Thrive campaigner wins a major award!

A community organiser at our Thrive project has won an award for being an inspirational campaigner.

Kath Carter received a Sheila McKechnie Campaigner Award for her work challenging high-cost lenders, as part of our 'Rip-off TV' campaign.

Kath Carter receives SMK awardKath was presented with her award at a ceremony hosted by Channel 4 newscaster Jon Snow, on 13 September 2011 at St Martin-in-the-Fields off Trafalgar Square in London. The award was presented by 105-year-old peace campaigner and former suffragette Hetty Bower.

Kath said at the ceremony: “It’s a real privilege to win this prestigious campaigning award. It makes my work at Thrive more worthwhile. High-interest lenders beware as I am once again inspired by this award to carry on and fight the poverty premium”.

The awards recognise the outstanding contribution that a new generation of campaigners are making towards achieving social, environmental and economic justice both in the UK and abroad.

Thrive has now received two awards for this powerful campaign!

 

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