Organisation of the Year 2019

On Wednesday evening we attended Fife Voluntary Action’s Annual Awards Ceremony in Keavil House Hotel. The event celebrated outstanding contributions to volunteering and the voluntary sector in Fife by individual volunteers, organisations and community groups.

FASS received the Organisation of the Year Award for 2019. The citation highlighted FASS’ care for service users, support for volunteers, ability to innovate new projects and our recognition by the Scottish Parliament in December.

FASS Award Photo

Lisa Young, who joined FASS a couple of years ago, said: “Since I joined Fife Alcohol Support Service (FASS) as a Counselling Services Administrator I have found myself in a supportive and encouraging work environment where development opportunities are available and championed. Working at FASS has enabled me to help those affected by alcohol problems. Furthermore, I have been supported to pursue a counselling skills qualification and I am also very proud to be to a Volunteer Counsellor for this incredible organisation. I am delighted their history and quiet diligence within the community is being celebrated.”

Jim Bett, Service Manager, said; “In the past year, we have celebrated our 40-year anniversary, been recognised by the Scottish Parliament for excellence and tonight we are delighted to be awarded ‘Organisation of the Year’ by Fife Voluntary Action.

Jim concluded: We would not be able to provide our services whether that be the Alcohol Counselling Service, or ADAPT, or Curnie Clubs, without our funders, staff and especially our volunteers who work hard to support our clients in the Fife Community. This accolade is a testament to their support and efforts.”