Third sector organisations from across the UK have joined together to celebrate the Institute of Fundraising National Fundraising Awards 2015.
The 23rd annual awards ceremony rewarded fundraising success stories from across the sector, including recognition for teams and individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to charitable initiatives.
The awards ceremony took place as part of the three day IoF National Fundraising convention.
Kevin Kibble, chair of the National Fundraising Awards Judging Panel said: “The IoF National Awards are about celebrating the very best of fundraising over the last year.
“Being part of the fundraising profession makes me feel immensely proud, and at a time when our profession is under scrutiny to an extent we have never known before, tonight we have honoured some of the very best in charity fundraising, showing just how good we can be and helping make the world a better place for all.
Best Business-Charity Partnership: Shelter and British Gas – Better Homes for Britain
Best Individual Giving Campaign: Cancer Research UK – 2014 #Selfie Donor Journey
Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign: Unicef UK – Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Partnership
Best Legacy Campaign: CLIC Sargent – One Day…
Best Use of Digital: Sightsavers – A Million Miracles Launch
Best Use of Events: War Child – Passport Back to the Bars
Best Use of Insight: Sightsavers – Doubling Cash Income
Large Fundraising Charity of the Year: Alzheimer’s Research UK
Small Fundraising Charity of the Year: Beating Bowel Cancer
Best Fundraising Newcomer: Hannah-Polly Williams
Best Volunteer Fundraiser: Paula and Robert Maguire
Best Young Fundraiser: Charlie Doherty
The Gill Astarita Fundraiser of the Year: Louise McCathie
Lifetime Contribution Award: Stephen Pidgeon
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