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FST Members, Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre, in running for national charity award

Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre has been named as a finalist in the 2014 Scottish Charity Awards.

Organised by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the Awards, which are free to enter, celebrate the crucial work of charities, community groups and individuals dedicated to making Scotland a better place to live.

‘Toonspeak are delighted to be shortlisted for the 2014 Scottish Charity of the Year Awards,” says Amanda Liddle, Toonspeak’s General Manager. “The past year has seen our small staff team, Board and especially our Young Directors work hard to improve and expand our work in providing high quality, free theatre and arts activity to young people in Glasgow. Being recognised for this Award is a fantastic bonus.

We’ve had some inspirational success stories in 2013 with many of our young participants furthering their involvement in theatre and all gaining key skills and confidence. Toonspeak also implemented a new programme and evaluation system, secured new key funders and  launched a new website. Being shortlisted alongside all the other great charities is really good news all round.’

Martin Sime, Chief Executive, SCVO, said:

“Charity employees and volunteers go above and beyond the call of duty to make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable people right across Scotland on a daily basis. These awards are an important chance to acknowledge the impact these people make and how they help to make Scotland a better place to live for everyone.”

All shortlisted entries will also compete for the People’s Choice Award which will be decided by the public.

To see the full list of nominees and to cast your vote, visit SCVO’s website. To find out more about Toonspeak, visit: http://toonspeak.co.uk/

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