A host of celebrities, from stage, screen and sports, headed to Birmingham on 6 June to show their support for the Women in Spinal Cord Injury Awards.
The Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, hosted the very first Women in Spinal Cord Injury awards ceremony, a brand new event launched this year by the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA).
The Women in Spinal Cord Injury awards is the first event of this kind for the spinal cord injured community and recognises the outstanding women who contribute to the treatment and care of spinal cord injured people across the UK, as well as celebrating the achievements of spinal cord injured people and law professionals.
The ceremony was hosted by Gary Lineker, who along with his wife Danielle, has been a long term supporter of SIA. Danielle has said of her involvement “It is because of the help that my family received from SIA, that I am committed to supporting Women in Spinal Cord Injury, and joined the committee for the event”
Three shortlisted nominees, for each award category, were joined the celebrities and event sponsors at a champagne reception and three course meal. All 16 awards winners were announced throughout the evening by SIA’s celebrity guests, such as Joe McGann, Josie Pearson and Anna Turney, throughout the evening.
Joe McGann said of the evening “It was truly a pleasure to attend such an inspirational evening”.
Women in Spinal Cord Injury Awards
Celebrating exceptional women involved in the treatment and care of SCI people, across the UK
The awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution women make to the lives of spinal cord injured people.
We are delighted to announce the list of winners for the 2013 Women in Spinal Cord Injury awards!
Excellence in Legal Care
Outstanding Woman – Armed Forces
Joint winners Kirsty Luard and Clare Williams
Outstanding Woman – Belfast SCIC
Outstanding Woman – Glasgow SCIC
Outstanding Woman – Middlesbrough SCIC
SIA Community Star
Outstanding Woman – Non – specialist Centre
Outstanding Woman – Oswestry SCIC
Outstanding Woman – Pinderfields SCIC
Outstanding Woman – Rookwood SCIC
Outstanding Woman – Salisbury SCIC
Outstanding Woman – Sheffield SCIC
Outstanding Woman – Southport SCIC
Outstanding Woman – Stanmore SCIC
Dr Angela Gall
Outstanding Woman – Stoke Mandeville SCIC
The Stephen Bradshaw award for Women in Spinal Cord Injury
About The Spinal Injuries Association
The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the leading national user-led charity for spinal cord injured (SCI) people. To find out more about the charity’s work, head to www.spinal.co.uk