Excellence Award

Best Small Charity Film

Arts For All

Media Trust and City Bridge Foundation

Arts For All run structured weekly art therapy sessions to engage people of all ages from diverse cultures and background and those with special needs. This film was made as part of Media Trust's Volunteer Films' Programme, which connects directors who volunteer their time to produce a short film for a grassroots organisation. 'Arts Fo...

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Barnet Carers

Media Trust and John Lyon’s Charity

Barnet Carers is a film that celebrates the positivity and resourcefulness of young carers. This film was made as part of Media Trust's Volunteer Films' Programme, which connects directors who volunteer their time to produce a short film for a grassroots organisation. 'Barnet Carers' was directed by Stevie Jeram and funded by the John ...

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HostNation: Friends in Deed

Media Trust and City Bridge Foundation

HostNation connects socially isolated asylum seekers and refugees with volunteer befrienders across London, Greater Manchester and Tyne & Wear. This film was made as part of Media Trust's Volunteer Films' Programme, which connects directors who volunteer their time to produce a short film for a grassroots organisation. 'HostNation: Fri...

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Sicker than the Patients

Frontline19

'Sicker than the Patients' is a powerful two-minute film shown on TV, cinema and social media platforms which starkly exposes the mental health crisis gripping NHS staff where around one in three frontline workers suffer from poor mental health and one in four have considered suicide. The film uses simulated CCTV footage based on real-...

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The Band of Builders Journey

Band of Builders

Band of Builders (BoB) is a national construction charity that provides practical, financial and wellbeing support to members of the UK construction industry and their families who are facing adversity due to illness, injury or life-changing circumstances. To herald BoB’s seventh year as an organisation, a short cinematic video, “The ...

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Best Medium Charity Film

"JWA Put Me Back Together"

Jewish Women's Aid

Jewish Women's Aid (JWA) is a confidential and culturally sensitive service for Jewish women and girls in the UK affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence. The film was created for their annual fundraising gala dinner. The film uses a mixture of techniques including stock footage and animation designed to look like a collage whic...

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Just a Period

Lark for Wellbeing of Women

Millions of women and girls in the UK experience severe period pain or heavy bleeding, but many are told it’s “just a period”. Their symptoms are dismissed by their GP, they’re told they’ll eventually grow out of them or they have to fight to get a diagnosis – which can take many years. So, in April 2023, Wellbeing of Women – the UK’s...

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Max & Suzannah's Story

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity provides specialist nurses and support for seriously ill children. There are currently over 150 Road Dahl Nurses caring for more than 36,000 seriously ill children, but there are still too many children with serious illnesses who do not receive this vital specialist care. As a lesser-known ...

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Thank you, legacy DRTV Ad

Leukaemia UK and 11 London

Leukaemia UK (LUK) launched a touching Legacy DRTV campaign, "Thank You," to inspire legacy gifts and broaden its audience reach. In collaboration with 11 London and Madam production company, the campaign was developed under tight financial constraints and aimed to establish a deep emotional connection with the audience by steering cle...

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Best Large Charity Film

Change The Ending

Alzheimer's Research UK

Introducing our hardest-hitting campaign film, Change The Ending – part animation, part live action. The film lays bare the harsh reality of dementia and is voiced by Oscar-winning actor Olivia Colman. The animation shows how the effects of dementia rob people of their ‘happily ever after’ to raise awareness of the devastating impact o...

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CoppaFeel! x Black Women Rising; The Chest Checklist

CoppaFeel!

CoppaFeel! is the UK's only youth focused breast cancer awareness charity. CoppaFeel!’s Chest Checklist campaign was launched in collaboration with Black Women Rising; the cancer support project for people of colour, and creative agency, Fold 7. Insights highlighted that 96% of Black women who have experienced breast cancer do not fe...

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First Cup

Water Aid and Don't Panic

Unusual in its approach, ‘First Cup’ begins at the end. It tells the story of a village where the local community is celebrating the newly completed borehole installed in partnership with WaterAid. Instead of showcasing the need like many third sector campaigns, we chose to highlight the impact. The campaign was co-created with a comm...

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For Every Kind brand campaign film

RSPCA

This film shines a light on the joy of animals when they are allowed to really live their best lives, happy and fulfilled, and full of emotions and experiences. It’s part of the RSPCA’s 2024 brand campaign encouraging everyone to rethink their relationship with all animals - and realise that every one of them deserves all our kindness…...

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Good as Gold

Shelter and Don’t Panic

Christmas. A magical time for children. But for the 131,000 homeless children living in temporary accommodation, it’s a very terrifying, intimating and lonely time. It’s also the time of year when consumers care about advertising the most. When journalists write about them and leading newspapers make their top ten Christmas Ad lists. ...

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The Locker

Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and Don't Panic

6th February 2024 marked a year to the day since devastating earthquakes hit Türkiye and Syria, killing more than 56,000 people. The natural disaster gripped the nation, as we saw harrowing images on our social feeds and in the news. This prompted the UK public to donate a staggering £150 million to the Disasters Emergency Committee (D...

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The Love Inside

MND Association and GOOD Agency

Motor Neurone disease is incurable, progressive and terminal. It will ultimately take everything from those living with it - the ability to walk, talk, eat & eventually breathe. Coronation Street, the world’s longest running soap, currently features a story where a central character is diagnosed with MND. The MND Association wanted to...

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With you to the end

Marie Curie and Forsman & Bodenfors London

In October 2023, Marie Curie, the UK's leading end of life charity, launched a new TV and digital awareness campaign highlighting the importance of having a good end of life experience, whatever the illness. One which allows you to live well, free of pain and surrounded by loved ones, right up until you die. The objectives of the campa...

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Best Service Delivery Innovation

Bikeability Fleet Cycle Project

The Bikeability Trust

The Bikeability Trust identified that one of the barriers for children learning to ride a cycle was the lack of access to a well maintained cycle. Following a Bikeability project in 2002 which aimed to increase participation in cycling, we had evidence that those that had access to fleet cycles saw an significant uptake in Bikeability...

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Circles ReBoot to address a growing epidemic of Online Sexual Abuse

Circles UK

The prevalence of online child sexual abuse is increasing dramatically each year. The IWF cites 275,652 reports of online abuse in 2023. These images are more concerning than previous years with trends indicating children involved are younger (a third are aged 7-10) and the nature of the sexual abuse more serious. A large majority of i...

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Transitions

Positive Futures Liverpool

Transitions is not a school, school is the destination Transition identifies what are the barriers to school attendance. Transitions remove those barriers. Transitions aim to return yp to school AND maintain that place. "The Transitions Pilot has been supporting some of the UK's most vulnerable young people with high levels of c...

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Video Advice Kiosks

Toynbee Hall and Debt Free Advice

The Debt Free Advice Video Kiosks offer an additional means of access to impartial and, most importantly, free debt advice. Inside a soundproof booth, a simple green button on a tablet can connect you to a debt adviser within 90 seconds, providing a confidential and private space for vital debt counselling. Our remote debt advisers ext...

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Best Use Of Social Media

Let Your Inner Elton Out

Elton John AIDS Foundation

We all have a role to play in ending AIDS, starting with speaking up about the rising HIV rates among vulnerable groups. The Let Your Inner Elton Out social media campaign is raising awareness of the stigma and inequality that prevent us from achieving health equity for all and turning it into a message of support. Inspired by the Elto...

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Telling stories, having fun, gaining support: Using social media to re-establish North Devon Hospice's market position

North Devon Hospice

North Devon Hospice’s care is uplifting and inspiring, and it’s the most rewarding place to work too. But that’s tough to convey, when communities are uncomfortable confronting death, and most local folk already have a preconception of the hospice (we’ve been around 40 years!). Enter our social media team!.. In the last year, we showc...

