Glasgow woman wins award for 'incredible' work with MS charity

Glasgow woman wins award for 'incredible' work with MS charity
Glasgow woman wins award for 'incredible' work with MS charity

A Glasgow woman has won an award for her volunteer work at a star-studded awards ceremony.

MS Society volunteer Charlotte Hecht, 34, earned the 'Informing’ Impact Award for her efforts supporting the charity since she was diagnosed with relapsing MS (multiple sclerosis) in 2018.

We previously reported that professional harpist Charlotte was nominated for her hard work, which included taking part in a national advert, playing the harp at events, a 100km cycle and organising a student concert.

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She has raised over £2000 for the MS Society.

Charlotte said: “In a lifetime’s diagnosis of uncertainty, I’ve managed to empower, uplift and inform those with and without MS.

"It means that my contribution to volunteering has had the positive impact that was intended and it is this sense of purpose that will no doubt continue to fuel all further participation in volunteering for as long as I physically can.

“I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the achievements of all the other nominees last night and chatting to them beforehand.

"What a fantastic bunch of people who all deserved recognition for the massive impact that they’ve had on people’s lives affected by MS.”

The virtual event was held on Wednesday and hosted by MS Society Ambassador and DJ Scott Mills.

Famous faces who also attended the event included Dragon Den’s Deborah Meaden, Paralympian Kadeena Cox and Chef Tom Kerridge.

Speaking at the ceremony, Scott, whose mum is living with MS, said: ”The dedication and generosity shown by all of tonight’s nominees and winners is nothing short of spectacular.

"I know first-hand how important community is for people living with MS and it’s been heart-warming to hear so many inspiring stories this evening.”

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Affecting over 130,000 people in the UK, MS damages nerves in the body and makes it harder to do everyday things such as walking, talking, eating and thinking.

Nick Moberly, Chief Executive at the MS Society, says: “MS is relentless, painful and disabling. All our MS Society volunteers do an incredible job of bringing the MS community together and providing vital support.

"Charlotte is truly deserving of this award and this is just a small way for us to show our appreciation for all the time and effort they put in to supporting people with MS.

“Thank you to our brilliant Ambassador Scott Mills for hosting the awards impeccably.

"We know that the nominees and winners were thrilled to see so many of our celebrity supporters take part in the ceremony.

"By shining a spotlight on the amazing contributions and the impact our volunteers have on people affected by MS, we hope we have inspired more people to get involved.”

To find out more about volunteering at the MS Society click here.