It is an honour to have been nominated and to have won a number of awards for Golddigger Trust's work over the years. Here are just a few of the more recent awards...
It was a complete honour to have been nominated and shorlisted for the 'Body Confidence Awards 2014', hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image and sponsored by Dove. Golddigger Trust came second in the 'Education in Schools and Colleges' Award, and Beth and Mandy attended the awards ceremony at the House Of Commons on 16th October, alongside fellow nominees including Gok Wan, ASOS, The Guardian and Paralypian Stef Ried, during the launch of Body Confidence Week by 'The Campaign For Body Confidence'. http://www.campaignforbodyconfidence.com/#!body-confidence-awards
Caroline Nokes MP, chair of the APPG on Body Image, said: “This year’s awards come at an exciting time for body confidence as we unveil a new national movement that aims for everyone in the UK to be body confident. As our shortlist shows, so many organisations are making headway in this space, but in order to truly make a difference we need to bring it all together and unite our expertise and knowledge. I would like to congratulate all our shortlisted nominees for contributing to such a complicated and personal issue, and wish them all the best for the evening.”
It was brilliant to be a finalist at the UK Sexual Health Awards 2015, nominated for our 'I'm The Girl I Want To Be' project. We were delighted to be nominated for "The Pamela Sheridan Award- recognising pioneering approaches to relationships, sex and wellbeing education" alongside some other great national projects. The UK Sexual Health Awards are hosted by 'Brook' and 'FPA', and recognise the work of professionals, educators, volunteers, young people, services, projects, programmes, campaingers, journalists, advertisers and scriptwriters- all who make a difference with their work in sexual health. https://www.brook.org.uk/uk-sexual-health-awards
As a charity 'motivated by the Christian faith', we were delighted to win the award for 'Most Innovative Youthwork' at the National Christian Youth Work Awards 2013. Beth and Mandy were able to attend the awards ceremony in London in November 2013 to collect the award, which was awarded for the groundbreaking work that Golddigger Trust have done with young people who have been, or are at risk of being, sexually exploited, and our unique self-esteem based approach at combatting and supporting victims of this horrendous crime. http://www.youthworkawards.co.uk/
We are particularly honoured to have been invited back in 2014 as Beth will be delivering the Keynote speech at the 2014 awards, honouring the excellent voluntary and professional youth work that is delivered across the UK by Christian based churches and organisations.