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UPLIFT –Supporting vulnerable young Ukrainian refugees across Europe with learning, education & digital resources

The PHA Group, JA Europe and UNICEF

In February 2022, as the war broke out in Ukraine, the lives of more than 14.6 million Ukrainian people were disrupted. As the conflict forced young people from the country, a future generation was at risk of losing their education and future learning opportunities. In a matter of weeks, JA Europe and UNICEF united to devise and laun...

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We Need To Talk About Sex and Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support

23% of people with cancer in the UK, ~700,000 people, have serious concerns around sex. Macmillan knew it had to do more to help people get support and break down stigmas. They utilised the power of social to have candid and frank conversations about sex and cancer, and worked with sexual wellness brand Lovehoney to access expertise, o...

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Zakat Awareness Week

National Zakat Foundation

With a flat budget but increasing costs on paid social we had to find a way of increasing our follower numbers and improving our organic reach ahead of our crucial 4 week fundraising period. To achieve this, we set out to design a cost-effective high impact piece of short-form content that would capture the imagination of our target a...

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Big Impact Award

2024 Third Sector Big Impact Submission: Hybrid Closed Loop

JDRF & Diabetes UK Joint Submission

JDRF and Diabetes UK have jointly driven the development of the pioneering Hybrid Closed Loop (HCL) automated insulin technology, the most transformative treatment in type 1 diabetes since the discovery of insulin 100 years ago. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas stops making insulin. From 2006, JDRF and Diabetes UK worked systematical...

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Campaign to overturn proposed closure of train ticket offices in England and Glasgow

RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People)

RNIB successfully campaigned against the closure of train ticket offices in England and Glasgow, securing a U-turn by government just four months after the proposals were first announced. Here’s how: In July 2023, The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) unveiled plans to close all train station ticket offices in England and Glasgow. Closing ...

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Changing Places Toilets

Muscular Dystrophy UK

Muscular Dystrophy UK is the leading charity for more than 110,000 people living with one of over 60 muscle wasting or weakening conditions. For some people we support, a standard accessible toilet doesn’t meet their needs, that’s why we’re proud to be the co-chair of the Changing Places Consortium. The consortium is home to the Chan...

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Free Being Me (FBM)

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and the Dove Self-Esteem Project forged a unique partnership in 2013 launching the Free Being Me (FBM) programme to empower a generation with the freedom to be themselves. This exciting partnership brings together the Dove Self-Esteem Project’s mission of improving young...

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Little Hearts

Kode and Muntada Aid

Muntada Aid's "Little Hearts" project exemplifies the charity’s commitment to addressing congenital heart defects (CHD) among children from underprivileged backgrounds globally. Established in April 2012, the initiative provides free life-saving heart surgeries to children born with CHD, regardless of their gender, race, or religion....

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London Landmarks Half Marathon 2024

London Landmarks Half Marathon Ltd and Tommy's

The seventh edition of London Landmarks Half Marathon (LLHM) took place on 7 April 2024 with 18,970 runners. The largest LLHM to date, a whopping £13.4 million was raised for charity, bringing the grand total raised since the inaugural event to an outstanding £53m. Charity remains at the heart of LLHM, a 100% not for profit event, wi...

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Step Ukraine

World Jewish Relief

In February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. In the months that followed, more than 6.3 million Ukrainians left their homes and hundreds of thousands of people, largely women and children, arrived in the UK. Many of these people did not speak English and this impacted on their ability to find meaningful work to support their families. Wor...

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Brand Development

Alzheimer's Society

In 2021 we took a hard honest look at ourselves as an organisation and realised that if we wanted a world where dementia no longer devastates lives, we had to make fundamental changes to our brand. We rebranded Alzheimer’s Society to put dementia front and centre of people’s minds so they would recognise us as the UK’s leading dementia...

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Bite Back - The Rebrand

Bite Back and Wolff Olins

As Bite Back 2030 transitioned from its infancy, it required a brand that mirrored the punchy, young, and witty personality of our youth-led movement and activists. To achieve this, we partnered with Wolff Olins, embarking on a transformative journey to redefine our brand. Understanding our unique approach to system change, Wolff Oli...

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Cats Protection Brand Refresh

Cats Protection and lukecharles

Cats Protection’s new brand supports our strategy to make life better for millions more cats and the people who care for them, by helping us reach and engage a new and bigger audience.Research showed that the brand wasn’t as well recognised, loved or understood as it should be. By transforming every aspect of our look and feel, and dev...

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Developing a progressive debt advice brand

StepChange Debt Charity

Last year marked the charity’s 30th year of supporting clients dealing with debt. Debt is often thought of as a ‘no-go’ subject, but in 2023 we completed a large-scale project to reposition and develop our brand. The results are a new brand world which prioritises inclusivity and positivity – that empowers people in debt and hel...

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Electrical Safety First Rebrand

Electrical Safety First

The rebrand not only modernised ESF's visual identity but also reflected our commitment to adapt to changing circumstances. With electricity playing an increasingly crucial role in daily life and safety concerns, ESF's new brand addresses contemporary challenges while maintaining its core values. The introduction of the strapline "P...

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For Every Kind

RSPCA

The RSPCA is the world’s oldest and largest animal welfare charity. Having been around since 1824, we’re woven deeply into the fabric of the nation. However, our brand had not been updated since the 1970s and was perceived as authoritarian, rigid and old fashioned – it was holding us back in delivering our ambitious strategy. Today, ...

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Kids brand development

Red Stone

Kids is a charity that creates life-changing opportunities and speaks up for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. It was essential the brand was created in partnership and championed equality, diversity and inclusion – in addition to accessible design. The discovery research had over 3,000 partici...

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Breakthrough Of The Year

#DemandingHope – Heartburn Cancer demand more action on ‘killer hiding in plain sight’

Heartburn Cancer UK

Oesophageal cancer is the UK’s 14th most common cancer but the 4th biggest cancer killer in men. Early diagnosis is key. Heartburn or acid reflux is often the only symptom and often ignored or masked by pharmacy or supermarket treatments, even when it’s persistent. To mark its 20th anniversary, Heartburn Cancer UK - a small charity f...

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'Juntos para Saude' Community Health Programme

MANNA

'Juntos para Saude' (Together for Health) is an innovative & successful community health education programme in northern Mozambique. 'Studies for Life' is a project within this programme that reaches 4,900 secondary school students across 7 large schools. Its breakthrough methodology and approach has meant significant change in healt...

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Bereavement Service Expansion

Shooting Star Children's Hospices

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices believes there must be a breakthrough for all families who face the death of a child. Every person grieving a child, brother or sister, or grandchild should have access to the specialist and long-term bereavement support that they deserve. However, this isn’t the case for young families experiencing ch...

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Comic Relief x TikTok

Comic Relief

TikTok’s mission to inspire creativity and bring joy met with Comic Relief’s goal to drive positive change through the power of entertainment to create one incredible fundraising campaign. We ran a 6 week long, TikTok LIVE campaign which saw the creation of 6 custom made, limited edition virtual gifts for the TikTok community to send ...

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Creating potential lifesavers through Restart a Heart Day

AIR AMBULANCE CHARITY KENT SURREY SUSSEX

Every child, and every adult, has the potential to save a life. They just need to know how. On Restart a Heart Day in October 2023, Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) aimed to equip as many people as possible with the skills to provide lifesaving CPR. They hosted online live CPR awareness sessions, led by critical care ...

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Jamming in the New Forest

Minstead Trust and Real Jam & Chutney Co

The Real Jam & Chutney manufacturing company has been running for 12 months (at the time of writing) and is already a success in several ways. Our newest social enterprise, like any other business, seeks to make a profit and succeed commercially, but how we operate, who we employ, how we use our profits and where we work is quite uniqu...

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Online Safety First Aid’ (OSFA). A National Training Programme on Media Literacy and Mental Health

stem4

The way we interact with the rapidly-changing online world increasingly defines not just our individual lives, but society as a whole. The Online Safety Act, passed into law in 2023, marks a significant stride towards the UK developing the safest online environment for young people. stem4’s pioneering Online Safety First Aid trai...

