FORWARD is so pleased to be shortlisted under the Healthcare and Medical Research Category of the prestigious Charity Awards for our work ‘Educating students and staff on FGM’. The Charity Awards, which announced its shortlist on 11th May is the charity world’s most prestigious excellence recognition programme. 30 projects have scored highly against the ten Hallmarks of Excellence, as decided by the 10-strong judging panel of voluntary sector experts across a variety of fields.
The ten category winners, plus the recipients of the Overall Award for Excellence and the Outstanding Achievement Award, will be announced at a dinner on 18 June at the Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster, London. The black-tie evening will be hosted by world cup winning rugby star Will Greenwood, who will be joined by representatives of the shortlisted charities, alongside a ‘who’s who’ of charity leaders and celebrities from the worlds of theatre, television, music and sport.
Paul Farmer, Awards judge and chief executive of Mind, said that while the project operated in a “hugely sensitive and very challenging area”, it was operated “by the right people at the right time”.
Tania Mason, group editor at Civil Society Media which organises The Charity Awards, congratulated FORWARD on making the highly-coveted shortlist.
“We had an almost record number of entries this year – just four fewer than our all-time high in 2011 – and the standard was excellent, so Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development should be very proud to have made the shortlist,” she said.
“For 16 years The Charity Awards have been identifying and celebrating the fantastic work that UK charities do, and the rigorous judging process ensures that only the very best-run charities make it through.
“We wish Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development all the very best of luck on the night”