Supporting charities and good causes, and working with communities to bring them together to improve people’s quality of life, is a passion for Morningside, which is why we’re delighted to be Headline Sponsors of the Voluntary Action Leicestershire (VAL) Awards 2022.
The Awards celebrate the fantastic contribution volunteers, charities and community groups make in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, including the sectors’ truly amazing inspirational leaders, unsung heroes and those that have gone above and beyond over the last 18 months.
The event was hosted by VAL’s Kevin Allen-Khimani and broadcaster Rupal Rajani. Kevin said: “It was fantastic to see the calibre and number of nominations for the 2022 VAL Awards.
“The past two years have seen unprecedented pressure and stresses on our charity and voluntary sector here in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, so it was wonderful to come together again and celebrate their achievements and hard work.
“The only problem we found is that the Judges had a really tough job deciding on the winners in each category.”
Our Chairman Dr Nik Kotecha added: “Having a vibrant and inspirational charity and voluntary sector in our city and county is an essential component of a successful society – and precisely why Morningside Pharmaceuticals is proud to support.
“Tonight has been an incredible opportunity to allow us to, collectively, take a moment to reflect and recognise the inspiring people and organisations that work diligently behind the scenes to support our community.”
Morningside is a passionate supporter of the work of VAL, which has been an active part of the local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector for over half a century.
Originally formed as the Leicester Council for Social Services in 1965, VAL’s work has constantly evolved with the times, but always kept local people at its heart.
Today, VAL provides advice, support and training to charities and community groups across Leicester and Leicestershire. With around 2,400 registered charities and an estimated 3,800 grassroots community organisations across the city and county, they help charities to reach their potential and continue delivering vital services within local communities.
As well as being Headline Sponsors, Morningside was also proud to present the Overall Charity of the Year Award.
On behalf of the Morningside Team congratulations to all of the nominees on the night. In our eyes you’re all winners.
To find out more about Voluntary Action Leicestershire (VAL) visit here.