Anna Whitty, ECT Charity’s CEO, has been recognised as Cause4’s ‘Charity Leader of the Month’ for August.
Cause4 is a social enterprise that partners with charitable organisations to help them develop, grow and raise funds. Every month, it releases a ‘Pick of the Month’ blog piece, highlighting social enterprise, charity and third sector leaders under four categories – including ‘Charity Leader of the Month’.
Anna joins an impressive list of individuals highlighted for August, including Jess Thompson, Founder of Migrateful, a social enterprise that empowers refugees through cookery classes; Roy Montague-Jones, a Trustee for an organisation supporting education in Mumbai called Muktangan UK Trust; and the Head of Business Development at Manchester’s People’s History Museum, Sarah Miguel.
The blog piece describes Anna’s passion for helping other community transport organisations prove their social value – and how that lead her to develop a pioneering toolkit to measure the value of community transport organisations last year.
It adds that in 2016, she was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours in recognition of her major contribution to community transport.
Also mentioned is the work of ECT Charity, and how it provides accessible and affordable community transport for people across the UK, many of whom struggle with mainstream transport.
Anna said: “Every day, community transport organisations work hard to enable lonely and isolated people to leave their homes. Often, it is the only chance passengers get to speak to anyone all week.
I’m delighted to have been chosen as Cause4’s Charity Leader of the Month – it’s another opportunity to highlight the essential role of community transport and the social value it creates.”
Read the full blog piece here.