Sarah Parish and James Murray were delighted to attend the Directory of Social Change – 12th Annual Social Change Awards evening on behalf of The Murray Parish Trust on Wednesday 22 January 2020.

The event, hosted by Lord Dannatt took place in the beautiful surroundings of the Choldmondley Room at the House of Lords.

They joined 200 guests from all over the sector who gathered to celebrate the passionate individuals and effective organisations committed to making a positive impact on society.

Sarah Parish said “We were so excited to have been nominated for an award let alone be chosen as finalists! We are honoured to receive the runners up award in the Everybody Benefits Long Term catergory and to have spent the evening with so many people who are making such a difference to the world”
James Murray added “Thank you DSC for such an inspirational evening. We’d like to thank our small but dedicated team at The Murray Parish Trust for all their hard work in achieving what we have so far”

Debra Allcock Tyler, CEO of DSC, said in her opening speech:“This event tonight is about recognising the huge achievements you all make towards creating a better society for all of us…

…It is our job to serve our beneficiaries to the best of our abilities in the way we deem best. And one of those ways has to be shouting truth to power. So don’t you dare stop ‘banging on’ about stuff because people are tired or bored of it. In our sector we don’t ever accept the unacceptable, give up the fight, or lose hope. We don’t say to someone struggling with an addiction or depression or loneliness or fear, ‘Yep, you’re right love, no point trying. Accept it and give up’. We say, ‘You can change it and we will help you!’”.

Congratulations to winners in our catergory Norfolk Community Law and to all the other winners on the night.

The Murray Parish Trust would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who voted for us and for your continued support. Special thanks to Karen Edgington for putting forward a fantastic application for the nomination.

Founded in 1974, the Directory of Social Change (DSC) is a national charity which supports an independent voluntary sector through campaigning, training, funding information and publications. DSC is the largest supplier of information and training to the voluntary sector, and its work helps tens of thousands of organisations every year achieve their aims. For more photos and details of all awards head over to the DSC Charity website HERE

This beautiful framed artwork we recieved was created by the award-winning cartoonist.Grizelda.



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