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Ceremony recognises first Ellie Maxwell Award winners

Pauline Libsovar and Maisie Palmer were announced as winners of the award which recognises students who manage charities.

The students were presented with their award at a ceremony held in Old College on 17 September. The award will provide Pauline and Maisie with £500 of funding for their respective charities.

Pauline represents Colours Edinburgh, a platform that educates people on the challenges facing refugees across Scotland.

Maisie founded Mxogyny, a platform helping individuals who face hardship due to their gendered, non-gendered identity or sexuality.

Support for students who manage charities

The Ellie Maxwell award aims to encourage and support students who are developing innovative ideas and projects that will promote social change through a charitable project.

The award was launched in March at charity Firefly International’s 20th anniversary celebrations to continue the legacy of the Scottish Charity’s founder, Ellie Maxwell.

Ellie, who died from cancer ten years ago, launched the charity in 1999 while she was studying at the University of Edinburgh.

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Ellie Maxwell Award

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