DEVON CAMPAIGNER WINS AWARD FOR TINSIDE LIDO CAMPAIGN
Oliver Colvile MP, Broadcaster Muriel Gray, and Dorcas Media’s Kevin Kelway at the House of Lords, SMK Awards.
Mr Kelway said: ‘Campaigning is about giving voice to many thousands, perhaps millions, of people whose views and needs are too often ignored by decision makers.”
- Sheila McKechnie was awarded an OBE in 1995, in recognition of her services to housing and homelessness and in 2001, became a Dame of the British Empire for her work on behalf of consumers. Sheila died of cancer in January 2004 at the age of 55.
- The Sheila McKechnie Foundation was set up a year later, in memory of the immense contribution she made to campaigning in the UK.
- SMK was established in 2005 to help develop a new generation of campaigners who are tackling the root causes of injustice. Set up in memory of Dame Sheila McKechnie, SMK is entirely dedicated to helping campaigners create positive and lasting social change.
- SMK runs programmes for individuals and groups providing support, advice and a place to share information on key areas of effective campaigning: from strategy, tactics, and targets to evaluating successful campaigns.
- Awards were given in the following categories:
- Health & Social Care
- Transport Campaigner
- People & Place – Local Campaigner
- Environmental Justice
- People’s Choice Award
- Social Justice
- Women\Girls Demanding Justice
- Economic Justice
- Campaigner of the Year
- Long term Achievement Award
- More information about the 2015 and the nine previous award ceremonies can be found: