Jean's Bothy

Jean’s Bothy was named Community Project of The Year

Jean’s Bothy, a project within ENABLE Scotland, beat off stiff competition to win the Community Project of the Year at a star-studded ceremony recently held at the Doubletree Hilton, Glasgow.

The annual awards, organised by the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, celebrates great Scots who have achieved extraordinary achievements. Jean’s Bothy was named Community Project of The Year with the judges describing them as a great example of a group that rose to the challenges of the pandemic.

 

Katrina Sayer, Development Manager said:

“It was a brilliant night and we are incredibly proud of our members. To attend such a high-profile event and get up on the stage in front of 300 people is daunting and a true example of overcoming struggles and pushing those comfort zones.”

 

Janet Wilson, one of Jean’s Bothy’s’ member, added:

“We are absolutely thrilled to have won the Community Project of the Year at the Scotland’s Champions Awards. It was an incredibly emotional moment for us, a massive achievement, and an honour to be surrounded by so many inspirational and caring people who dedicate themselves to helping others. It was a very humbling experience.”

 

The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland Chair Kate Still, said:

“A huge congratulations to Jean’s Bothy to be named Community Project of The Year.

“National Lottery funding is there to help tackle issues that truly matter to people and communities. They know best what’s needed to make a difference and improve their lives. Jean’s Bothy is a great example of a group which rose to the challenges of the pandemic by listening to the needs of local people and keeping them connected when they couldn’t physically come together.

“With the last year impacting on peoples’ mental health, Jean’s Bothy has provided a place of solace and connections allowing people to meet others through friendship, events, activities and volunteering.”

 

The ceremony in Glasgow was hosted by Jackie Bird and Des Clarke with musician Midge Ure, winning the lifetime achievement award.

Congratulations to Jean’s Bothy from #TeamENABLE.

 

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