St Nicks has been awarded the Duke of York’s 2018 Community Initiative Award and shortlisted for two national awards.
HRH The Duke of York presented the Award at a ceremony on the 3rd of April 2019, at the Catterick Army Barracks. St Nicks was represented at the ceremony by Patron Anneliese Emmans Dean, Chief Officer Tom Waring and volunteer Eithne Phillips.
Our Patron Anneliese Emmans Dean describes the experince: “It was inspiring to find ourselves amongst the cream of voluntary organisations from across the region engaged in a wide range of extremely worthwhile projects. To have St Nicks’ work recognised – by royalty – in such a forum, was a real fillip for me, and a great vote of confidence in all our staff and volunteers. Given the enthusiastic reception we received from those running this award, I’m looking forward to seeing what new doors might open to St Nicks as a result.”
St Nicks is also in the running for two other awards. Our Recycling Team has been shortlisted for 2019 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management for Collection Crew of the Year. Now in their sixteenth year the awards, which are organised by letsrecycle.com (see the shortlist by following this link), recognise innovation, dedication and success within the waste and recycling industries.
Finally, we are also on the shortlist for a Charity Governance Awards organised by the Clothworkers Company in partnership with New Philanthropy Capital to celebrate outstanding governance in charities both small and large. St Nicks has been shortlisted in the Improving Impact (4-25 paid staff) category for organisations that can demonstrate how the board has contributed towards the increase of the charity’s impact in relation to its cause, mission and values.
We will find out how successful we’ve been with those two shortlists in May.