St Giles Cymru were prize winners at the Learning and Work Institute’s Active Wales Awards. The Inspire! awards celebrates people who have overcome adversity and turned their lives around through education. The ceremony was hosted at St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff.
Karry-Anne Healey won the award for Life Change & Progression. She joined St Giles as a Peer Advisor in 2019 and now works in the Cardiff office as a Personal Wellbeing Coach. Karry-Anne is due to start a Law degree with the Open University.
It feels so special to have been nominated. I worked so hard on myself and as a Peer to get where I am now’.
Lael Heaney, Peer Advisor at CJ’s Queensferry, won the award for Active Wales Award and said,
This award means more than anybody could ever imagine and has completely overwhelmed me. St Giles has given me the opportunity to learn in a way I haven’t before, a way that has built my confidence not just through learning but in myself inside I finally get to stand here and say that this is me.
Leading social-justice charity St Giles works across Wales to help people overcome barriers and get the support they need to move forward with their lives.