10 Sep 2015
Tania Mason is group editor at Civil Society Media.
She has been a journalist for 20-odd years and has specialised in the charity sector since 2003. Her experience has included stints on Third Sector, Marketing and PrintWeek magazines as well as agency work involving court reporting and occasional doorstepping of celebs for the tabloids. She started her career with five years on a daily newspaper in New Zealand before moving to London in 1993.
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Sharon Witherspoon, director of the Nuffield Foundation, has left the charity after 19 years following “recent discussions about strategic issues”.
A charity set up by JK Rowling ten years ago to close children’s institutions and orphanages in developing countries and resettle their young residents with their families or foster carers, has won the Overall Award at The Charity Awards 2015.
Cathy Phelan, wife of Charity Awards founder Daniel Phelan, paid tribute to him last night at the first Charity Awards ceremony since he passed away in February.
WaterAid chief executive Barbara Frost was honoured with the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement at last night’s Charity Awards.
Charity Finance was (and is) a truly proper read for anyone working in this industry. It was like Daniel himself - decent, informative, full of integrity and with a sprinkling of humour to lighten the load.
Barbara Frost, chief executive of WaterAid for the last ten years, was honoured with the first-ever eponymously named Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement, at The Charity Awards 2015. She spoke to Tania Mason about her career.
WaterAid has launched a new five-year global strategy in line with the anticipated UN Sustainable Development Goal of eradicating extreme poverty worldwide by 2030.
Honour-based violence, deforestation in the Amazon, and sexual exploitation of girls by London gangs are just three of the problems being successfully tackled by charities shortlisted in this year’s Charity Awards.
Sector reactions to the surprising election outcome of a majority Conservative government varied hugely this morning, from “an appalling result” to “we expect great things”.
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