A delightful announcement is in order today, as Age Exchange has made the final shortlist of only 30 charities selected for the prestigious Guardian Charity of The Year Awards, from over 700 applicants nationwide. Naturally we’re thrilled that our volunteers, supporters, project workers and service users have been recognized as an outstanding force in delivering our objectives; to reduce isolation and loneliness in our communities.
The Guardian describes the purpose of the awards as “a unique platform to celebrate the success of small and medium-sized charities working to improve social wellbeing. For 24 years, we have showcased their work and given winners the backing and profile they need to move forward.” So whether you’ve experienced a reminiscence session in action, or have sat down with a cup of coffee in our centre, exercised in the Bakehouse or finished your homework in the library, you’ve enabled us to grow and flourish and to continue to make breakthroughs in the lives of many older people.
Judging takes place this month, with the final winners announced in at an awards lunch on 13 December at the Guardian’s London head office.
So please do peruse the Guardian’s Charity of The Year Award page – we’re at the very top!