Shortlisted for North West Charity of the Year! We have been shortlisted for North West Charity of the Year at the North West Charity Awards 2019. CEO of Advocacy Focus, Justine Hodgkinson, says: “Being shortlisted for this prestigious award shows the tremendous effort and hard work from our team and amazing volunteers, we wouldn’t be where we are today without them. To win this award would be the perfect end to a successful awards season and a huge pat on the back to every member of our team that has helped support people accessing our service, to live the life they want to live.” Last year, our Operations Director, John Hutchison, won North-West Charity Director of the Year at the awards. The North West Charity Awards take place on 27th September at the Principal Hotel in Manchester.