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West Devon charity CEO wins national award

PUBLISHED: 14:04 04 October 2013 | UPDATED: 14:04 04 October 2013

Elanor Hoskin with her award

Elanor Hoskin with her award


The CEO of West Devon based children’s charity CHICKS has won the Third Sector Excellence award for Rising Chief Executive.

Elanor Hoskin, who has been CEO of the charity since 2011, won the award at a ceremony in London last week which recognises and celebrates achievement within the charitable sector.

Elanor, who has risen up through the sector to become CEO at the age of 37, was thrilled to win the award and said: “I would like to thank all the team here at CHICKS for their support and hard work over the last two years. I am delighted to have won the Third Sector Excellence award for Rising Chief Executive but I wouldn’t have managed it without my fantastic team.”

Elanor is passionate about the work of the charity and its activities supporting disadvantaged children; many more of whom are being pushed further into poverty due to the difficult economic climate. She works tirelessly to drive the organisation forward so that as many of these children as possible has the opportunity of new experiences and the chance of a childhood.

The introduction of a new performance management system making CHICKS a ‘great place to work’, as well as the new Christmas breaks for disadvantaged children who would otherwise miss out, impressed the judges.

Rowena Lewis, director of fundraising and supporter relations at Gingerbread, said: “Elanor impressed with her personal passion and drive for her charity’s work. She has also demonstrated versatility.”

CHICKS is a national children’s charity that provides free respite breaks for disadvantaged children from across the UK. To find out more about CHICKS visit


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