Applications to the Charity Awards 2013, sponsored by CAF, are now closed and the shortlist has been announced ahead of the winner's presentation gala on 13 June.
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The HALO Trust was recognised as the overall winner of the 2012 Charity Awards for an awe-inspiring landmine clearance campaign in Sri Lanka which has enabled 190,000 people to return safely to their homes.
By the end of 2011, HALO had cleared just over two million square metres of minefield, more in one year than had been cleared between 2002 and 2009.
The HALO Trust’s chief executive Guy Willoughby accepted the award, sponsored by CAF, on behalf of the charity in front of an appreciative audience of more than 700 voluntary sector leaders, parliamentarians and celebrities at a dazzling gala event at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane.
He said: “We’ve been clearing landmines for nearly 25 years - what we really hope is that we never get to our 50th. We must finish the job.
“This award is a big thank you for the 8,000 people out there working their butts off to clear landmines every day. Thank you.”