Winners of National Fundraising Awards 2019 announced
2 July 2019
Members of the fundraising community gathered from across the charity sector at the Brewery in London on Monday 1st July 2019 for the National Fundraising Awards.
The evening’s awards were presented by comedian Francesca Martinez, and the key note speaker was Amanda Bringans, the Chair of the IoF. This year awards included special recognition for Gary Richardson who was presented with a ‘Convention Superstar’ for his commitment to the Fundraising Convention over the past 20 years.
Organised by the Institute of Fundraising, the awards recognise and reward excellent fundraising and best practice, celebrating the truly great work carried out by fundraisers every single day. Showcasing the most remarkable fundraising achievements of the past 12 months, the National Fundraising Awards recognise the very best in fundraising excellence.
Amanda Bringans, chair of the IoF, said
It is a huge privilege to attend Awards at the start of my third year as Chair of the Institute of Fundraising. Tonight is about celebrating some of the best fundraising and fundraisers in the world. The work done by all of us in this room – fundraisers from around the UK – helps make the world a better place. Our work has never been so crucially needed.
Howard Lake, Chair of the National Fundraising Awards said
The awards celebrate the best of the best in fundraising and we’ve had a superb field of entries for the 2019 applications, covering a range of vital causes and fundraising fields. A massive congratulations to everyone; our award winners, all the nominees - and to our 20 Years Convention Superstar Gary Richardson!
Winners and runners-up
Winners: Helen Maguire, Claygate Recreation Ground Trust
Regional Campaign of the Year
Winners: Chester Zoo, Me, You & the Zoo Auction
Charity-Business Partnership of the Year
Winners: Missing People and Deliveroo, Ride to Find
Young Fundraiser of the Year
Winners: Emma Powell (Winner), Anna Hadley (Highly Commended)
The #ChangeCollective Award
Winners: Action for Children
Legacy Campaign of the Year
Winners: The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, Give Back to the Future
Fundraising Campaign of the Year
Winners: Greenpeace UK, Rang-tan Palm Oil Campaign
Fundraising Charity of the Year
Winners: Manchester Foundation Trust Charity
Fundraising Event of the Year
Winners: Tommy’s, London Landmarks Half Marathon 2018
Individual Giving Campaign of the Year
Winners: WaterAid, #Untapped
Innovation in Fundraising
Winners: War Child UK, Armistice 2018
Most Committed Company to the Sector
Winners: Charity Checkout
Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year
Winners: Lisa Stephenson, Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust
Best Supporter Experience
Winners: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Because of You - Direct Mail Campaign
Best Use of Insight
Winners: Marie Curie, with REaD Group, Natural Data Insight & Caversham Analytics, The Big SHIFT: Making the Future of Fundraising at Marie Curie
Fundraiser of the Year
Winners: Suzie Rees, East African Playgrounds
Lifetime Contribution to Fundraising
Winners: Mark Astarita OBE
20 Years Convention Superstar - Gary Richardson
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For further information please contact FelicityS@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk or on 020 7840 5493.
Notes to editors:
This year’s judges
Howard Lake, Jenni Anderson, Sarah Bissell, Rob Cope, Joyce Fraser, Alex Hyde-Smith, Fadi Itani, Keith Kibirango, Robin Peake, Gavin McLellan, Rachal Minchinton, David Roberts, Polly Shute, Richard Taylor, Hannah Polly Williams, Ian Wilson, and Alix Wooding.
About the IoF
The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. We support fundraisers through leadership and representation; best practice and compliance; education and networking; and we champion and promote fundraising as a career choice. We have around 6,000 individual members and over 600 organisational members who raise more than £9 billion in income for good causes every year. www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk