Last week, Yvonne, Amanda, Scarlett, and Hunter got dressed up and made their way to the BT tower. We had been nominated for a Community Impact award at AbilityNet’s Tech4Good Awards.
This was particularly exciting since it was our first award in the tech sector in England – most of our previous awards have come in the social care sector. We have previously won at the ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards and are very excited that the tech world started to take notice of the good work we are doing for children and young people.
It was very humbling to not only be invited to this event but also be nominated among such tough competition. All of the finalists are working to make the world a better place through technology.
Our day was about to get better, though. Mind Of My Own are the 2018 Community Impact Award Tech4Good Winner!
We know how well used our apps are. Every day we hear so many positive stories from our thousands of users. However, this was still a huge surprise! As you can imagine, we are delighted and humbled that the work we do for children in care is recognised.
You can read more information about the awards here, which includes this lovely quote by Mark Walker, host and organiser of the event and Abilitynet’s Head of Marketing and Communications:
“The Tech4Good Awards celebrate the winners’ success and share their stories to inspire others, whilst recognising all entrants’ hard work and creativity. Each winner has truly used their passion for digital technology to change the lives of other people. We now look forward to seeing how our winners and the other entrants progress in future as they go on to shape the world and help others using digital technology.”