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Chartered Institute of Fundraising Chilterns Awards

On Thursday 10 December 2020 we were delighted to celebrate the second annual Chartered Institute of Fundraising Chilterns Awards. After a difficult year for so many, it was wonderful to come together (albeit virtually) to applaud the fantastic fundraisers living and working in the Chilterns who make the world a better place.

Thank you to everyone who nominated in the six different categories. 50% more nominations were received this year compared to the 2019 Awards. And the standard was high! The judges had a very tough job.

the winners

Young Fundraiser of the Year

Winner - Henry Letts on behalf of Pace Child and Family Therapy Services

Highly commended – Scarlett Rose-Higgs on behalf of Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Judged by Helen Trenchard, Community Fundraising Consultant.

Rising Star

Winner - Kirsty Wood, Philanthropy Officer at Child Bereavement UK

Highly commended - Andy White, Events Fundraising Assistant & Data Officer at WheelPower – British Wheelchair Sport

Highly commended – Brogan Woodward, Trusts Co-ordinator at Spinal Injuries Association

Judged by Helen Gray, Foundation Director at Hertfordshire Community Foundation.

Fundraiser in the Community

Winner – Peter and Ellie Marland on behalf of Helen & Douglas House

Highly commended – Patrick Burke on behalf of the Chilterns MS Centre

Highly commended – The Morrisroe Family on behalf of Helen & Douglas House

Judged by Nikki Wrench, Family Engagement Manager at Make A Wish UK.

Fundraising Team of the Year

Winner (income under £500k) – Homestart Hertfordshire

Winner (income over £500k) – Child Bereavement UK

Highly commended (income under £500k) – Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice

Highly commended  (income over £500K) – Helen & Douglas House

Income under £500k judged by Kath Abrahams, Director of Engagement & Fundraising at Diabetes UK, income over £500k judged by Ryan Bromley, Partner at Good Innovation.

Fundraiser of the Year

Winner – Nathan Swift, Regional Community Fundraiser, Ronald MacDonald House Charities

Highly commended – Anna Driver, Trusts and Grants Manager, Child Bereavement UK

Highly commended – Leah Lewis, Fundraising and Events Consultant, until September 2020 Community Fundraiser, WheelPower – British Wheelchair Sport 

Judged by Sofia Sheikh, Charity Director at West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust.

Special Contribution

This year the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Chilterns committee also wanted to recognise the incredible contribution made by a fundraiser who has really gone above and beyond to support her fellow fundraisers in this most difficult and strange of years.

The Special Contribution Award goes to Nikki Wrench, Family Engagement Manager at Make A Wish UK. Nikki set up the amazing ‘Furloughed Fundraisers Facebook Group’, which proved a lifeline for many fundraisers finding themselves suddenly on furlough. Fundraising is about building connection and Nikki’s actions have demonstrated this most wonderfully. Congratulations and thank you.

Thank you to all of our winners and nominees. And thank you to our incredible judges. We are humbled and amazed by what you have all achieved this year.

See you next year for the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Chilterns Awards 2021! 

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