Family support charity 3D Drumchapel has been shortlisted in the Scottish Charity Awards
The nomination is in recognition of work partnering with the community to develop a robust model of family engagement delivered within a locality. 3D offers a wide range of services including parent and child activities, issue-based workshops, parenting programmes, perinatal support programme, baby massage, mums nights, peer support groups, one-to-one support, outdoor play programme, home visits, support plans, dads’ work, children’s programmes, play initiatives, parent pathways programme and volunteer development. Our Baby Basics & Toddler Togs initiative redistributes children’s goods and clothes within the local community.
3D Drumchapel covers the Drumchapel, Yoker and Knightswood, areas with significantly reduced outcomes for education, health, wellbeing and employment. According to the most recent Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, these areas are among the 1% most deprived in Scotland.
Last year, 847 people from 375 families attended one of the many activities and classes at 3D Drumchapel, providing support families from pregnancy through to Primary 7. Our Baby Basics & Toddler Togs clothing & equipment bank helped 140 families, with 186 referrals for clothing, 81 for equipment and 22 for toys.
The shortlist includes 40 organisations and individuals working in the third sector across Scotland. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on June 14, hosted by Sally Magnusson at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
3D Drumchapel Project Manager Sharon Colvin said, “We are delighted 3D Drumchapel has been shortlisted as a finalist for the SCVO ‘Charity of the Year Award’. It is great to receive the recognition for all the hard work that goes in throughout the year. The 3D Team including the staff, board, volunteers are all amazing and it is their hard work, dedication and 100% commitment that makes 3D Drumchapel the incredible, thriving and innovative organisation that it is. Our families are an inspiration to us on a daily basis for the determination and resilience that they show. It is a joy to be part of the 3D Drumchapel Family and come to work every day and it is the icing on the cake for all involved to be shortlisted for this award.”
Carol Monaghan, MP for Glasgow North West and SNP Education spokesperson, said “I am delighted that 3D Drumchapel have been shortlisted in the Scottish Charity Awards. The work carried out by the team in Drumchapel, Yoker and Knightswood is absolutely invaluable to the local community. To be shortlisted for the SCVO Charity of the Year Award is testament to 3D Drumchapel’s achievements. I wish them continued success for the future.”
Bill Kidd, MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, said “I am delighted that 3D Drumchapel is receiving some extremely well deserved recognition for all the dedicated work that the team there carries out. 3D being shortlisted as a finalist for the Scottish Charity Awards is only a small recognition of the impact they have in Drumchapel and the wider Glasgow Anniesland community, their staff, volunteers and board really do set out to make a difference in so many ways and have become so successful at producing holistic partnerships in such a wide spectrum of areas that I’m sure they must be a top contender for actually picking up the award itself, I will certainly be rooting for them, as it would be a very fitting way to let all their contributors know exactly how much of a difference they really make in such a variety of ways. Well done and fingers crossed on the night”.
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