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Aberlour children’s charity scoops prestigious Award

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The Glasgow-based organisation won at the Third Sector Awards. 

Scottish children’s charity Aberlour has been awarded the prestigious UK Large Charity of the Year Award at the Third Sector Awards. 

At the glitzy event last week at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, the award was made to the charity or voluntary sector organisation that has had a truly exceptional year and whose recent achievements have attracted the admiration of the sector.

Last year was indeed an exceptional year for Aberlour as it realised its Being Brave strategy, with the cost-of-living emergency demanding brave responses for children, young people and families. 

The charity’s ability to hold government to account, support early intervention, as well as strengthening Aberlour as a charity, were all recognised. 

A key validation of their success was Aberlour’s Chief Executive, SallyAnn Kelly receiving an OBE for services to children and families.

Chair of Aberlour David Robb said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this award and for our work to be recognised by so many eminent judges and sector leaders. 

“The award is testament to the bravery of everyone at Aberlour who have worked so hard and gone the extra mile to help more children, young people and families in Scotland.”   

Other charities shortlisted for this award include Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, Blood Cancer UK, Locality and Onside.

Chief executive, SallyAnn Kelly OBE, said: “On behalf of everyone at Aberlour I am over the moon that we have won this prestigious award and would like to thank everyone who contributed and help make this happen.  

“We were up against some strong competition from other fantastic well respected and deserving organisations and we are so proud to receive this award.”