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#BestYouCanBe fundraisers recognised at IoF National Fundraising Awards

Highly successful fundraising charities, teams and individuals were recognised at the National Fundraising Awards, held in London on the first day of the Institute of Fundraising’s National Fundraising Convention. Over 2,500 fundraisers attend Convention.
The winners of the 23rd annual awards were announced at a ceremony hosted by comedian Shappi Khorsandi.
The awards reflected this year’s Convention theme which was “Best you can be“, emphasising the need for fundraisers continously to improve, learn and achieve more.
Kevin Kibble, Chair of the National Fundraising Awards Judging Panel, said:

“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”.

Lifetime Achievement

The  Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Stephen Pidgeon, a leading figure in the sector. Not known for his lack of words, he was clearly touched as he accepted the award on stage. He served for many years as trustee of the Institute of Fundraising and as Chair of the Institute’s Standards Committee, during which time he led a review of the Codes of Practice that resulted in 28 different Codes being turned into one Code.
Professor Adrian Sargeant, said:


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“Stephen’s contribution to the profession of fundraising has been genuinely distinctive. He has touched the future of the profession, but also through that, the lives of many thousands of people in this country who are no longer the target of poor quality solicitations and communications. He has worked tirelessly to create new fundraising standards that have had a profound impact on our sector, being highly successful in influencing change for the better. He is a prolific author and speaker and devotes many hours to serving the development needs of others; helping them enhance the quality of experience they are able to offer their donors.”

Winners 2015

Best Business-Charity Partnership (Sponsored by Discover Adventure)
Shelter and British Gas – Better Homes for Britain
Best Individual Giving Campaign (Sponsored by Response One)
Cancer Research UK – 2014 #Selfie Donor Journey
Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign (Sponsored by Tangible)
Unicef UK – Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Partnership
Best Legacy Campaign
CLIC Sargent – One Day…
Best Use of Digital (Sponsored by Barclays)
Sightsavers – A Million Miracles Launch
Best Use of Events (Sponsored by Skyline Events)
War Child – Passport Back to the Bars
Best Use of Insight (Sponsored by ON Agency)
Sightsavers – Doubling Cash Income
Fundraising Charity of the Year (Large) (Sponsored by Valldata)
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Fundraising Charity of the Year (Small) (Sponsored by Policy Bee)
Beating Bowel Cancer
Best Fundraising Newcomer (Sponsored by The Woods Group)
Hannah-Polly Williams
Best Volunteer Fundraiser (Sponsored by UK Fundraising)
Paula and Robert Maguire

(l-r) Sir Stewart Etherington, Robert and Paula Maguire, Howard Lake

(l-r) Sir Stewart Etherington, Robert and Paula Maguire, Howard Lake

Best Young Fundraiser (Sponsored by Media Lab)
Charlie Doherty
The Gill Astarita Fundraiser of the Year (Sponsored by The Production Hub Ltd)
Louise McCathie
Lifetime Contribution Award (Sponsored by PTF)
Stephen Pidgeon