Apex Scotland’s Aberdeen Unit is celebrating being named as a finalist in the 2015 Scottish Charity Awards for their partnership work with the Scottish Prison Service on a Family Videolink project to prisons across Scotland.
Organised by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the Awards celebrate the amazing work of charities, community groups and people across Scotland who dedicate themselves to making Scotland a better place to live.
Alan Staff, CEO for Apex Scotland, said:
“We are delighted that our virtual visits service in Aberdeen has been short-listed for a charity award, along with the Scottish Prison Service under the perfect partnership category. This innovative service allows children and families to keep in touch with family members who are in custody and helps to maintain a vital support link. Huge credit and a massive thank you must go to Apex staff for their caring and compassionate contribution to this service and the innovative vision of SPS.”
Martin Sime, Chief Executive, SCVO, said:
“All the finalists have shown that they go the extra mile to help others. So much of that work goes unseen and unheard, but the Scottish Charity Awards shines a light on it so we can all say a big thank you.”
All shortlisted entries will also compete for the People’s Choice Award which will be decided by the public. If you would like to see Apex Scotland win, go to www.scvo.org.uk/vote to cast your vote.
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on 4 June 2015.