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WRSAC wins prestigious national 'IMPACT' award 2012

GlaxoSmithKline and The King’s Fund recognise our ‘outstanding contribution to improving health’.
WRSAC has been selected to receive a prestigious IMPACT Award from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and The King’s Fund. The award acknowledges the impressive progress made by the charity since it was founded in 1996 and comes with funding of £35,000, plus extensive development and training opportunities.  

WRSAC competed with over 400 other charities and were assessed against the six areas of IMPACT: - 

Innovation; Management; Partnership; Achievement; Community Focus; Targeting Need

Judges' Comments

'WRSAC is an exemplary organisation providing life changing services in imaginative ways.  It has worked hard to ensure that better services and interventions are available for abused women.  It is working in a complex sector and has demonstrated that it can work effectively with multiple service providers.' 

The calibre of this award is reflected in the eminent judging panel. This year it included Sir Chris Kelly, Chair of The King’s Fund; Professor Steve Field, Chair of the NHS Future Forum and former Chair of the Royal College of GPs; Peter Wanless, Chief Executive of Big Lottery; Gilly Green, Head of UK Grants at Comic Relief; and Sir Christopher Gent, Chairman of GSK.

The IMPACT Awards highlight the crucial role charities play in meeting health needs, and promote innovation and good practice across the voluntary sector. With budgets under pressure, the awards provide a vital source of income, with over £4million in funding awarded during the past 15 years.

Maggie Parks, Chief Executive of WRSAC, said:

’Being an overall winner recognises the incredible work undertaken by the organisation and reflects our exceptionally high quality of service provision. Endemic levels of violence against women and girls is a major health issue and we applaud GSK and The King’s Fund for recognising this. We believe that this award will help us continue to make a significant difference in women’s lives in Cornwall and we would like to thank our staff, volunteers and trustees for all their hard work and creativity.’

For further information about the awards please go to  GSK IMPACT Award 2012


You might be interested to read the blog that accompanies this announcement.  It focuses on the key role of local health charities in improving health outcomes, and the challenges they are facing in the current commissioning environment. Some examples of winners have been used. There is an opportunity to comment on the blog if you wish - The King's Fund blogs normally receive a wide readership from the health sector. 

updated 22.06.2013