Bearsden MSP praises charity after it scoops top award

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The Lenzie-based charity Deafblind Scotland has scooped a top award at a ceremony in Glasgow’s Marriott Hotel, honouring the work charities do across the country.

The organisation was named Disability Charity of the Year at the Charity Champion Awards earlier this month and was one of several accolades the charity was put forward for.

Ruth Dorman, chief executive, said: “We were absolutely delighted to be shortlisted in three categories and so very proud to be runners-up in Health Charity of the Year and Communities Charity of the Year. More so, we were ecstatic when we were the overall winners for the Disability Charity of the Year.”

Rona Mackay, the MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, added her praise for the charity.

Since her election, the SNP MSP has supported the charity, recently attending the soil-turning ceremony of the new centre the charity is constructing in Kirkintilloch.

She said: “Very well done to all of the members, volunteers and staff of Deafblind Scotland for being named Disabled Charity of the Year at the Charity Champion Awards. This dedicated and accomplished group really deserves the recognition.

“Since becoming an MSP, I have supported the great cause Deafblind Scotland works towards, and I wish them all the success in the future as they build a new future for the deafblind in Kirkintilloch.”