Katy is runner up at SMK Foundation Campaigning Awards

Congratulations to Katy Styles Campaigns Contact for East Kent Group of MNDA was recently honoured as runner up in the Health Category at the?Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) Campaigning Awards.? We know how Katy works campaigning for MNDA and feel the award is thoroughly deserved.

In Katy’s words:

It came as a great surprise to have been nominated for a Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) Campaigning Award in the Health Category for my campaigning for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.??

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation was set up in memory of Dame Sheila McKechnie. ?SMK is entirely dedicated to helping campaigners create positive and lasting social change.

On Thursday evening, we met with the other nominees for all sorts of campaigning categories to celebrate individuals who were striving to make the world a better place. It was inspiring to meet other campaigners and learn about their campaigns. Originally, we were meeting at the House of Lords but the meeting was rearranged to another venue. It seemed fitting to be celebrating the great good people do for one another on a difficult week for parliament.??

To find out I was a runner up for the Health category was the icing on the cake. Being with other campaigners who?understand how hard and difficult campaigning can be and being reminded that some campaigns take years was the encouragement we all needed. I even got to meet some of my own personal campaigning heroes.

Campaigning is all about being part of a team. In our MND Campaigns team we have incredible staff and volunteers. Together with members of the MND Association, their friends and family who all help by emailing, or posting campaign messages or speaking to councillors, MPs or healthcare professionals we campaign to make systems fairer for people living with MND and Kennedy?s Disease.? I hope they all see this nomination as recognition for us all.

Katy Styles March 2017

Download the full list SMK Foundation winners and runners up 2017 here


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