The Calderdale Community Spirit Awards – An open letter to you from our Chair

We’re incredibly proud to have won the Calderdale Community Spirit Award for Best Marketing.

When Nick died from MND aged just 38 two years ago we were determined his legacy would live on.

For 18 months, we’ve tried to do justice to Nick’s memory, share how great he was and why we’re raising money in his name.

So to be recognised for that means a huge amount – especially in a room full of amazing organisations and inspirational individuals.

We really wish our charity didn’t have to exist, we wish Nick was still with us, but we hope he’d be proud of what we, in his name, have achieved with your support.

Thank you to Town Hall Dental for sponsoring the category, to the Community Foundation for Calderdale for organising the event and every single person who has helped #ForSmudger over the past two years.

I’m also incredibly proud that our Trustee Aimee Haggas was nominated for Volunteer of the Year. She didn’t win in the category but was highly commended for her efforts supporting the charity.

Aimee has gone above and beyond over the course of the past year to organise and run events that have made a significant difference to what we were able to achieve.

I’m really grateful for her support.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support of The Nick Smith Foundation.