Dr Judith Wester, founder of CEDAR Education, was one of the 8 co-founders of LGBT SAND to receive a National Spirit of the Age Award from AgeUk in 2017.

SAND (Safe Ageing No Discrimination) was established to train healthcare providers in how to care for old and older LGBT persons as they start to require more care. Dr Wester is an advocate for the LGBT community and believes that everyone deserves appropriate care as they age, especially at end of life.