Beacon, the charitable initiative that aims to raise the profile of philanthropy in the UK, has reported a very encouraging response to its call for nominations for the inaugural Beacon Prize, which will be awarded later this year.
Beacon has received over 750
nominations for philanthropists and givers from across the UK. The final judging will take place on 30th September.
A number of the UK’s leading charities are represented in the nominations as
well as a whole host of smaller charities and new charitable enterprises. “These nominations really reflect the diversity of giving in the UK and show us to be a true nation of philanthropists,” commented chief executive officer, Emily Stonor. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response and we would
like to thank all of those who have made nominations. To us, everyone who has been nominated is a winner in their own right.”
David Charters, Chair of Trustees added: “Our youngest nominee is 11 and our oldest is 103.”
Nominations for the Beacon Prize 2003 are now closed, but nomination forms for the Beacon Prize 2004 will be available
later in 2003.