Rona congratulates Deafblind Scotland on scooping top charity award

Rona congratulates Deafblind Scotland on scooping top charity award

A Lenzie-based charity has scooped a top prize at a third sector award ceremony in Glasgow.

Deafblind Scotland was named Disability Charity of the Year at the Charity Champion Awards on Thursday, October 6 in the Marriott Hotel. It was one of several accolades the charity was put forward for.

Ruth Dorman, chief executive of Deafblind Scotland, said: “We were absolutely delighted to be shortlisted in three categories and so very proud to be runners up in Health Charity of the Year and Communities Charity of the Year. More so, we were ecstatic when we were the overall winners for the Disability Charity of the Year.”

Rona Mackay, the MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, has heaped praise upon the charity. Since her election, the SNP MSP has supported the charity, recently attending the soil-turning ceremony of the new centre the charity is constructing in Kirkintilloch.

She said: “Very well done to all of the members, volunteers and staff of Deafblind Scotland. This dedicated and accomplished group really deserves this. Since becoming an MSP, I have supported the great cause Deafblind Scotland works towards, and I wish them all the success in the future as they build a new future for the deafblind in Kirkintilloch.”

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