Doncaster charity wins social enterprise of the year

National, award-winning voluntary organisation, The Sleep Charity, has been awarded a top accolade at the Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber Awards.

By Barbara Craythorn
Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 5:00 pm
The Sleep Charity
The Sleep Charity

The charity was crowned the winner in the Social Enterprise of the Year category. The award recognised organisations who demonstrated an outstanding track record of delivery, growth and innovation.

Said Lisa Artis, Deputy CEO of The Sleep Charity, who accepted the award at the virtual ceremony on 27 th May: “We are delighted to have been awarded Social Enterprise of the Year and it is great recognition of the hard work of the team over the past 12 months during a difficult period. Well done to everyone who was shortlisted and it’s great to see so many people out there doing incredible work.”

The charity, set up in 2012, is based in Doncaster and provides evidence-based sleep information and support addressing an unmet need. A team of 20 world leading experts were recently recruited to a new advisory board to assure the quality of the information provided. Direct support is provided to families of youngsters with sleep issues through funded sleep services. The organisation was one of just two in South Yorkshire who were awarded the Queen’s Award for Volunteering last

year. In March 2020 the charity launched their ‘Wake Up To Sleep’ manifesto in the House of Commons, campaigning for support for those with sleep issues.

Judges’ comments: “There is clear evidence of strategic management and clear social value. I felt excited about this social enterprise.”