Sir George wins Charity Champion Award
9 Dec 2009
Sir George speaking at the Awards Ceremony
Sir George speaking at the Awards Ceremony
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Sir George with his Charity Champion Award
Sir George with his Charity Champion Award
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The Annual DODS Charity Champion Awards, in association with the House Magazine and ePolitix.com, were held at Westminster.

Sir George went to the ceremony, having been shortlisted by the judges in the Older People's Champion Category.

Sir George had been nominated by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire. Fellow MP's voted on the shortlist and Sir George won the award.

This is the citation from the script relating to Sir George’s nomination.

“Sir George Young is the Shadow Leader of the House of Commons.
Nominated by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire, Sir George Young has been recognized for his tireless work in addressing issues facing local carers. Sir George has been praised for always talking openly to carers at events and via email. He is always willing to listen to the problems and issues carers face in their difficult role."

Speaking at the ceremony, Sir George said that it was taking place at an appropriate time. "I have just been listening to a debate on the future of Disabled Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance. Next Monday we are debating the Personal Care Bill and, last Friday, I attended Carers Rights Day in Andover. Issues concerning the elderly are moving fast up the political agenda"

Sir George advised all those in voluntary organisations to use the next six months to put forward their ideas for reform. "Politicians will be listening more than usual in the run up to an election - you are in a very strong bargaining position."
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