The Sheila Tennant Awards in the spirit of Mary Slessor, paid tribute to two enlightened and creative women who trusted humanity to deliver progress.
The awards had five categories:
- Award encouraging the Performing and Creative Arts
- Award encouraging Creative Christianity
- Award encouraging Enterprise and Employment
- Award encouraging Sporting Endeavour
- Award encouraging Community Endeavour
£2000 was awarded to the winner of each category.
Sheila Tennant was an intelligent, creative woman of faith and she made a bequest to Dundee West Church in support of its work with the community. The awards are her legacy.
Mary Slessor was a dynamic inspiration for down to earth grassroots Christianity and for those who wanted to do things a bit differently. She was not afraid of change or grasping opportunity.