4 charities that recognise their best volunteer fundraisers and supporters with awards

first_img4 charities that recognise their best volunteer fundraisers and supporters with awards Tagged with: Awards Volunteering Some charities are now saying a public thank you to their best volunteer fundraisers, donors or corporate supporters with award ceremonies.Here are some we spotted recently.1. Stroke AssociationEach year the Stroke Association presents awards to several individuals and organisations that achieve remarkable fundraising results as part of their Life After Stroke Awards. Corporate Supporter Award[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nuXJidxwvM[/youtube]The Stroke Association has announced Royal Mail as the winner of its Corporate Supporter award. The company aims to raise £2 million for the charity over two years as part of its Charity of the Year partnership.Since the launch of the partnership in September 2014, Royal Mail has hosted over 100 Know Your Blood Pressure events for staff across the country, educating them on stroke risk and prevention. It even created a bespoke postmark, which has the potential to reach 29.5 million homes a day, highlighting the work of the Stroke Association. Advertisement Villagers from Kinvara banded together to raise money for Galway Lifeboat Station, and they have raised more than €100,000 so far. The team won the Group Award. 3. RNLIThe RNLI hosted its Annual Presentation Awards in May this year. At this event presentations are made of National Supporter Awards which acknowledge the outstanding support of individuals, groups and organisations who contribute to the work of the RNLI.RNLI Supporter Award[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAW64DG_rg8[/youtube]Victoria Milligan received an award for her fundraising in memory of her husband Nick and daughter Emily who were killed in a speedboat accident in the Padstow Estuary in May 2013. She set up an event called The Milligan Bike Ride, which has raised nearly £500,000 for the RNLI and Child Bereavement UK.She said:“Unless you have been in a trauma situation, you don’t know how invaluable these rescue services are, every minute is vital. The money raised is going to train lifeboat crew in every station in Cornwall.” RNLI Branch Award[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED6G8x4tQ7c[/youtube] Fundraiser of the Year AwardAnnabel Jones is fundraiser of the year. Having experienced a stroke she has persuaded colleagues at Barclay’s to take part in a half marathon and many other fundraising events.[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24DkfCO2FCk[/youtube]  176 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 2. Cancer Research UKFor 13 years Cancer Research UK has been recognising its exceptional volunteers and fundraisers with its Flame of Hope Awards. Over 600 awards have been made.* This year’s winners include Kay MacKay, chair of Cancer Research UK’s Isle of Lewis Local Committee. A volunteer with the group since 1980, under her leadership the group last year raised £60,000, taking its total since it was founded in 1975 to £750,000. Kay was given an Honorary Fellowship.* The volunteer team behind Peterhead’s Relay for Life won an award for community fundraising. In 2014 the Peterhead Relay for Life became the first  to raise over £1,000,000 for Cancer Research UK.You can read the list of this year’s winners (PDF).Nominations for the 2016 awards will close in February 2016. The RNLI Branch Award went to the members of the Lytham St Annes branch who have increased their annual income from £18,000 to £71,000.RNLI Group Award[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rome0y6k3y8[/youtube] About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 4. British Red CrossThe British Red Cross recognises the work of young volunteers with its Humanitarian Citizen Awards. Jonjo Heurman was the overall winner in 2013.https://vimeo.com/89901390Nominations for the 2015 awards close on 2 August 205. The young people don’t have to be benefting the Red Cross: they could be fundraising, campaigning or helping make a difference to people anywhere in the UK. * Does your charity make awards for outstanding volunteer fundraisers? Let us know in the comments below.  175 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 26 June 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4last_img read more