A GLASGOW-based charity has been awarded £5,000 from the Scottish Power Foundation Awards.

Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland, a charity specialising in helping children with the illness which stunts the development of the spine and creates fluid around the brain, won the Education Award at the awards ceremony.

£30,000 was handed out to winners and runners up at the ceremony, which saw groups across the country also pick up awards.

Deborah Roe, director of fundraising at Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland, said: “The ScottishPower Foundation has generously supported our education work since 2017 and we were delighted to be one of only three education projects in the UK to be funded in 2020.

“Spina bifida and hydrocephalus are low-incidence conditions; to have the support of the Foundation and the opportunity to highlight our projects and services to a much wider audience means so much.

"We are grateful to everyone at the Foundation for recognising our work with young people & schools with the education award. The past few months have been a tough time for everyone but this is wonderful news. Thank you!”

The charity also kicked up runner-up in the Charity Champion category for the work of Lucy Abbeels, 12, who has raised more than £6000 while using the charities services also. 

Lucy, who picked up a £2,500 award for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus as a runner-up, said: “I am so happy and excited to have been nominated for this award and pleased to be a finalist.”