Fife Gingerbread in running for national award

Fife Gingerbread staff with their "vote for us" T-shirts
Fife Gingerbread staff with their "vote for us" T-shirts

Fife Gingerbread has been shortlisted for SCVO’s Charity of the Year Award for the second year in a row.

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

The charity, which helps single parent families, is also battling for the People’s Choice Award, a category decided by a public vote.

It is the only Fife organisation in the running and will be up against major national charities, so staff are appealing to the people of Fife to vote for Fife Gingerbread at! by May 9.

Rhona Cunningham, manager, said: “Being shortlisted for the second year is absolutely fantabulous!

“It’s truly an honour to be considered for an award of this magnitude, and we’re over the moon to once again fly the flag for small, grass roots organisations. We want everyone to vote for us.”

Martin Sime, chief executive of SCVO, said: “Charity employees and volunteers go above and beyond the call of duty to make a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable people in Scotland on a daily basis.”

The awards take place on June 5 at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms.