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We're nominated for Charity of the Year!

Published on 08 January 2024 08:14 AM

The charity are also nominated for Outstanding Contribution to the Community, thanks to the work of their Information and Advice Team.

Age UK Plymouth have been nominated and shortlisted for two awards at the 2024 South West Business Awards. The awards ceremony, taking place in Swindon on 1st February honours businesses and charitable organisations from across the region.

Alec Jones-Hall, Director of South West Business and Community Awards said, “We are proud and excited to be celebrating outstanding achievement across the region and rewarding those who are making a huge impact throughout the South West. It is also a time for the business community to come together, not only to celebrate the accomplishments of those shortlisted and the deserving winners of each category, but also to mark the fact that we all continue to play a vital role in the success of our region and that its future achievements will be built on the foundations we lay today.”

The nominations come at the end of a busy year for the charity which has seen a dramatic shift in it’s calls to action over the past few years. By refocusing it’s strategy and prioritising on delivering to support the greatest needs of the community, Age UK Plymouth has seen an unprecedented period of growth recently and is becoming recognised in the city as one of the foremost pioneers of reactive innovation.

“Over the years the challenges have changed but the spirit of the charity’s values, to be trusted, compassionate and innovative have remained the same,” said David Wood, Age UK Plymouth CEO. “The escalating cost of living pressures and critical systemic crises within the NHS have had a devastating effect on over 50s, those living with dementia and their carers. These are unprecedented times and by responding dynamically to the largest issues affecting those we support we have taken the charity in new and challenging directions. We’re delighted to be recognised amongst our peers as an organisation recognising this and supporting our community effectively.”