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Warm Welcome Campaign

Good Faith Foundation

The Warm Welcome Campaign began during the worst cost-of-living crisis for 75 years, when Gordon Brown and faith leaders came together to see what could be done to support millions of people who were having to choose between heating and eating. The scale of the problem was huge - with 14.4 million people living in poverty and 7% experi...

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Communications Agency Of The Year

89up: the global agency for non-profits

89up

89up is the global agency for non-profits. We campaign for great causes, build technology, develop strategies to tackle complex problems and inspire action. Our Advocacy, Insights and Mobilisation team delivers data driven insights for impactful strategies to mobilise audiences; our Labs team builds innovative websites and bespoke...

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BFBS Creative – Cross Government response to Russia/Ukraine

BFBS Creative

In response to the Kremlin’s disinformation campaign preceding and during the Ukraine invasion, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) sought a groundbreaking communications strategy. This involved rapidly declassifying top-secret intelligence to expose Putin’s falsehoods. BFBS Creative was engaged for strategic communications support, requirin...

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Driving Results in 2023

Don't Panic

Our ambition has been to deliver impact for all our clients and their causes. At a time when the cost of paid media is at an all time high, fundraising is tougher than ever and budgets are being squeezed, we have focused on generating earned media so that our clients' budgets punch well above their weight and deliver a level of impact...

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PMW DO30

PMW

DO30 is a philanthropic initiative launched in July 2023 to commemorate PMW’s 30th anniversary. It involved a mission to support 30 outstanding charities and community groups, providing them with no-cost assistance. To engage the community and involve the public, PMW invited people to nominate causes deserving support. These nominatio...

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Communications Campaign Of The Year

A Celebration of Dogs with Jobs

The Ripple Effect

Celebrating the incredible work of service dogs across the country was at the heart of The Kennel Club Charitable Trust’s 2023 Christmas fundraising campaign. We decided to put real life service dogs - from end-of-life therapy, to medical detection, and even a bed bug detector - at the heart of our campaign activity, telling the insp...

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Cut The Crap

Crohn's and Colitis UK

It is taking too long for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease to be diagnosed, impacting individual’s physical and mental health, and carrying a significant cost for the NHS. • 26% are waiting more than a year for a diagnosis. • 41% have visited A&E at least once before being diagnosed We know delayed diagnosis can lead to wors...

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Funny Name, Serious Condition - Northern Ireland Awareness Campaign

Haemochromatosis UK

We launched "Funny Word, Serious Condition" in Northern Ireland in 2023 as a multi-channel TV, press, billboard and radio campaign to raise awareness of genetic haemochromatosis (GH) also known as iron overload, in partnership with local advertising agency, Genesis and housebuilder Hagan Homes. This was in response to our research find...

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Just a Period

Lark for Wellbeing of Women

Millions of women experience severe period pain or heavy bleeding, but many are dismissed and told it’s “just” their period. Wellbeing of Women asked Lark to devise an empowering campaign to tackle this stigma, and help women and girls find the right treatment and advice. Despite a razor-thin timeframe (and budget), we delivered a com...

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MND Association - The Love Inside

GOOD Agency & MI Media

Motor Neurone disease is incurable, progressive and terminal. It will ultimately take everything from those living with it - the ability to walk, talk, eat & eventually breathe. Coronation Street, the world’s longest running soap, currently features a story where a central character is diagnosed with MND. The MND Association wanted ...

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Spot the Stop – Test for Tay-Sachs

Verve Marketing London and Cure and Action for Tay-Sachs (CATS) Foundation

Tay-Sachs is a rare neurological condition that mainly affects very young children, causing them to slowly lose the ability to function independently. There is currently no cure, but earlier diagnosis can have significant benefits. In 2011, the Cure & Action for Tay-Sachs (CATS) Foundation was set up to provide much needed support to ...

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Stay in the Fight

Oxfam / Don't Panic

Ever noticed how adverts targeting an older age group tend to have a patronising, tired tone. Usually accompanied with a slow, sad piano soundtrack? Oxfam wanted to do the opposite with their new legacy campaign, afterall, people in their sixties and seventies were the original protest generation. The original fighters who knew exact...

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Where's The Food?

FareShare/The Felix Project

The FareShare/Felix Campaign Team (FFCT) launched the multifaceted ‘Where’s The Food?’ campaign to secure government funding for surplus food redistribution, crucial for addressing food waste and supporting UK charities. Despite the success of an initial Defra funded trial scheme in 2019, Defra did not extend the trial, necessitating a...

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Digital Innovation Of The Year

Digital Transformation of Riders for Health

Two Wheels for Life

Imagine being sick and the only way of reaching medical care being to walk, travel bumpy roads on a donkey cart or pushed in a wheelbarrow. These situations are common across Africa. Over 60% of the Sub-Saharan African population live in rural areas. Difficult terrain, unreliable access to maintenance, fuel and parts makes transport...

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EAAA Missions - turning mission data into stories that spark giving

If Give and East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) supporters will be able to directly support life-saving missions each time a helicopter takes off thanks to an entirely new type of fundraising that promises to redefine the landscape of charitable giving. The EAAA Missions app is a bold leap forward in donor interaction. It empowers supporters to beco...

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Empowering Unpaid Carers: Carefree's New Digital Platform

Carefreespace

Carefree is a charity that transforms vacant hotel rooms into vital breaks for unpaid carers, leveraging technology for much-needed respite. Our digital innovation project has revolutionised support for unpaid carers through a no-code digital platform enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI). In June 2023, after extensive beta testin...

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MyIron+ APP

Haemochromatosis UK

In 2023 we launched the ground-breaking MyIron+ App, that now also features an A.I. Nurse "Alice" to enable people affected by genetic haemochromatosis to live well with the condition. Completely conceived and designed by our small charity, in partnership with a team of developers in war-torn Ukraine. MyIron+ App enables people to trac...

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Reaching for the Sky(rise) to increase memberships for the Woodland Trust

JAA Media

The Woodland Trust were faced with an increasingly saturated Membership audience and declining recruitment through their standard framework of media channels. Working in partnership with Skyrise, we tapped into their vast data set to help build the declining audience pool. Using an audience-first approach, we built segmented cohorts o...

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Worth Warrior App

stem4

There is an urgent need to provide effective, early intervention for body image disturbance and eating disorders. In the UK, the number of under-19 year olds waiting for urgent treatment has more than tripled post-pandemic, whilst the number waiting for routine treatment has more than quadrupled (NHS Digital, 2023). Worth Warrior is a...

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Finance Excellence

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Marketing Campaign Of The Year

Cats Protection: Lifeline for Ava and Mr Biggles

Cats Protection, JAA and lukecharles

People facing domestic abuse face an agonising choice. Stay with their abuser or flee, often without their beloved pet. Cats Protection’s Lifeline service offers a solution by providing temporary fostering for cats from families fleeing domestic abuse until they can be safely reunited.The Lifeline campaign, developed in partnership wit...

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Marie Curie Will Talk

Marie Curie and GOOD Agency

Half of the UK don’t have a Will. Millions of us avoid writing a Will, fearing it will be morbid, confusing, or complicated. In reality, Wills offer peace of mind after our lives end and writing them is often much easier than expected. As the end of life experts, Marie Curie set out to start a national conversation about Will writing,...

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Part of the Heart

Different Kettle x RAF Benevolent Fund

A target smashing legacy campaign for the RAF Benevolent Fund, breaking the mould for military charities by focusing on the contemporary and future needs of the 'RAF Family.' Refocusing perceptions of the RAF as defenders of country, freedom, and families. The RAF Benevolent Fund was positioned as a deserving widespread support, encour...

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Fundraising Campaign

Growing Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising campaign, The Forget Me Not Appeal

Alzheimer's Society and Medialab

The Forget Me Not Appeal, Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising campaign, invites the public to make a donation and receive a badge in honor of someone affected by dementia. This annual campaign, active each May, encourages supporters to reflect on their personal connections to dementia, raising both awareness and funds for the ca...

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Marie Curie Christmas

GOOD Agency

In 2023, the cost of living crisis continued to affect people across the country. Half of the UK still felt like their finances were worsening and 7 in 10 said they watch their monthly outgoings carefully. In this tough climate, and at Christmas, Marie Curie sought to persuade the public that their work was worthy of financial support...

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Stadium Sleep Out

Watford FC's Community Sport and Education Trust

Over 300,000 people are sleeping rough on any given night. Watford FC’s Community Sport and Education Trust worked collaboratively with four local homeless charities to organise a unique event to raise awareness and funds to support those living on the streets. In a few months the Stadium Sleep Out grew from idea to unique event, provi...

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The Great Tommy Sleep Out 2024

Royal British Legion Industries

The Great Tommy Sleep Out 2024 raised awareness of homeless veterans of all ages and vital income for the charity to continue to provide a home and crucial support for vulnerable veterans. 8,000 supporters slept under the stars for one night or more in March, tent or no tent, in their gardens, place of work or public place - from Antar...

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War Child's 'Bombs Are Still Falling' Ukraine Campaign, Featuring Gillian Anderson

War Child UK

War Child’s ‘Bombs Are Still Falling’ Ukraine Campaign was designed around a video advert initially made for Facebook and Instagram paid social channels. The advert featured War Child Ambassador Gillian Anderson, highlighting our ongoing work supporting Ukrainian children, to inspire potential supporters to become regular giving donors...

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When you give a little, we can change a lot

Ben

Nobody should have to skip meals so that their children can eat. Thanks to the cost of living crisis many families struggle to make ends meet, missing meals and coping without heating. This is impacting automotive industry workers significantly more than the general population; financial hardship in this community is escalating. Ben...

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Small Charity Of The Year

Creating Natures Corridors

The Food Marketing Experts Ltd

Creating Nature’s Corridors was created to improve our planet for generations to come and its mission is to plant 10,000 trees and hedging plants per year. Vhari Russell founded the charity as a lasting legacy to her brother who died aged 37 from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. Vhari felt passionately that the country needs to take immed...

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HOPE for Paediatric Epilepsy: London

HOPE for Paediatric Epilepsy: London is a small charity with a big impact. It is run entirely by volunteers and, during its 12 years of operating, has grown from a small local support group in North London to a registered charity with national reach. HOPE aims to provide support and respite to families with children and young people a...

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Hotel Breaks for Hidden Heroes

Room to Reward

Room to Reward is a unique volunteer-recognition charity created to say ‘thank you’ to the Hidden Heroes – inspirational volunteers who give up their time to make a difference to those who need it most. Our hotel and holiday park partners donate their unsold rooms, voluntary organisations nominate their Hidden Heroes for a break – we m...

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National Youth Arts Trust

National Youth Arts Trust is a low cost, low risk and high impact small charity, founded in 2013 in response to funding cuts in the arts industry which widens access to performing arts for the most disadvantaged young people aged 7 to 25 by giving bursaries across UK, running youth theatre projects in the most multiply deprived locatio...

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stem4

We are stem4, the UK’s leading digital mental health charity for children and young people. We offer a suite of 5 evidence-based mental health apps that support various mental health conditions as well as digitally delivered mental health literacy programmes in schools. We also bridge the digital divide by offering in-person facilitati...

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Wetwheels Hamble CIC

Wetwheels Hamble is a small volunteer lead CIC based on the River Hamble in Hampshire. We provide the opportunity for all disabled people, young and old, including those with profound and complex disabilities to access the sea in a safe, stimulating and rewarding way onboard our specially built fully accessible powerboat. We remove ac...

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Works4U

Not-for-profit Works4U has had a barnstorming year of progress, transforming into a national organisation through picking up the mantle of developing employee volunteering in the UK and running with it. Its work in this previously under-developed area is a substantial breakthrough, helping to increase the level and impact of employee v...

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Medium Charity Of The Year

Become

Become Charity

Become is the national charity dedicated to serving care-experienced children and young people. We put young people at the heart of everything we do, helping them be powerful agents of change in their own lives, the care system and society. There are now more children in care than ever before, over 107,000 in the UK, with the care syst...

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CharityComms

CharityComms continues to be the go-to membership organisation for those working in communications in the charity sector. Our expanding network shares their expertise and experience, through our wide range of events, on-demand and digital content, reports, our mentoring scheme and more. Our aim is to connect, inform, empower, and ins...

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FoodCycle

In the UK, food poverty, food waste and loneliness are all major issues affecting people’s health and the future of the planet. Every year 6.4 million tonnes of household food is wasted, seven in ten families are living without the essentials and 72% of FoodCycle guests say they can’t afford to buy the food they need. As FoodCycle c...

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SOS Silence of Suicide

SOS Silence of Suicide has had a phenomenal 12 months. Growing from a micro charity staffed by two people and a small group of dedicated volunteers it has now grown in the past 12 months to a medium sized charity. SOS is a leader and not a follower, realising that what was it out there already is not enough, not always the answer, but ...

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Spadework

Spadework, established in 1984, is dedicated to providing care, support, and meaningful opportunities for adults with learning and other disabilities, those living with dementia, and experiencing problems with their mental health. Operating on a five-acre site near West Malling , Spadework offers a wide range of activities and services...

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Sported

Sported is a charity which, since 2008, has enabled grassroots clubs across the UK to not just to get young people active and keep them engaged but to create meaningful social impact. We exclusively support groups delivering sport and physical activity with the intention of deploying its power to transform lives and make a real impact ...

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The Listening Place

We provide face-to-face, ongoing, confidential support to people who feel life is no longer worth living. Volunteers deliver all of our support, and we do not use a waiting list. Our volunteers deliver up to 150 appointments a day across three London sites and we are planning to open a fourth this year. We train our volunteers to list...

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Tutor Trust

Tutor Trust is a proudly Northern charity with a mission to transform lives through tutoring. We are committed to helping create educational equity for young people in the North of England. Our aim is to narrow the attainment gaps that exist between young people in the North of England and those in the South, and young people from lowe...

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Large Charity Of The Year

Alzheimer's Society

We’re the only dementia charity tackling all aspects of dementia. We are a vital source of support for everyone living with dementia today, and a powerful force for change by campaigning to make dementia the priority it should be and funding ground-breaking research discoveries. This year was a transformational year for us as we welcom...

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CAPELLA CHARITY

Capella Charity

Capella Charity runs two services Sleep Action and Teens+. Sleep Action support as many children, young people and their families to have healthy sleep through our trained sleep counsellors providing help for parents, carers, offering advice on good sleep practices for children aged between 18 months and 18 years living in Scotland. ...

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Comic Relief

Comic Relief is in the process of revitalising its fundraising efforts, and over the past 12 months has reversed its income decline and even grown year on year income. This has come through diversifying its income such as through multiple campaigns in year; rolling out new propositions that are highly in tune with our unique brand such...

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OnSide

Young people across the UK today face a raft of pressing challenges. The cost-of-living crisis continues to bite, the number of young people in mental health crisis has reached record levels, and we are just starting to realise the long-term implications of the increasing dependency on smartphones and digital interaction. Youth...

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Reprieve

Reprieve is a high-impact charity, fighting to end the death penalty and extreme human rights abuses through litigation, advocacy and campaigns. In the last year, together with our network of fellows and partners, we have achieved extraordinary breakthroughs, transforming individual lives, while catalysing broader change around the wo...

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StepChange Debt Charity

Last year marked the charity’s 30th year of supporting clients dealing with debt. Debt is often thought of as a ‘no-go’ subject, but in 2023 we continued to help shine a light on the help we can offer, whilst campaigning to reduce the harm it can cause. We managed to overcome funding difficulties and serve a significantly larger ...

