Apex was represented by Helen Chamier-Tripp and Gayle Kaufmann at a national level recently when the Aberdeen unit’s Virtual Visits project was selected as a finalist in the Scottish Charity Awards 2015. This high profile event at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh saw us celebrating our Perfect Partnership with the Scottish Prison Service, along with another four hundred representatives of charities and sponsors.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon opened the proceedings with a speech thanking the Third Sector for all of our hard work and the importance that charities play in shaping government policy, before leaving us to our delicious three course meal and excited conversation.
After supper, Scottish presenter Kaye Adams introduced all of the finalists and announced the winners. Unfortunately Apex didn’t win in our category, but being a finalist out of hundreds of organisations has been an important acknowledgement to the dedication of the team in Aberdeen who give up evenings and weekends to support families using the Virtual Visits service.
A big thank you to the Scottish Prison Service and Apex Scotland for this amazing experience.
Pictured: Ian McGregor (SPS), Helen Chamier-Tripp (Apex Scotland), Kaye Adams, Rachel Dalton (SPS), Gayle Kaufmann (Apex Scotland)