Cancer Council Tasmania’s community work was honoured at the Telstra Tasmanian Business Awards on Thursday night with the organisation scooping the Social Change Makers Award.
In the judges comments, the organisation’s range of support services were acknowledged.
It provides 5000 occasions of support and transport to 250 people for 3600 treatment appointments.
As well as this, the community-funded organisation invests in cancer research and publishes cancer prevention education to minimise risk.
Nominations are open throughout the year and can be made by visiting www.telstrabusinessawards.com.
The top business award went to Scoot Boots which produces a light-weight hoof boot for horses which is easy to fit. The company was co-founded by Dave McDonald who has been a horse trainer for 30 years.
“We want to inspire, educate and advocate for a barefoot natural approach for horses around the globe, changing 1500 years of tradition,” he said.
“Our Scoot Boots allow horses to virtually go barefoot, an option that is much suitable to their overall health.”
Scoot Boots, which started operation in 2015, delivers its product to more than 400 retailers worldwide.
Former athelete Hanny Allston won the Small and Succeeding Award for company Find Your Feet which provides retail, educational and tour services for outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts
All Tasmanian winners will be finalists in the Telstra Australian Business Awards in Melbourne on September 20.