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Nominations for Northern Ireland fundraising awards sought

Nominations for Northern Ireland fundraising awards sought

The Institute of Fundraising Northern , in association with Unity Trust Bank, is calling on nominations for its Annual Fundraising .

Nominations are sought in four categories; Fundraising Event of the Year; Fundraising Partnership of the Year; IoF Professional Fundraiser of the Year; The Bryan Walliker Fundraising Volunteer of the Year.

Marcus Cooper, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising , said the awards acknowledge innovation, creativity and the impact of successful partnerships and events, and recognise the outstanding achievements of all fundraiser.

Mencap’s event “The Y Factor” scooped the Fundraising Event Award in 2009. Appealing to a very broad range of Belfast businesses the event was unique and entertaining and raised £16,858. Heather Pollock, a volunteer fundraiser with Clic Sargent NI was crowned Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year.

The deadline for nominations is Thursday 18th November 2010. The winners will be announced at the Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland Awards Lunch on Wednesday 1st December.

Further information on the awards can be had by contacting Arlene Creighton at 028 9075 8131 or email

Paul Artherton has a BA (Hons) Degree from Queen’s University and a MA Degree in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University. He has worked in PR and fundraising for over 27 years. Previously assistant director for fundraising and public relations at the Simon Community Northern Ireland for seven years, for the last 17 years he has run his own fundraising consultancy business specialising in fundraising, sponsorship, public relations and recruitment. His clients have included charities, private sector and public bodies. Examples include the Ulster Cancer Foundation, Simon Communities of Ireland, NI Hospice, North and West Belfast Health and Social Services Trust, Aiken Promotions, the Industrial Development Board and the Ulster Museum. He has lectured on voluntary sector management at Queens University Belfast Institute for Continuing Education. Since 2010 Paul has been a lay member of the NI Charity Tribunal.

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