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Small Charity Big Achiever

#DemandingHope – Heartburn Cancer demands more action on ‘killer hiding in plain sight’

Heartburn Cancer UK

Oesophageal cancer is the UK’s 14th most common cancer but the 4th biggest cancer killer in men. Early diagnosis is key. Heartburn or acid reflux is often the only symptom and often ignored or masked by pharmacy or supermarket treatments, even when it’s persistent. To mark its 20th anniversary, Heartburn Cancer UK - a small charity f...

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ASSET

Anthony Nolan and Adrian Sudbury School's Education Trust

ASSET is the legacy of a young journalist who died from leukaemia. Adrian Sudbury believed that more lives could be saved if young people knew the importance of stem cell, blood and organ donation. He campaigned for better education about donation and presented a petition to the government in 2008, just before he lost his battle wit...

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Big Impact, Small City

InPower Academy CIC

InPower Academy CIC, a social enterprise based in Wolverhampton, leverages the power of martial arts to empower young people in our community. Despite being a small organisation, our dedicated team and volunteers have engaged approximately 3,500 young people this year. Our approach combines martial arts training with life skills develo...

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Delight

Delight Charity

“It was one of my best experiences at school. I would love to do it again if I could.” Child We are a leading arts education charity with a vision for every child to have equal opportunity to thrive during their school years and beyond. Our work addresses the issue that children from disadvantaged backgrounds face numerous challenges ...

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Empowering communities; saving lives

Women and Children First

Women and Children First is a small charity with a big goal: to end the tragedy of women and babies dying around the world due to preventable problems in pregnancy and childbirth. Every 2 minutes a woman dies in pregnancy, childbirth or shortly after: we want to change that. We have pioneered a community group health approach whic...

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Small Charity Big Achiever

The Miracle Foundation Scio

The Miracle Foundation SCIO, a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SC049840). The organisation is governed by an experienced Board of Trustees and managed by a dedicated Chief Executive. Established over seven years ago, the charity is strategically positioned as a Mental Health Hub in Lanarkshire, specialising in...

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Specialist Domestic Abuse Service for Polish Women and their Children in the UK

OPOKA CIO

OPOKA is a charity dedicated to supporting Polish women and their children in escaping from abusive relationships. Established as a pilot project in May 2012 and officially registered with the Charity Commission in July 2021, OPOKA has been a beacon of light for those facing domestic violence. Through various bilingual services such as...

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Partnership Award

Charity Partnership of the Year

Just Helping Christmas Tree Collection Community

Just Helping

Just Helping is dedicated to uniting charities, community groups, corporates, public councils, and volunteers to strengthen local communities. Through our partnerships, we promote volunteering and community contribution on a national scale, achieving a collaborative mission to raise vital funds covering important purposes including but...

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KEEPNET

Keech Hospice Care

Keech Hospice Care’s partnership with the University of Bedfordshire aims to improve the accessibility and provision of their end of life care services for ethnic communities in their region. Their joint research initiative to find out what the barriers to accessibility were and how minority voices could be best listened to and heard ...

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Mental health and wellbeing for all in Pakistan.

CareTech Foundation

In Pakistan, where an estimated 50 million grapple with mental health issues, access to treatment is limited, with only 500 psychiatrists nationwide and no community-based care, 90% of those needing treatment cannot access support. To address this need, the British Asian Trust and CareTech Foundation joined forces in 2018 to help those...

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Missing & Suicide Risk TextSafe® – reaching a missing people in crisis

Missing People

Last year a lifesaving charity messaging system was adopted by police forces across the UK. Led by a partnership between the charities Missing People and Samaritans, Missing & Suicide Risk TextSafe® reaches missing people at risk of serious harm or suicide. The partnership works across sectors to allow police officers responding to ...

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Summer of Play

In Kind Direct and Save the Children

As the cost-of-living crisis continues, it means increasingly tough times for children and their families. People describe raising a family in the current climate as like ‘‘walking a tightrope’’. Any unexpected extra cost, or unplanned event can knock them completely off balance. Families that were already experiencing poverty, are ha...

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Together for Short Lives and Morrisons

Together for Short Lives

The Morrisons and Together for Short Lives partnership has been transformative for the UK’s 54 children’s hospices and 99,000 families caring for a seriously ill child. Thanks to colleague, supplier and customer support, our partnership has raised over £9 million and is on track to far surpass the £10 million target. These funds have ...

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Wirral Family Toolbox Alliance

Koala NW

The Family Toolbox Alliance consists of 7 voluntary organisations - Koala NW, Caritas, Ferries Family Groups, The Foundation Years Trust, WEB Merseyside, Involve NW & Shaftesbury Youth Club - offering a vast range of support services for all members of the family, including parenting courses, family support, youth clubs, domestic abuse...

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Corporate Partnership Of The Year - Small

Communigrow and Perrys Chartered Accountants

Communigrow

Communigrow is a small sustainable food education charity. We teach people how to grow food in a way that benefits physical and mental health and the planet. Beneficiaries include children and young people with SEND, children from under resourced communities, local schools, older adults experiencing social isolation and people with hea...

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House of Books & Friends x gunnercooke llp

Gunnercooke

House of Books & Friends CIC is an independent bookshop, café and events space based in the heart of Manchester. The idea was borne out of the pandemic by the founder of law firm gunnercooke, Darryl Cooke, who decided to do something to address the increasing levels of loneliness which were recognised coming out of the pandemic. He dec...

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Improving Eye Care Services for People Affected by Homelessness

Vision Care for Homeless People

Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) is a small charity currently running professional eye care clinics situated within 10 homeless centres in England and Scotland. The fully equipped eye testing rooms are staffed by nearly 100 volunteer optometrists, dispensing opticians and clinic assistants. The clinics offer eye tests and glasses...

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Social Ark & Hiscox- Here Come the Girls

Social Ark

Social Ark is an award-winning charity that empowers young people from under-resourced communities to develop social businesses- guided by their lived experiences. We also run youth engagement programs enabling school-age children to participate in meaningful social action. Social Ark has partnered with Hiscox and the Cambridge Univers...

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Stronger, Greener Communities

Hubbub

In 2018, environmental charity Hubbub and Starbucks joined forces to help communities become stronger and greener through an innovative public donation scheme. Here’s how it works: fancy a Starbucks coffee? You can bring your own cup for a 25p discount, helping reduce waste. Alternatively, if you forget your cup, no problem! There’s a ...

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Corporate Partnership of the Year - Medium

Barclays Community Football Fund

Sported

The Barclays Community Football Fund is a partnership between Sported and Barclays, creating a channel to activate community impact across the UK to adjoin the bank’s sponsorship of professional men’s football and women’s football in the Premier League,Barclays Women’s Super League and Barclays Women’s Championship. The BCFF is not...

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Building Heroes Vistry Group Skills Academies

Building Heroes Education Foundation

The partnership between Building Heroes and Vistry Group, initiated in 2023, exemplifies a groundbreaking collaboration aimed at facilitating the transition of Armed Forces personnel into civilian careers within the construction industry. This alliance focuses on addressing the skills gap in construction while supporting veteran employ...

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Charity dental care - south eastern hub

Dentaid The Dental Charity

Dentaid The Dental Charity provides mobile outreach dental services for the most vulnerable people in our communities. Volunteers on our dental units provide dental treatments and oral health programmes for people experiencing homelessness, abuse, poverty and harm. Working alongside charity partners, we visit hostels, community buildi...

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National disability swimming lessons

Level Water

Our entry highlights the partnership between Level Water, the disability swimming charity, and Everyone Active, a leading leisure provider. This partnership has resulted in the successful launch of the Level Water program in 45 out of 50 contracts, with 178 young swimmers benefiting from specialist, personalised1:1 lessons. Furthermo...

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Partnering with Deloitte to improve the career prospects of under-represented young people in the UK.

Blueprint for All

Since 2020, Blueprint for All has partnered with Deloitte to boost the education and employment prospects of young people from disadvantaged and diverse ethnic backgrounds, giving them the inspiration and support they need to succeed. Our relationship brings together Deloitte’s social goal of promoting the employability of under-repre...

