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GLH wins Charity Times Award

17/10/2013

England, UK . 16-17.10.2013. London . Charity Times Awards 2013.

Golden Lane Housing wins Charity Times Award for Social Investment Initiative of the Year. Last night Golden Lane Housing was awarded the Social Investment Initiative of the Year for our £10m charity bond launched in February this year.

Golden Lane Housing’s bond has enabled people with a learning disability to live independently in specially adapted homes in their community.

This momentous evening was celebrated with tenants Daymien and Stephen and their Mothers, Royal Society Mencap and Triodos Bank NV, all whom are involved or benefit directly from bond monies.

Daymien and Stephen joined Alastair Graham, director to collect the prestigious award. Following the acknowledgements over 700 people from hundreds of organisations heard how the bond monies are helping people with a learning disability to live the life they choose.

“We are very proud to receive the Social Investment Initiative Award for the bond. The monies raised has enabled us to make a real difference for people with a learning disability across the country, both now and in the future, and shown how charities can raise finance in difficult times. The impact on individuals, families and on the public purse continues to be measured and the findings will be available next year,” Alastair Graham, director of Golden Lane Housing.

We would like to thank the Charity Times Awards for this memorable evening and congratulate all the winners and nominees at the event.

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Official photograph from the Charity Times Awards

Pictured above (left to right) Professor Fergus Lyon, Associate Director, Third Sector Research Centre, Golden Lane Housing tenants Stephen McHale and Daymien Todd, Alastair Graham, director, Golden Lane Housing and Marcus Brigstocke.