Prostate Scotland was awarded Health Charity of the Year at the Charity Champions Awards in Glasgow held at the Marriot Hotel in Glasgow on 2 November 2017. The Charity Champions Awards are organised by the Big Impact Charity and sponsored amongst others by OSCR the Scottish Charity regulator, RBS, Martin Aitken and BTA Associates. The awards recognise and celebrate the work being done by charities and individuals in Scotland’s third sector.

Robert Wilson Chairman of Prostate Scotland said: “We are very proud, delighted and humbled to have been awarded Health Charity of the year in the Charity Champions Awards. This award is a huge boost to us in our efforts to reach out to raise awareness of and improve provision and support for men with prostate cancer and disease in Scotland.  Prostate cancer is such an important issue affecting men in Scotland – with one in ten men at risk of it and with nearly one in two men likely to get prostate disease at some stage in their life.

In our work at Prostate Scotland we are inspired by the dignity of men with prostate cancer and disease, by the commitment of the doctors and nurses treating them and by the hugely encouraging increase in the number of men surviving prostate cancer. However there is more that needs to be done to raise awareness of prostate cancer in Scotland and this award is a real help in ensuring that prostate cancer and disease gets recognition.

I would like to thank all those who so kindly nominated us, my fellow trustees, the staff team and our wonderful supporters who have done so much to help the work of the charity. I dedicate this award to all the men across Scotland with prostate cancer and disease and their families who we are working to support”.

The photograph above features, from left to right, Adam Gaines, Director of Prostate Scotland; Robert Wilson, Chairperson of Prostate Scotland; Mae Bell, Information and Advice Coordinator at Prostate Scotland; and Prof Alan MacNeill, Consultant Urological Surgeon and member of the Board of Trustees.

On behalf of all at the Edinburgh and Lothian Prostate Cancer Support Group – congratulations to Prostate Scotland!