Just one week after delivering the biggest Grampian pride event so far, which saw record crowds of over 8,500 people celebrate with a parade on union street and at the pride village in Duthie park. Four Pillars SCIO, Aberdeen based LGBT+ support charity, Trustees, staff and volunteers got their glad rags on and travelled to Glasgow to attend the 2023 Proud Scotland awards.
The annual event celebrates the LGBT+ community by recognising the outstanding work and commitment of individuals and organisations within and supportive of the community. Now in its 5th year the awards honours and encourages all across Scotland who stand up for diversity, equality and inclusion.
Four Pillars were represented in two categories, The charity was in the final for the best charity/group initiative award and charity founder and C.E.O. Deejay Bullock was one of six finalists in the community champion category.
The team of trustees and staff who attended the awards were honoured and overjoyed when four pillars were announced as the winners of the award for charity/group initiatives.
Although due to the excitement and enthusiasm of the presenter of the category, the actual award was knocked off the podium and the sound of the smashing glass was heard around the room before the winner was announced, this did not dampen the joy of the four pillars team.
Thankfully a replacement award will be with us soon and we can’t wait to put it on display in our community hub at 33 Regent Quay Aberdeen.
“We could not have won this without the dedication support and commitment of our board, staff, volunteers and of course the many people who use our services, thank you everyone”
Deejay Bullock, Four Pillars CEO
For more information on the services Four pillars offer and on how you can support them see their website www.fourpillarsuk.org