Fife Gingerbread has proved it is a hit with the locals - and all across the globe - after scooping the People’s Choice award at the Scottish Charity Awards.
The Leven-based Fife charity, which provides a variety of services to lone-parent families across Fife, came out on top of a public vote of all shortlisted finalists across six categories at the awards, which were held in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms last week.
A record breaking nearly 19,000 votes were cast in the category with people voting from as far afield as the Bahamas, Sri Lanka and Argentina.
Rhona Cunningham, manager of Fife Gingerbread, told guests at the annual awards ceremony and dinner organised by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) that the charity was overwhelmed by the support shown.
“We are absolutely blown away to have won this prestigious award,” she said.
“We are privileged to have a fantastic and dedicated team of support workers, volunteers, managers, office staff and board members.
“They allow us to provide vital early-intervention support for families in Fife, and thanks to our funders and partner organisations we are able to deliver the very best support possible.”
Shulah Allan, convener of SCVO, said: “All of this year’s finalists are remarkable examples of how Scotland has one of the most vibrant and innovative third sectors in the world.
“The awards are all about celebrating the endless energy that these people channel into making Scotland a better place to live.”
Also winning an award was The Kiltwalk, which took home Perfect Partnership 2014 with The Sunday Post.