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Rise, The Talent Foundry

The Talent Foundry

Your socioeconomic background, your hometown and your network all factor in your chances of a successful future. For young people growing up in underserved communities and attending the schools we support, the opportunity to have a different future to their parents is almost out of reach. These inequalities cannot be solved by educat...

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Corporate Partnership of the Year - Large

Andrex x Bowel Cancer UK: Get Comfortable

Bowel Cancer UK

As a nation, we’re inherently uncomfortable with poo. We hold it in because we’re too self-conscious to go. We avoid using public bathrooms, pooing at work or at our in-laws. This deep-seated embarrassment is a problem. Embarrassment is one stubborn yet solvable reason why, despite being the fourth most common cancer, bowel cancer is...

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Aviva & WWF Partnership

WWF-UK & Aviva

WWF is the world’s leading global environmental charity, working to build a future where people and nature thrive. We recognise that the finance sector is key to unlocking the private funding needed to tackle the climate crisis and build healthier, more resilient ecosystems. We also understand the importance of positive change from gov...

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Brighter Futures for Autistic Young People

Ambitious about Autism

In 2021, Ambitious about Autism (AaA) and Marsh McLennan embarked on a four-year UK strategic charity partnership to create brighter futures for autistic young people. This partnership exemplifies a groundbreaking partnership, which has trailblazed ‘autism confidence’ in the insurance sector, creating long lasting change for autistic ...

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GSK x Save the Children Partnership

Save the Children (UK)

GSK and Save the Children are working together towards a world where no child suffers from a vaccine preventable disease and every child’s health is protected. In 2013, we fostered an innovative, strategic, shared value partnership which combined our global expertise, skills and energy to reduce preventable deaths and illness of child...

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Money Talks: Campaign Against Living Miserably and MONY Group's lifesaving partnership

Campaign Against Living Miserably

Suicide prevention charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) has joined forces with MONY Group (formerly Moneysupermarket Group) to create a lifesaving, industry-leading and strategic partnership that is tackling the tragic link between financial hardship and suicide. The partnership has seen MONY Group donate £168,149 in just ...

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Platforms for Change: Scouts x The Rail Industry

The Scout Association

Scouts is the UK’s largest mixed youth movement, helping 444,000 young people step up, dream big and gain skills for life. The Rail Industry is committed to keeping passengers and the public safe when using trains, stations and level crossings, and supporting local communities. Through their innovative partnership, Scouts and The ...

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service x Anthony Nolan

Anthony Nolan

We are delighted to be celebrating the 15th year of our award winning partnership with the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service (SFRS). In 2008, Ally Boyle was diagnosed with a blood disorder. He was told that his best chance of survival was a stem cell transplant. As Area Commander with Strathclyde Fire & Rescue, Ally recognised the synergy...

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The FA

Alzheimer's Society

Football creates some of life’s most memorable moments which are shared with friends, families and communities. But sadly, many of the 900,000 people living with dementia in the UK will lose those precious memories. Alzheimer’s Society and The Football Association are working together to change the conversation around dementia and end...

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Talent Awards

Frontline Team Of The Year

Family Support Team

Shooting Star Children's Hospices

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices Family Support Team provide a vital role, making it possible for each family to receive a truly individualised pathway of care. They act as a family’s dedicated point of contact and ensure we initiate immediate support as and when this is needed. Through this team, every supported, end-of-life and bere...

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Felix's Kitchen Team

The Felix Project

The Felix Project believes in a vision of London where no-one goes hungry and good food is never wasted. In 2023, at a time when a cost-of-living crisis meant that many people couldn’t afford to feed their families, the Felix project redistributed the equivalent of 32 million meals across London. A key part of this operation is Felix’s...

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Medical Aid for Palestinian’s Gaza team: fighting for survival whilst saving lives and protecting dignity

Medical Aid for Palestinians

“We strive to do whatever we can, no matter what”. MAP’s team in Gaza were among the first to respond to Israel’s military assault in October and remain one of the only international organisations working to provide humanitarian and medical services, including in the North. In eight months, MAP’s team have faced the very worst experien...

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Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Service

British Red Cross

It has been a remarkable year for the British Red Cross mental health and psychosocial support service. Run by staff and volunteers, they provide vital emotional and practical support to anyone caught up in a crisis – wherever they are. They are often deployed at a moment’s notice and have supported people during some of the UK’s most ...

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Palliative and end-of-life care team

Rowcroft Hospice

Despite all the challenges of recent years, including staff shortages, increased demand for care, a UK-wide hospice funding crisis, not to mention a pandemic, Rowcroft Hospice’s team goes above and beyond every day to support people facing the hardest times imaginable. Delivering specialist palliative and end-of-life care to 2,500 peop...

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SFRS Vice Chairs, Tactical Leads and Volunteers

Anthony Nolan

In 2008, Ally Boyle was diagnosed with a blood disorder. He was told his best chance of survival was a stem cell transplant. As Area Commander for Strathclyde Fire & Rescue Service, Ally recognised the synergy between the service and Anthony Nolan, with the shared aim of saving lives. He contacted Anthony Nolan, and this life-changing ...

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South East London Suicide Bereavement Service

South East London Mind

This exceptional team provide holistic support to people who have experienced the tragedy of losing a loved one to suicide. Working across six London boroughs (a population of nearly two million), they offer practical, emotional and spiritual care both one-to-one and in groups. As the service has grown and developed, they continue to g...

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Fundraising Team Of The Year

Challenge Events Team

Dementia UK

The Events team at Dementia UK has quintupled gross income since March 2020, growing from £1.3 million to £6.9 million at an ROI of 3.6: 1 in 2023/24. This has enabled the charity to significantly expand service delivery. The team of 11 ambitious and highly motivated individuals has achieved growth across the entire events portfolio ...

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EACH's Fundraising Team

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH)

Our Fundraising team has enjoyed another memorable year, working collaboratively to buck national trends. There have been numerous eye-catching results, achieved against the backdrop of a tough cost-of-living climate and put into focus when compared with the forecasted total deficit of £77m for UK hospices for the current year, accordi...

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Fundraising Team

Become Charity

Become is the national charity dedicated to serving care-experienced children and young people. We put young people at the heart of everything we do, helping them be powerful agents of change in their own lives, the care system and society. There are now more children in care than ever before, over 107,000 in the UK, with the care syst...

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Fundraising, Communication & Engagement

Breast Cancer Now

After two mergers in three years and a pandemic, the Fundraising, Communications & Engagement team at Breast Cancer Now have spent the last year focussing on how we work rather than what we do, to transform income at the charity. Through significant investment of time, we have successfully moved away from siloed, sub-team-first thinki...

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Income and Engagement

Alzheimer's Society

An exceptional year for Alzheimer’s Society, but an even better year for people affected by dementia now and in the future, and the beginning of the end for the UK’s biggest killer. It was the year we took brave innovative steps together as a team to rebrand ourselves, challenge our strategies, step up our working practices, align our...

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Rising Chief Executive

Helen Rowntree

Blood Cancer UK

Helen Rowntree become the Chief Executive of Blood Cancer UK in January 2023, and has been with the organisation since 2019. In her first year in post, Helen pivoted the charity towards delivering its strategy, moving away from strategy creation. Through her leadership, the charity embraced a cross-team, insight-driven approach to meet...

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Jayne Taylor

The Elephant Group

The Elephant Group is a headteacher-led charity established in 2018 to harness the power of collaboration between school leaders, the education sector, and industry and charity partners to improve access to higher education and support social justice across the UK by providing non-selective state school students with resources, informa...

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Khalid Javid, CEO of Muslim Aid

Muntada Aid

Muslim Aid proudly nominates Khalid Javid for the Rising Chief Executive of the Year award. Since taking on the role of Interim CEO in February 2023, and subsequently being appointed as the permanent CEO in September 2023, Khalid has led Muslim Aid through a period of remarkable transformation and success. His leadership has not only e...

