Congratulations to MS Research Australia, Chief Executive
Officer Dr Matthew Miles, his predecessor Jeremy Wright and past and present
staff on being recognised as Charity of the Year in The Australian Charity
Dr Matthew Miles said, 'It is a great honour to be
awarded Charity of the Year. This award is a culmination of over ten years of
very hard work by many people. The support of people with MS, donors, state
based MS societies, allied organisations and corporate organisations has been
critical to this success'.
The Australian Charity Awards were introduced in
recognition of the dedication and achievements of non-profit organisations,
charitable funds and charitable institutions. As a partner program of The Australian
Business Awards, the Awards highlight charitable organisations that have
achieved outstanding results through initiatives that have significantly
benefited charitable causes.
Mr Simon McKeon AO, Patron, MS Research Australia and
2011 Australian of the Year said 'As the Founding Chairman and now Patron of MS
Research Australia, it's wonderful to see how the hard work of many people in
this impact-driven charity has achieved great outcomes for people with MS'.
The 2015 Australian Charity Awards program received a
significant number of nominations, with five organisations shortlisted and
recognised for Outstanding Achievement and MS Research Australia announced as
the overall winner for The Australian Charity of the Year.