Scottish Charity Awards: 2022 Finalists and Winners

16 June 2022

Congratulations to all volunteers celebrated and awarded at this year’s Scottish Charity Awards.

Scottish Charity Awards Winners2022 marked 16 years of SCVO's annual Scottish Charity Awards where the best of the voluntary sector are celebrated.

More than 40 inspirational individuals and organisations from voluntary sector organisations across the country were announced as this year’s finalists earlier this year. Award categories included ‘Campaign of the year’, ‘Community Action’, Digital Citizen’, ‘Volunteer of the Year’ (sponsored by Volunteer Scotland), plus more.

A celebration of the amazing finalists and announcement of winners was held on 15th June at Glasgow's Crowne Plaza hotel, hosted by Scottish broadcaster and writer, Sally Magnusson.

Alan Stevenson, Volunteer Scotland CEO was in attendance to present ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award to Nan Fotheringham, Coatbridge Citizens Advice Bureau Volunteer.

For the past 20 years, Nan Fotheringham has dedicated two days a week to supporting her community within her local CAB – even through the pandemic. Age is no barrier for Nan who, at 80 years old, continues to be a much-loved, valued and appreciated advisor to both her clients and team. Everyone at the Coatbridge CAB is delighted that she is being recognised for the fantastic work she does.

Nan said: “I’m delighted to accept this fantastic award and obviously surprised given the high calibre of finalists representing charities across Scotland. I accept it on behalf of my fellow volunteers in Coatbridge CAB and the CABx network. I love my volunteering role as it gives me as much satisfaction as I hope I give the clients that I support. Everyone knows Citizens Advice and thankfully use us when they need us, and I hope that this recognition benefits the network as well as Coatbridge CAB. Thank you for this fantastic experience and honour.”

Alan, CEO from Volunteer Scotland, who presented Nan with her award said, "What an honour to recognise Nan for her fantastic volunteering contributions over two decades. I know that Nan's advice will be especially valued by citizens in Coatbridge over the last two years. 

Nan was a worthy winner but in such a strong category this was not an easy decision. Very well done to all the other nominees for Volunteer of the Year and to the other winners and nominees in other categories."

Read more about all award winners here