We won the Cracking Campaign Award!

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We won the Cracking Campaign Award!

We did it! Last night Disabled Access Day won Cracking Campaign at the SCVO Scottish Charity Awards, and we couldn’t be happier! The spectacular event was also an incredibly moving one, and we are proud to have won an award alongside all of the finalists and winners celebrating in Edinburgh last night.

We were joined by Angela Constance MSP, the cabinet secretary for communities, social security and equalities, who at the start of the night gave an inspiring address recognising the work of charities across Scotland. The welcomes were followed by the gala dinner and then the most exciting part of the evening; the award ceremony!

Kaye Adams was our host for the evening, and the Cracking Campaign finalists were the first to be introduced. Our fellow finalists included See Me for their ‘The Power of ‘Are you Okay’’ campaign and Enable Scotland’s ‘Stop the Bus’ campaign, among other inspiring campaigns by LEAP and Shelter Scotland. When SGN, the award sponsor, announced Disabled Access Day as winners, cheers filled the room! Founder of Disabled Access Day, Paul Ralph, and Euan MacDonald took to the stage to receive the award and to share the spirit of Disabled Access Day once again last night.

Afterwards, we were thrilled to see MND campaigners Gordon Aikman and Lucy Lintott announced as joint Charity Champions for their work raising over £600,000 towards MND Research. Lucy then went on to win the People’s Choice Heart and Soul Award later that evening! It was a huge achievement for MND Scotland, and a moving moment at last night’s award ceremony.

Thank you to everyone who supported and got involved with Disabled Access Day this year, we can’t wait to see what 2017 brings!