Last week some of the best in Scottish fundraising was celebrated at the Scottish Fundraising Awards, held during the Institute of Fundraising Scotland’s annual Convention in Glasgow.
The awards, which are free to enter, are designed to recognise Scotland’s best fundraisers and celebrate their success.
Gary Kernahan, Chair of the Scottish Conference Committee, said:
“All across Scotland we have charities providing vital services that so many people are dependent on. This important work undertaken by charities is only possible thanks to the people who work so hard to raise funds. We have some of the very best fundraisers here in Scotland and these awards will recognise and celebrate success in fundraising.”
The winners were selected from a shortlist.
Voluntary Fundraising Group of the Year
Craig Gowans Memorial Fund, Sick Kids Friends Foundation
Best Donor Development Campaign
Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival Patrons
Best Use of Event of Community Fundraising Initiative
Breast Cancer Care Scotland, The Show
Best Partner Relationship (Corporate or Trust)
Sponsored by Bruce Tait Associates, the award went to Aberlour and Sainsbury’s Bank.
Best Marketing & Communication Campaign
Sponsored by Nexus Direct, the award went to EMMS International, Sunday’s Child Campaign
Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year
Aidan McCallum, Scottish Huntington’s Association
McCallum said afterwards:
“I think everyone should put in time to fundraising – you’re not just putting time into helping people in need, you feel so amazing after you’ve done it!”
— Kirsty Connell-Skinner (@Kirsty_CSk) October 6, 2015
— CharityJob (@CharityJob) October 6, 2015