One Small Charity | One Great Award
Third Sector Award | Small Charity Big Achiever | Press Release | 20th September 2018
This week, Children for Health’s outstanding global impact was recognized at the Third Sector Awards when it won the Small Charity, Big Achiever category. Clare Hanbury, founder and CEO, was at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square, London on Thursday night (20 September) to pick up the award.
“I am honoured and humbled we won this award. I’m lucky to have spent much of my working life doing work that I love and it is more than I hoped for that our charity has received this recognition.”
The digital agency MCM Net chose to sponsor the Small Charity, Big Achiever category and the CEO, John McMahon and MD, Deon Kloppers attended the awards on 20th September where John presented the award to Children for Health. When asked why MCM Net decided to sponsor this award, Deon said, “We specifically chose this award because it resonates with our own beliefs; size really does not matter, if you believe in what you are doing and are passionate about helping, a small number of people can make a profound difference.”
About Children for Health
Children for Health is dedicated to the promotion of health education in developing countries, focused on developing children as agents of change and communicators of essential health messages in their families and communities.
In the past few years, Clare has travelled to Mozambique, Nigeria, India and Pakistan developing materials and conducting teacher training in both rural and urban locations. But her impact goes well beyond her teacher training courses:
- The Children for Health 100 are 10 health messages for children to learn and share in 10 health topics. Each one is created for 10-14 year olds to learn and share. These are designed to be delivered by mobile phone and are ubiquitous in the communities where Children for Health is active. These messages have just been made available in many other languages.
- In addition the charity produces posters, storybooks and a wealth of other learning tools that are freely available on the Children for Health website.
It is this reach and impact that the award recognised. Click on this short video from one of the judges on why we were chosen.
About the Third Sector Awards
Each year, the Third Sector Awards brings together senior charity professionals and industry partners. Throughout the course of the night, the outstanding work being carried out across the sector is recognised and celebrated with awards presented in a number of categories.
More about Clare Hanbury and her work with Children for Health