Beit CURE Hospital Malawi Director Stuart Palmer was recognised for his valued service at the UK Charity Staff & Volunteers Awards 2013 presented by the Charity Staff Foundation.
The event, which was held in Central Hall Westminster London on Thursday 7th March, celebrates and recognises the outstanding achievement made by staff and volunteers in over twenty different charity roles.
Stuart, who has been leading his team at the Beit CURE hospital in Blantyre since 2005, won the ‘International Aid Courage Award’. The logistics of doing first-class surgery in Malawi are hugely challenging, with no fuel, vanishing resources, erratic power supplies and violent public disorder.
Regardless of these circumstances, Stuart ensures that 1,500 children with disabling conditions see their lives transformed each year thanks to a life-changing operation. He coordinates a National Clubfoot Programme, makes sure that 8,000 outpatients get their medical treatment and facilitates the training of Malawian medical practitioners in first-world medical skills.
Executive Director of CURE International UK, Hélène Frost who collected the award on Stuart’s behalf said: “Congratulations to Stuart, this is so well-deserved. We are thrilled that his contribution to the charity has been acknowledged – it’s a testament to his hard work and dedication.’’
David Wright of the Charity Staff Foundation said: “The Charity Staff & Volunteers Awards are our way of helping recognise those staff and volunteers who have shown great dedication and commitment to their charity. Last night’s ceremony was a huge success and congratulations to Stuart Palmer who is a fantastic representative of the charitable sector”.