Nottingham based charity SkillForce is thrilled to receive the news that they have been nominated in the East Midlands Charity Awards 2019 in not just one category, but three; Charity of the Year, Charity Director of the Year and Fundraising Team of the Year.
SkillForce is based in Edwinstowe, Mansfield but delivers the Prince William Award across the whole of the country currently in over 250 schools and over 10000 young people. The award is open to children between 6-14 years from any level and ability, it is designed to explore and develop character and resilience in children and young people, helping them to face life’s challenges and embrace opportunities.
Prince William is Royal Patron of the charity and this is the only award scheme of its kind in his name. The charity is on a mission to ‘inspire a generation of self-believers’ and hopes, in time, to give every child in the country the opportunity to complete the award.
Ben Rossi head of fundraising “It’s fabulous our efforts have been recognised in this way. We are privileged to be in a position where our work helps to transform the lives of young people every day. We take our inspiration from the children we help and the Prince William Award instructors who are amazing role models for young people.”
Ben Slade CEO, “Three nominations for the charity is terrific news and I am absolutely thrilled that we are being considered in these three separate categories.
I am of course further delighted to be nominated in the Director of the Year category. Charities face an uphill climb and this is particularly so at present but I hope these award nominations will help put our character and resilience education in the spotlight, particularly in the east Midlands where the prestigious Prince William Award was born!”
The awards will be held in Nottingham at the Crowne Plaza on Thursday the 27th June 2019