We’re delighted to announce that our Sudden Death in Childhood Service (SUDIC) has made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector.
The Charity Awards is the sector’s most highly-regarded excellence recognition scheme. All 30 shortlisted charities this year have been judged by an independent panel of sector leaders as having demonstrated best practice in leadership and management, from which other organisations can learn.
Our pioneering SUDIC service is the first of its kind within a hospice in the UK and provides immediate and ongoing practical, emotional and therapeutic support to families whose child has died suddenly and unexpectedly.
Lis Meates, our Director of Service Delivery and Development, said:
“We’re delighted and honoured to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award in recognition of our unique support for traumatised families. Having access to professional and specialist bereavement support is vital for the long-term physical and mental wellbeing of these families, yet many who experience the sudden death of their child have to cope alone. We aim to fill that gap.
The Charity Awards, which announces its shortlist today (11 May), is the charity world’s longest-running, biggest and best-known awards ceremony. This year’s charities have been judged by an independent panel of charity leaders as having demonstrated outstanding best practice in leadership and management, from which other organisations can learn.
The ten category winners, plus the recipients of the Overall Award for Excellence and the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement, will be announced at a black-tie dinner on 16 June, held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.