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Nathalie Richards

SEO London

Nathalie has had a transformative impact on SEO London. Recognising the dire need for young people from underrepresented backgrounds to have equal access to career opportunities, particularly given the cost-of-living crisis, she introduced a data driven impact approach to reach the students who most needed our support. She’s also helpe...

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Rising Star

Alexandria CRYSTAL

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Alexandria started dyslexia campaigning sat the age of 15. By her 16th birthday she had made her mark by securing interviews including with Grant Harrold (AKA The Royal Butler, former butler to King Charles III) who is an ambassador for the British Dyslexia Association and Matt Hancock MP. Her campaign focuses on making the public awar...

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Dario Canini

Designability

Dario Canini joined Designability, a UK disability charity, in 2021 as the Engineering Innovation Manager. He leads the process that transforms a conceptual idea into a finished product or service enabling disabled people to live with greater independence. On hearing feedback from the disabled community that there was no product ava...

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Deepanshi Kaur Gulati

RAIN ON ME CIC

I founded Rain On Me in 2018 after living with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, OCD, PTSD and ADHD for over a decade and feeling isolated in my experience. In the form of free International and London peer support groups, Rain On Me provides a safe, confidential space for distressed adults aged 18-35 to build resilience and share their fe...

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Jamie Burt

Ponthafren

Jamie is a young third-sector leader who has been serving as the director of the mental health charity Ponthafren in rural Mid-Wales since late 2022. Despite taking on the leadership of an organisation with a budget deficit, Jamie has successfully secured additional funding, including winning a county-wide service provision tender for ...

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Ruby Cooke

Migrant Help

Ruby’s journey with our organisation has been truly inspiring. Starting as a dedicated volunteer at Napier in 2021, Ruby demonstrated an immediate passion for supporting migrants. Her hard work led her to become a telephone advisor with Migrant Help in September 2022 and an Advisor in our Napier office by November 2023. Ruby's contribu...

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Unsung Hero

Amnah Vicars

Career Connect

Amnah has served young people in Liverpool for more than 20 years; raising aspirations, helping remove barriers, and creating opportunities and connections that have changed lives. Deeply respected by the Liverpool community, Amnah is known for her skills in negotiation and building links between businesses, partners, and the community...

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Bill Wilson

Alzheimer's Society

Like all carers, Bill is an unsung hero, but he especially deserves recognition for his tireless commitment to helping others affected by dementia. Bill has helped raise the topic of dementia when so many want to ignore it. He’s campaigned, raised funds, spoken at events, and lobbied local government since Jo’s death – all in Jo's name...

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Debs Smith

Noah's Ark Children's Hospice

Debs is so much more than a Housekeeping Manager, she’s an integral part of the fabric of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. Her calming, comforting presence is something everyone at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice has come to rely on, she’s the one quietly listening to whispered wishes and making them come true. Debs role anywhere wouldn’t ...

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Ellen Manning

Band of Builders

On a voluntary basis, freelance journalist and PR consultant Ellen Manning has used all her experience, skills and media contacts to mastermind the exponential growth in the public’s awareness of Band of Builders (BoB) – an award-winning charity that completes practical projects to help members of the UK construction industry who are b...

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Hogarth Smith

Certitude

Hogarth first met T in 2019 when he became his keyworker. T was a refugee who had previously spent ten years being supported in various places where not much was known about him. He had no form of identity or documentation and said he had no recollection about himself, any relative or how he came to be supported by us. Slowly trust bui...

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Rachael Gilthorpe

Action for Children

Rachael Gilthorpe has transformed Action for Children by introducing innovative digital service delivery and human centred design. She founded the award-winning Family Support service Parent Talk during a three-month accelerator programme and has overseen its growth and development over the last 7 years. Today, over 1.8 million people ...

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Rosa McGregor

The Listening Place

Rosa was one of the founding members of the charity The Listening Place (TLP). She joined TLP at 80 years of age and has not looked back. Over eight years, Rosa has provided support to hundreds of people struggling with suicidal feelings as well as helping TLP train and recruit new volunteers. She is an inspiration who truly embodies o...

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Volunteer of the Year

Brian Harper

Lingen Davies Cancer Fund

Brian Harper, 86, became a Lingen Davies Cancer Fund volunteer in late 2021 and since that time he has gone on to become an absolutely indispensable part of the team. He deserves to win this award because of his complete dedication to the team, his ability to see jobs that need doing before he is asked, and his general attitude to work...

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Pesh Kapasiawala

3food4u

For over 15 years Pesh has been volunteering to bring the community together, working with local schools, frontline agencies, churches, local authorities, and community groups, building long-term sustainable solutions to issues that affect vulnerable people in the community. In 2020 Pesh founded 3Food4U, a charity group of community su...

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Russ Fairman

Stella Maris

Russ Fairman is a longstanding supporter of, and volunteer ship visitor for, international maritime charity Stella Maris. Inspired by the charity's work and its centenary, he started planning a sailing pilgrimage around the UK to raise funds and awareness for its work with seafarers and fishers. This was a complex project, coordinating...

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Sarah Anderson

The Listening Place

Sarah Anderson has been the cornerstone of The Listening Place since its inception in 2015, as the founder, voluntary CEO and first volunteer. Her mission to fill a crucial gap in support for individuals with suicidal thoughts has succeeded beyond expectation and led to the support of over 17,000 individuals in its first 9 years open. ...

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Tony Everett

Band of Builders

Tony Everett is a committed volunteer for two charities: Band of Builders (BoB) and ANON. It was whilst volunteering on a BoB project that Tony came across ANON, which was supplying food for the hardworking volunteers. Inspired by their story, he decided to volunteer for ANON, alongside continuing to volunteer for BoB. His commitment...

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Wendy Geraghty

Freedom from Torture

“Planting seeds is an act of hope” Until recently, our entire horticultural programme at Freedom from Torture has been run only by one volunteer – Wendy. Through her dedication and patience, hundreds of people who have survived torture have been able to continue experiencing the long-term benefits of horticultural therapy, includin...

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Volunteer Team of the Year

3food4u

We're very conscious that it can be embarrassing and awkward asking for support for the most essentials, food and clothing, especially when you have been self-sufficient all your life. That's why we don’t ask for an assessment or referral and are non-judgemental. If you're brave enough to ask for help we give it, we trust people. We o...

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Board of Directors

Student MedAid London

Student MedAid London (SMAL) is a student-led non-profit Community Interest Company established in 2022, with the aim to “create a world with fair and equitable access to healthcare and healthcare resources; and for future healthcare professionals and the general public to have an awareness, motivation and ability to have a positive im...

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Climate Ed London volunteers

Climate Ed

Climate Ed are unique in delivering our core programme of climate education and action to primary schools via our trained volunteer network. As well as delivering the teacher-designed education programme, the volunteers bring skills, knowledge and perspectives from their own fields of expertise and share this with the children. Our vol...

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Medical Aid for Palestinian’s and International Rescue Committee’s Emergency Medical Teams – volunteers risking their lives to save lives.

Medical Aid for Palestinians

Medical Aid for Palestinians, in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee, have sent six volunteer Emergency Response Teams (EMTs) into Gaza since December 2023 in response to the ongoing Israeli military onslaught. EMTs provide surge medical capacity to treat injuries and infections – saving lives and supporting existing...

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Wetwheels Hamble

Wetwheels Hamble is run & led by a team of committed volunteers. We build people with disabilities confidence by providing the opportunity to access the sea in a fun, safe, stimulating and rewarding way on our specially built, fully accessible powerboat. Volunteers take afloat people of all ages and all disabilities. Our water-based...

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Celebrity Charity Champion

Amy Nuttall

The Brain Tumour Charity

Amy, best known for her appearances in Mr Bates vs The Post Office, in Emmerdale and international hit series, Downton Abbey, became a cherished celebrity supporter of The Brain Tumour Charity in January 2024. What’s less known is Amy’s talent as a singer and after tragically losing her beloved mum, Elaine, to a glioblastoma brain tu...

