DSC Influencer Award


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On 1st December 2011, Rod King, Founder of 20's Plenty for Us, was presented with an award in the Influencer category of its annual Social Change Awards. He is seen below being presented with the award by Dame Suzi Leather, the Chair of the Charity Commission.

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The winners of the Social Change Awards were announced at the fifth awards ceremony in London, to celebrate the work of passionate individuals and organisations committed to making a positive impact on society.

With over 600 impressive applications, the judges had a tough job short listing 3 nominees in each of the five award categories. Out of the 15 finalists, the winners were chosen by the public who cast over 4000 votes.

In her opening speech, Debra Allcock Tyler, Chief Executive of Directory of Social Change (DSC) said, ďAt the core of DSCís beliefs is the idea that a better society is built through voluntary action Ė and that is why the bulk of our work is aimed at informing, supporting and encouraging voluntary action and charitable activity. And this event tonight is about recognising the huge achievements you all make towards creating a better society for all of us. ď

Dame Suzi Leather, Chair of the Charity Commission presented each winner and runner-up with a unique piece of art by cartoonist Grizelda, portraying their organisation and its work.

In her speech, Dame Suzi Leathere paid tribute to charities, "This evening is a chance to celebrate another side of society. The one we donít hear about too often in the news. The one in which people, like you, agents for social change, collaborate to put your ideas for a better world into action. And itís a particular pleasure to see that dedication and passion recognised. "

The judges for Social Change Awards 2011 were George Monck (Chief Executive at CleanupUK), Beverley Costa (CEO and founder of Mother Tongue), Andy Garnett (Founder of The Garnett Foundation), Caroline Diehl (Chief Executive and Founder of Media Trust), Sue Billington (Director Programme Management of Propraxis Ltd) and Paul Farmer (Chief Executive Officer MIND).

Rod King said :-

"This is not only recognition of the influence which we are making at 20's Plenty for Us, but also the hard work by all our many thousands of campaigners around the country who are making the case for their communities to become better places to be."

       

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