Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust receive an HTSI Award for ‘Reducing Vulnerability in the Community’
The Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust team were invited to attend the Highland Third Sector Awards at the Strathpeffer Pavilion on Friday 6th September 2019.
The glittering Hollywood themed ceremony is held every year to celebrate and recognise the valuable work of charities and volunteers across the Highlands and Islands.
Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust received the ‘Reducing Vulnerability in the Community’ Award.
David Watson, the Trust Manager said, “This award means a great deal to us because outwith our local area Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust is mostly known for our capital developments such as Falls of Shin, and The Business Barn in Ardgay. However, the Trust is perhaps less well known for delivering local social projects such as the ‘Community Food Stop’ and ‘Keep Active Together’ which focus not just on healthy eating and fitness – but also on inclusion and combatting loneliness of individuals within our community… These communal activities lead to a higher level of interaction and sense of belonging to a community which has a positive effect on people’s health and wellbeing. This is the lifeblood of the Trust, and we are very proud of these projects that serve our community. So we were delighted to accept this award on behalf of all the people who have worked on or volunteered for these projects over the years.”