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Making an impact!

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30 January 2001

MAKING AN IMPACT!

Newly merged GlaxoSmithKline has given more than 250 000 to community health charities throughout the country.

Ten awards are given to small and medium sized registered charities, from care centres for the elderly to gay awareness groups in Northern Ireland.
Other organisations include two set up to improve health for people in the sex industry, and two designed to help black people suffering mental health problems.

A further ten charities receive a cheque for 1000.The Impact Awards, now in their fourth year, are run in partnership with the King’s Fund, a leading independent health charity.

GSK’s Community Partnership Manager, Margaret Bailey, said: “GSK is committed to promoting health and well-being in the communities in which it operates. These awards are unique. The charities can spend the money on anything they choose.

“All the winners and the runners up have succeeded in making a real difference to the health of their community, often working from very modest resources. We want to reward their considerable achievements and recognise the importance of the work they do.”

The winners will receive their award in London on February 20th, 2001.

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For more information please contact:
Sue Wilkins or Peter Colegate at Prowse & Company on 01372 363386 or email sue@prowse.co.uk
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GlaxoSmithKline is dedicated to delivering innovative medicines and products that help millions of people around the world. The company is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.
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The King’s fund is an independent health care charity, set up in 1897, which works to improve the health of Londoners. Its key goals are to reduce the inequalities in health; to promote cultural diversity, to encourage joint working between professionals and organisations responsible for health and social care, and to involve the public in making decisions about health.

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