People’s Choice Award – this award was decided by Public Vote
Winner: Project Semaphore
Project Semaphore is a Royal Naval Association initiative aimed at tackling social isolation in older veterans. Funded by the Aged Veterans Fund, it provides iPads to its members, to help them keep in touch with family, find friendship and connect with the world, in turn helping improve mental health and reduce poverty.
Sponsored by: Thales
Award presented by: Former British Intelligence Officer Ben Owen
Project Semaphore Project Manager, Sarah Clewes said: “We are delighted to have won, thank you so much to all those who Voted for us. This Award is recognition for all those who have given their time to volunteer, stepped outside their comfort zone to learn how to use an iPad and for the range of like-minded organisations and Charities who have helped us reach more veterans.”