DC Thomson hosts The Broons Awards to celebrate Scotland’s Families


11th March 2016

DC Thomson hosts The Broons Awards to celebrate Scotland’s Families

The Broons Awards took place last night (Thursday 10th March) at The Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, hosted by Lorraine Kelly.

The evening celebrated families and individuals who share and demonstrate the same values as the Sunday Post newspaper, home of The Broons, – honesty, decency, integrity, fairness, warmth – and who go above and beyond to make a difference.

300 guests enjoyed dinner at The Grand Central Hotel before the awards ceremony began.  Eleven awards were presented on the night, with the ultimate accolade of The Broons Family of the Year going to the Trueman family.  The Trueman family were recognised with this special award following the triumphant campaign the late Jak Trueman undertook during his battle with cancer.  Jak raised an amazing £60,000 for leukaemia and lymphoma charities while fighting the disease, and raised awareness of his plight across Scotland.  The Trueman family have continued Jak’s legacy and accelerated fundraising to an incredible £180,000. 

The evening included entertainment from the Bay City Rollers, Dirty Harry and Clanadonia.  There was even a Surprise Surprise moment!  Winner of the Family Heroes Award, Andrew Robertson, was joined on stage by some of his long lost family after the Sunday Post tracked them down and invited them to the ceremony.

Editor of the Sunday Post, Richard Prest, said, “The Broons have featured in the Sunday Post every week since 1936 and The Broons Awards was a fitting tribute to Scotland’s best-loved family that makes every family smile.  We enjoyed a brilliant evening celebrating the courage and love shown by all sorts of families and individuals across the country – I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!”

Full details of all of the winners, their stories and photos from the event will be in this weekend’s Sunday Post.

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.

DC Thomson & Co Ltd is a private company and is one of the leading media organisations in the United Kingdom. The company publishes newspapers, magazines, comics and books. More recently, DC Thomson has expanded into the internet and digital developments including a major focus on genealogy.

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