Top award for work on behalf of terminally ill patients

In its 90th year Voluntary Action Sheffield hosts the  VAS Make a Difference 2016 Awards Evening at the Cutlers Hall Sheffield on Thursday 24th November

  24 November 2016
  Copyright Paul David Drabble
  www.pauldaviddrabble.photoshelter.com

In its 90th year Voluntary Action Sheffield hosts the VAS Make a Difference 2016 Awards Evening at the Cutlers Hall Sheffield on Thursday 24th November 24 November 2016 Copyright Paul David Drabble www.pauldaviddrabble.photoshelter.com

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Citizens Advice Sheffield has won a major city award for its campaigning work on behalf of terminally ill patients.

The organisation won an Excellence in Campaigning Award at the Make a Difference Sheffield Awards at the Cutlers’ Hall for helping to change the law on payments to those who are terminally ill.

Head of service delivery and campaigns at Citizens Advice Sheffield, Frances Potter, said: “This has come from Sheffield but it is having a national impact – we’ve been told about 4,000 people are going to benefit from this.”

She added: “It’s great to be recognised for the impact of our campaign work. This is a side of our work many people aren’t aware of.”

Citizens Advice Sheffield was just one of the local volunteer and community organisations honoured for their work.

Others included Handmade Cinema, winner of the Most Innovative Organisation, Cavendish Cancer Care for Excellence in Supporting Health & Wellbeing, Buzz for Excellence in Community Engagement (Kindly sponsored by hlw Keeble Hawson) and Sheffield Volunteer Libraries for Outstanding Achievement in Involving and Supporting Volunteers.

Others included Sheffield Environment Weeks, who won the Small Group – Big Impact award, Sheffield Alcohol Support Service – Peer Mentor Scheme for Excellence in Partnership Working, Upscribe for Outstanding Achievement of Student-Led Project, a Special Judges Award to Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity to recognise The Herd of Sheffield and Sheffield Young Carers for Achievement in Supporting Young People.