We are thrilled to announce that Paintings in Hospitals has been shortlisted for the UK-wide Charity Today Awards.

Paintings in Hospitals is one of only four charities from across the entire country to have made the final shortlist for the Special Recognition Award.

The Special Recognition Award celebrates a person, group or charity that has worked on a project or cause for over fifteen years and achieved outstanding results from which people continue to benefit.

This shortlisting comes as we celebrate Paintings in Hospitals’ 60th anniversary in 2019, and just a few weeks after our Linear Meditations project was shortlisted for 'Art Installation of the Year' at the Design in Mental Health Awards

The Charity Today Awards celebrate excellence within the sector, awarding the work done by charities and individuals who continue to raise the bar by setting new standards each year.

UK Charity Week founder Lee Rayment, who heads the judges for the Charity Today Awards, said:

“We want to congratulate all of our finalists… It was incredibly difficult to narrow so many quality nominations down, but we took our time to carry out our due diligence on every single application and we’re satisfied that we have the strongest finals possible. This is set to be a very inspirational and humbling evening.”

Thomas Walshaw, Paintings in Hospitals' Communications & Development Manager said:

We’re overjoyed that Paintings in Hospitals has been shortlisted for the Charity Today Awards 2019. Paintings in Hospitals has worked tirelessly for 60 years, often behind the scenes, using world-class art to inspire better health and wellbeing for people across the UK. It is wonderful that, in our 60th anniversary year, the pioneering work of Paintings in Hospitals has the chance to be recognised with such a prestigious award.

You can follow the Charity Today Awards on Twitter via @CharityAwards or by using the hashtag #charitytodayawards. Winners will be announced at a celebratory event on Saturday 7th September at the Key Theatre, Peterborough.