On 6 January (Epiphany), the award ceremony for Riga Council’s campaign “Good Star in Riga 2012″ took place in the Small Guild. During the ceremony, awards were made to people and organisations that have voluntarily, in their free time, helped their fellow men by deed or word. Awards were presented by A. Ameriks, Riga’s Deputy Mayor; O.Veidiņa, Chairwoman of the Committee on Social Matters; E.Aldermane, Chairwoman of the Committee for Educational, Cultural and Sports, and I.Švekle, Director of Riga Council Welfare Department. In the nomination category “Support for Children”, the main award was presented to Anda Jansone, Head of the Children’s Palliative Care Society, for special empathy, providing medical and psychological care to severely ill children. When presented with the award, Dr. Anda Jansone thanked all who had supported her nomination for believing in and supporting her work.
At the end of 2009, the Society received a Letter of Gratitude from the Riga Council Welfare Department, thanking it for its qualitative co-operation throughout the years, and for the psychosocial, medical and spiritual support provided to children with untreatable conditions and to their families.
In the 2009 competition organised by the Ziedot.lv foundation, the Children’s Palliative Care Society received recognition as the best non-governmental organisation in 2008. According to the competition’s criteria, the title Best Non-Governmental Organisation of the Year, is awarded to a third sector organisation that has been the best in all of the following categories: fund raising, popularity, innovation, and input to the region’s development. In 2008, the Children’s Palliative Care Society, has raised 116 758 lats, run charity campaigns, published educational materials, organised seminars and training courses, as well as working with governmental and non-governmental organisations at both national and international level.