Winners of National Fundraising Awards 2019 announced

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

Rising Star 
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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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.