the 44 finalists of Scotland’s 2019 Third Sector Awards.
The charity of Heart of Midlothian FC has been announced in 2 award categories: Terrific Trustee and Leading Light.
Voting is now open to support the finalists. Members of the public can have their say by voting in the People’s Choice Award before May 17.
Well done to all organisations and individuals shortlisted! Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 14 June.
Terrific Trustee – Pamela Scott
Pamela joined our Board of Trustees in late 2017 and her commitment made an outstanding impact on Big Hearts’ growth – leading to new partnerships and a diversified income. Going above and beyond, Pamela has brought colleagues, family and friends together to support those in need and even joined Big Hearts Supporters at the 24 miles Kiltwalk.
Pamela said: “Being a Big Hearts Trustee has been a fantastic experience so far. As a Trustee, I want to do everything I possibly can to help those in our local community who are having a tough time. Big Hearts has ambitious plans to reduce social isolation and I look forward to continuing doing my bit to make a positive difference.”
Leading Light – Craig Wilson
Craig initially joined Big Hearts as a volunteer and quickly demonstrated strong leadership skills that led him to become General Manager of the charity in less than five years. At 30 years old, Craig led Big Hearts to its most successful year to date with over 2,285 people engaged, 9 projects launched and 3 additional members of staff.
Craig commented: “As General Manager of Big Hearts I believe in the strength of our community in encouraging social change. We are now helping more families and individuals, who are at risk or suffering from social isolation, than ever before and I would like to thank our committed trustees, amazing staff and ever-growing community of Big Hearts supporters.”