Award Winners 2008

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28 July 2008


Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

In December 1955 a seamstress in Montgomery Alabama was ordered to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. She refused. Through this simple act of protest, Rosa

Parks galvanised the civil rights movement and paved the way for the Supreme Court ruling, twelve months later, that banned segregation on public transport.

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation believes we can all change the world.

The Foundation is proud to announce the latest winners of the award who have secured an amazing opportunity to develop their campaigning skills for the forthcoming year. To find out more about the awards and the winners visit;

The Awards Page

If you would like to be involved in award winners’ support programme, please do contact us here at the Foundation.


Prime Minister Gordon Brown with the Foundation's incoming Chair, Lyndall Stein

Welcome Lyndall Stein

The Foundation welcomes Lyndall Stein, our incoming Chair, who introduced the 2008 award winners.

Lyndall is Executive Director of Concern UK, an international NGO, which works in 30 of the world’s poorest countries to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives. Concern works as both a fast response emergency agency and a facilitator of long-term development projects.

Prior to this Lyndall has worked in senior roles for a range of organisations working for social justice, including Action Aid, the African National Congress and the Terrence Higgins Trust.

We would also like to thank our Interim Chair - Lucy Musgrave, one of the Foundation’s founding Trustees, who has given us fantastic support and guidance over the last few months.

Best wishes

Claire McMaster

Claire McMaster
Chief Executive