Brandon Trust scoops National Charity award
Friday 19 September 2014

Third Sector Excellence AwardBrandon Trust, which has its headquarters in Patchway, scooped the award for the Best Annual Report, beating competition from the British Heart Foundation and Alzheimer's Society.

The charity supports hundreds of people with learning disabilities in Bristol and across the South of England.

The Annual Report called “Mark’s Excellent Adventure” takes the form of a scrapbook, using photographs and objects such as bus tickets to showcase the work of the trust in different areas and illustrate the journey it has taken over the past year.

A supporting film animates Mark’s journey across England, and includes in-depth interviews with other people with learning disabilities.

The award judges felt that the report from Brandon Trust was the one that best communicated the mission, operations and achievements of the organisations which were shortlisted. Judge Reuben Turner, creative director of The Good Agency, says: "This was a genuinely different idea, relevant to the audience and executed with love and care."

Brandon Trust Chief Executive Lucy Hurst-Brown received the award and said: “This is fantastic news and it's great to receive this award in our anniversary year.  This unique annual report was written with the aim of being accessible to everyone and something people would want to read from cover to cover, whilst being able to learn about the positive work we do together with people with learning disabilities.”

Download the Annual Report.