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Anton Du Beke

The Sick Children's Trust

Anton Du Beke started supporting The Sick Children’s Trust in 2020 when he kindly donated a dancing lesson for our online auction. The winner of the dance lesson prize was a young girl whose family had stayed in one of our ‘Homes from Home’ when she was seriously ill in hospital. Anton not only had the dance lesson with this seven-year...

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Bear Grylls OBE

The Scout Association

Bear Grylls OBE is the Chief Scout: the inspirational face of Scouts, the UK’s largest youth movement. This year, Bear celebrates his 15th anniversary as Chief Scout. It’s also been one of his most impactful years yet, helping the movement grow by 8,800 young people, with 4% growth in front line adult volunteers. Levering his excep...

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Gabby Logan MBE

Muscular Dystrophy UK

Sports anchor, podcaster and author, Gabby Logan MBE is the President of Muscular Dystrophy UK, the leading charity for more than 110,000 children and adults in the UK living with one of over 60 muscle wasting and weakening conditions. As a charity we share expert advice and support people to live well now; fund groundbreaking resear...

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Giovanna Fletcher

CoppaFeel!

For nine years Giovanna Fletcher has been the most incredible patron and ambassador for the breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! Gi leads the flagship fundraising event 'CoppaTrek with Gi,' which takes hundreds of participants affected by breast cancer on the trip of a lifetime, trekking in places like the Himalaya's, Sahara Desert, Oman, ...

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Jamie Laing

RNID

In January 2024, RNID partnered with Radio 1 presenter and entrepreneur Jamie Laing, who's struggled with tinnitus for over eight years, to raise awareness and funds for tinnitus research. Tinnitus affects over 7 million UK adults and can be triggered by stress or over exposure to loud noise. RNID sought to engage a wider and younger a...

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Tony Christie

The Utley Foundation

We are proud to nominate singing legend Tony Christie, for his work with Music for Dementia, the campaign to make music an integral part of dementia care. At 81, he works harder than anyone in showbiz. He gives his time for free, has never said no and always asks ‘what can I do next?’ But most of all he deserves this award for how h...

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Charity Chair Of The Year

Chris Monk

Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity

Chris Monk is coming to the end of his term as Chair of Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity trustees and winning this award would be a fantastic way to recognise his dedication and achievements during his time at the charity. As a former member of NHS staff at Bristol’s hospitals, Chris has a real connection to the cause. He’s been a t...

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Dave Seal

Band of Builders

Dave Seal is the chair of the board of trustees for Band of Builders (BoB) – an award-winning charity that completes practical projects to help members of the UK construction industry who are battling illness or injury. A big part of the charity since its early days, he has got involved in practical projects, has served as a general t...

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Dr Mounir Hakimi

Action For Humanity

Dr Mounir Hakimi, born in England, and raised in Syria, has dedicated his life to supporting humanitarian causes. As a medical doctor, Mounir founded Action For Humanity (previously Syria Relief) in 2012, seeking to leverage his expertise to save the lives of those who had been caught up in devastating conflict in his adopted home. Th...

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Laura Sandys

The Food Foundation

Laura Sandys CBE, founding chair of The Food Foundation, has led the organisation from its small beginnings to its 10th birthday with an incredible record of impact. She had a vision for an organisation which would change the food system to make it easier for everyone in Britain, particularly those on a low income, to secure access to...

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Charity Chief Executive

Caroline O'Connor

Migrant Help

At Migrant Help, we support those affected by displacement and exploitation, helping them recover and thrive. Our services include asylum support, aid for trafficking and slavery victims, refugee resettlement, and the EU Settlement Scheme. Caroline joined as COO in 2017 and became CEO in 2020. She guided the organisation through the pa...

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Chris Sherwood

RSPCA

Chris Sherwood is an authentic and visionary leader who has lead a transformational change at the RSPCA - a 200 year old institution. From governance to finance, operations to brand, culture to strategy; Chris has led a programme of significant change, taking the organisation from a troubled and difficult time, into a new era of impa...

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Craig Jones

Royal Osteoporosis Society

Craig Jones became CEO of the Royal Osteoporosis Society in March 2020, five days before the first lockdown. He recognized that osteoporosis services in the NHS were in a chronic state of crisis, and that ROS’s support services would never be able to offset the harm caused by 90,000 people missing out on bone drugs. Craig radically r...

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Dr Nooralhaq Nasimi

Afghanistan and Central Asian Association

Dr Nooralhaq Nasimi MBE has devoted the past 25 years of his life to setting up, building and growing a highly successful charity - the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA) – and still works tirelessly to help Afghan, Ukrainian and all refugees to Britain to initially overcome the devastation of being forced to leave their...

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Ian Thwaites

Level Water

Ian founded Level Water in 2012. He started the charity after the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. He believes sport helps children to learn a lot of skills that will help them throughout life, and wanted to help more children have positive sporting experiences. After seeing the injustices that disabled children faced in...

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Kris Healey

Spadework

Kris, CEO of Spadework, has been instrumental in transforming the charity into a cornerstone of community support in Kent. Established in 1984, Spadework's mission is to provide opportunities for adults with learning and other disabilities, those living with dementia, and adults experiencing problems with their mental health. Celebrati...

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Michelle Hill

TLC: Talk, Listen, Change

In 2017 Michelle became CEO of TLC. Michelle was completely invested in creating the charity which supports safe, healthy and happy relationships through counselling, wellbeing programmes and domestic abuse services. During that time and ever since, she’s had the unfaltering support of her staff and board thanks to her values-led appr...

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Samir Patel

Comic Relief

Samir Patel joined Comic Relief as its CEO just over three years ago in March 2021, and in that time has overseen a new strategy, a turnaround in fundraising results, a more engaged workforce and a focus on diversity and equity. After years of declining income and multiple restructures, Samir’s tenure has seen the first year-on-year in...

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Communications Team Of The Year

Brand & Marketing Team - Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity

Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity

The communications team at Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity is a small team pushing the boundaries to achieve big things. The team is made up of four individuals – Sarah, Faye, Leanne and Matt. Despite being a small team, they have achieved some incredible results in the last year and haven’t been afraid to try new things – from la...

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Communications Team

Motability Foundation

The Motability Foundation is a national charity that carries out grant-giving, research and innovation to make transport accessible for all disabled people. Three years ago, we had two main activities. First was overseeing the Motability Scheme, a car-leasing scheme for eligible disabled people. It has 750,000 customers and is run by...

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Communications Team

British Heart Foundation

In the last five years, a global pandemic has shaken the world and transformed how we live, work and shop. A cost-of-living crisis has compounded an already challenging and changing fundraising market. And people with heart disease, faced with the biggest heart care crisis in living memory, have needed the British Heart Foundation (BHF...

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External Communications Team

Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs has a unique brand challenge. We are well-known for our beloved dogs, but we are actually a disability charity – supporting people with sight loss to live the life they choose. This requires an ambitious and creative external communications strategy to make our cause and brand more relevant, to grow our awareness and reach. ...

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Hospice UK's communications team

Hospice UK

Despite being a £1.6 billion sector that’s treasured by local communities, the UK’s hospices get left behind. Left behind by funders, by government, and in the media, for more ‘glamorous’ causes or bigger brand names. This year, Hospice UK’s communications team set out to change that. We secured more media coverage for hospices than...

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Marketing, Media and Communications

Street Child

Street Child’s communication team has played a pivotal role in advancing the organisation’s work to support the education and protection of children, often in crisis and conflict contexts. Operating across more than 25 countries, this dedicated team of eight has amplified Street Child’s message through various channels, driving fundrai...

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North Devon Hospice Marketing & Communications Team

North Devon Hospice

A complete transformation in communications. In just one year, this small team of four has: - Developed and rolled out a complete rebrand (designed in-house, no less) - Delivered a radical new social media strategy - Doubled the number of patient/family stories - Delivered record fundraising participant numbers - Managed a new webs...

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