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Fabulous three make Charity Today Finals

Strode Park Foundation has not one, not two, but three finalists in the nationally acclaimed Charity Today Awards 2020.

The charity has been delighted to hear that they have finalists in three different categories for this year’s award and is asking the public to come together (figuratively speaking) to vote for their finalists in the Twitter polls that will go live from Monday 13 July.

Strode Park is incredibly proud that its staff and volunteers have made it this far in the competition, and it would be lovely to see them win and be recognised for the hard work they do every day to help deliver vital care to children and adults with disabilities.

Due to lockdown restrictions the Charity Today Awards will be held virtually in order to keep everyone as safe as possible. Instead of the usual event there will be a public Twitter poll in order to decide the winner, with polls going live throughout July and August. You will be able to vote in these polls even if you do not have a Twitter account.

The finalists include:

  • Zoe Lee for ‘The James E. Smith Special Recognition Award’ (poll opens Monday 13 July). Zoe has worked at Strode Park since the summer of 1992, initially as a nurse at the Main House before becoming manager of the Day Service in 2003 and has been nominated because of her dedicated efforts in improving the lives of many young adults with disabilities and special needs, helping many achieve semi-independent lives. Zoe works tirelessly for disabled young people to reach the summit of their potential and live their lives as fully and meaningfully as possible.
  • The Coach House for, ‘Disability Impact Award’ (poll opens 3 August). The Coach House has been nominated because of its amazing work it does at providing care for young adults with disabilities and supporting a broad range of people with complex needs to achieve an independence suitable to them.
  • Rosemary Norris for ‘Volunteer of the year’ (poll opens 24 August). Rose is a volunteers for the Fundraising department and was nominated for her willingness to do any job no matter how time consuming with a big smile on her face and an infectious enthusiasm. She is the volunteer any Fundraising team needs and craves.

To avoid missing any of the polls follow Strode Park Foundation on social media. There will be reminders and links and you can find the poll on Twitter by finding the @CharityAwards account. If you do not have Twitter you can follow Strode Park on Facebook at where reminders and links will be provided.

Karen Jeal, Director of Fundraising and Communications, said, “It’s brilliant to see the people we know work incredibly hard to be recognised for their efforts. Zoe and Rose both add so much value and commitment to their teams and we don’t know what we would do without them. We’re also incredibly proud to be nominated for the disability impact award for The Coach House, we hope the public can get behind us now and vote.”

The Coach House
The Coach House - Nominated for the ‘Disability Impact Award’
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Zoe Lee - Nominated for the ‘The James E. Smith Special Recognition Award'
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Rose Norris - Nominated for the ‘Volunteer of the year’ award