Shortlist for Third Sector Awards 2018 announced

The winners will be announced at a celebration in London on 20 September

The Alzheimer’s Society, the Roy Castle Lung Foundation, the marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage and the Brazelton Centre UK, which works to promote the understanding of baby behaviour, have all been shortlisted in this year’s Third Sector Awards.

The awards, which recognise the achievements of charities, social enterprises and the companies that support them, comprise 23 categories, including Communications Campaign of the Year, Rising Chief Executive and the Small Charity, Big Achiever award, which recognises small organisations that have punched above their weight.

The literacy charity Beanstalk, the Brain Tumour Charity, Child Bereavement UK and Leap Confronting Conflict are all shortlisted in the Charity of the Year category.

The five shortlisted entries in the Charity Chief Executive category are: Chris Burghes of the Royal Free Charity, Ava Easton of the Encephalitis Society, Josh MacAlister of Frontline, which recruits outstanding individuals to be social workers, Alex Ramamurthy of the Care Workers Charity and Vinny Smith of the Meningitis Research Foundation.

A panel of 37 judges chaired by Deborah Alsina, chief executive of Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer, reduced the entries to the shortlist of 103. Alsina won the Charity Chief Executive award last year.

The news that they had been shortlisted, which was first announced on Twitter (#TSAwards, @TSEawards), prompted delighted reactions on the social media platform from some of those in the running for prizes. 

The winners will be announced at a celebration at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square on 20 September.

For the full list of shortlisted organisations, click here.

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