MEMBER NEWS: MCR Pathways' Iain MacRitchie wins IoD Scotland Award - Third Sector

14 September 2020

MEMBER NEWS: MCR Pathways' Iain MacRitchie wins IoD Scotland Award - Third Sector

Iain MacRitchie, founder of MCR Pathways mentoring charity has won the SCVO Third Sector Director of the Year at the Institute of Directors Awards.  The awards ceremony was held online on Tuesday 8th of September and honoured the achievements of 19 outstanding leaders across a variety of sectors.  

MCR Pathways was founded in 2007 to address the inequalities faced by care experienced young people. The mentoring programme is based in schools and has reached young people in 12 areas across Scotland.  

Iain MacRitchie said of his win: “It is a huge honour and privilege for MCR Pathways to be recognised in this way and to highlight all the fantastic work that goes on across the third sector.

“I have had a career in overcoming challenges but none more important and more needed now than ensuring our young people are determined by their amazing talent and potential and never their circumstances.

“What our third sector does each and every day drives both social and economic benefit and is inspired and inspiring. It takes a depth of motivation, commitment and resilience - values that will help transform our country and make sure no one is left behind. I feel increasingly passionate and humbled by what our sector does and the incredible impact it makes.

“We will use the awards and do whatever we can to ensure the third sector gets all the recognition, resources and respect that it so richly deserves. And for MCR Pathways, we simply won’t stop until there is no difference in the education outcomes, job choices and life chances of our care experienced and most disadvantaged young people compared to any others."

Photo credit: The 2020 IOD Scotland Awards

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