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Third Sector Awards 2020

An incredible few nights where The Refugee & Migrant Centre (RMC) was up for awards in three categories. Volunteer Team of the Year, Partnership of the Year and Charity of the Year.

The awards

In the first online awards ceremony held by Third Sector Awards, the event was spread over two evenings, the 7th & 8th October 2020 with a range of awards to be won.

Over the two evenings, there were some big named charities and great campaigns celebrated with names like The Red Cross, Acorns Children’s Hospice, Clap for Carers & the 2.6 Challenge up for awards.

The RMC volunteer team were unfortunate not to win this year, but were proud finalists, showing the fantastic impact volunteers make within the organisation, and the huge difference they make to people.

Following this, RMC & partners Public Health, New Cross Hospital and Oxford Immunotec were Highly Commended as runners up. The Latent TB project the partnership work together on have helped many people unaware they even had Latent TB get treated before the condition “wakes up” and can be very harmful.

In the biggest moment of the night for RMC and the final award of the ceremony, we were delighted to be announced Charity of the Year! A huge honour considering the competition, with 3 other Refugee/Migrant charities in the running and several other big names.

A strong sector

A huge thank you to Third Sector Awards for recognising the hard work the RMC team put in, and the difference they make to peoples lives.

Along with this, it was fantastic to see a great representation from similar charities such as Refugee Action, The Red Cross, N.E.S.T and Migrateful. With 4 out of 8 of the Charity of the Year shortlist doing similar work, it shows the strength of the field and highlights the importance of the work we are all doing.

Charities have long been busy in the sector, fighting for people’s rights and to break down barriers for people. There is a great list with some examples of them, and how you can get involved on Refugee Week story

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