Winners 2017

Excellence Awards


For more than 20 years FareShare has been rescuing good, in-date, surplus food and delivering it out to community groups and charities across the UK, who then transform this predominantly fresh food into delicious, nutritious meals for vulnerable people as well as provide life-changing support. Notably in 2016 we doubled the number ...

Auditory Verbal UK

Auditory Verbal UK (AVUK) is transforming the lives of deaf children across the UK. Its innovative programme is enabling deaf children to get an equal start at school and have the same opportunities in life as their hearing peers.

Far too many deaf children in the UK are underachieving at school, at risk of bullying, suffer poor mental h...

Langley House Trust

Langley is a leading offender rehabilitation charity. Our aim is to create radical transformation in the lives of men and women in the Criminal Justice system so that they reintegrate into society and live crime-free. We do this because we believe in the value and worth of every single person in society and that someone’s history should not d...

The Scout Association

The Scout Association is the UK’s largest mixed youth movement, helping over 457,000 young people enjoy fun and adventure while developing skills for life.

Across 7,000 groups we bring young people together, provide space for them to have fun, discover their talents and make the most of their childhoods. In challenging ...

Street League

As public trust in Charities has diminished over recent years, we must work harder to win back the faith of funders and the public by starting a “transparency revolution”. It is vital that organisations are more open about their true impact, including what they don’t get right so that supporters get a balanced view of how ...


MACS Supporting Children and Young People wanted to showcase our Annual Report that was designed and written by young volunteers in our organisation called the Shadow Board. The Shadow Board wanted a bright vibrant eye catching young person friendly document that their peers were likely to pick up and read but would also demonstrate the variety of ...

Our Story

National Deaf Children's Society

We wanted our funders to better understand the challenges that deaf young people face. So we asked six inspiring young people what it’s like to be deaf, their hopes for the future and how our support has changed their lives. These experiences are at the heart of our 2015/16 impact report, called Our Story.

The report grabs attentio...

Meet Bob

North Devon Hospice

Our annual review has been developed as a tool to educate the local community about the work done by the North Devon Hospice during a patient's journey through end of life care.

We wanted to engage with the community and other health care providers on what can be seen as the 'taboo' subject of death. The aim is to encourage this subj...

A vision within reach


How can we reach everyone everywhere with clean water, toilets and hygiene? ‘A Vision Within Reach’ is the story of our journey to doing just that. And we’re closer than ever before. 

This interactive annual report demonstrates the huge strides we’ve made in reaching the poorest and most marginalised people ...

Campaigning to end child marriage in Malawi

Plan International UK

"Campaigns, petitions and asks for support clog up all of our inboxes – and like many charities, we are aware of the dangers of compassion fatigue and ‘clicktivism’. By completely overhauling how we thought about campaigning, and putting the entire campaign and its creative in the voices of the young women who wou...

Web Guardians

JAN Trust

JAN Trust was founded in 1989 to work with vulnerable women and young people from BAMER and Muslim backgrounds to help them overcome barriers to integration and inclusion so that they can improve their prospects, not only for themselves but for their wider communities.

Through our grassroots community work, we became aware that many wome...

'Our Youth, Our Future' - Strengthening Adolescent and Youth Friendly Health Services

CHIVA Africa

"“There are 320,000 adolescents living with HIV in South Africa. With more than half of all HIV infections occurring in young people, the HIV epidemic in South Africa has largely become a ‘youth epidemic’.” UNAIDS 2015

CHIVA Africa’s mission is that children and adolescents living with HIV receive the c...

Dialling Down Debt

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice successfully campaigned to change the law and improved the practice of mobile phone providers, better protecting consumers in debt. As a direct result of our campaign, people can now set a cap on their mobile phone bill, and the six largest mobile phone providers voluntarily signed up to our Debt Collection Charter. This...

Talking Buses Campaign

Guide Dogs

The Talking Buses campaign aims to enable people with sight loss (and many others) to use buses safely and independently, by calling for audio-visual next stop and final destination announcements (AV) on buses. This technology is vital to independent travel yet currently only 19% of buses have it onboard and the majority of those are in London....

Believe in Me


Barnardo's Believe in Children - it is what we do - each and every day right across the UK. Last year we supported over 248,000 children, young people, parents and carers across our 996 services. In 2016 we celebrated our 150th anniversary. We have come along way since Doctor Thomas Barnardo founded the organisation on the streets o...

Action for Children

Despite being one of the UK’s largest children’s charities helping hundreds of thousands of children, young people and families each year (and despite the long history, edging on 150 years), brand awareness for Action for Children is almost non-existent. Behind closed doors, the charity is well known and highly respected...

United Against Dementia

Alzheimer's Society

I wish most of all for a society, with a big S, which does not still see dementia as a condition to be hidden away and stigmatised, but can accept the openness of someone who says, “Yes, I have dementia and I’m OK”.’

This quote from Shelagh, exemplifies why we decided to rebrand. Shelagh, like ...

The Mix

In 2016, Get Connected and YouthNet merged to form a multi-issue holistic service. We used opportunity to create a new brand, The Mix. This allowed us to engage young people with a dynamic identity, to reflect our extended service offering and to value the legacy of the two original charities.
With the support of M Six we worked with s...

Call in Time

Age UK

There are over 1.2m lonely older people in England. 

Age UK is working to end later life loneliness at a national scale by using digital to help scale their telephone befriending service - Call in Time.

Changing the lives of young women care leavers through work

Working Chance

Working Chance is an award-winning charity and the UK’s only specialist recruitment consultancy for women with criminal convictions. Since 2008, we’ve successfully made over 1,350 job placements and enabled hundreds of women to turn their lives around and support themselves and their families. 

In September 2015, Wor...

Making Justice Affordable

Affordable Justice

Affordable Justice was set up in 2016 to provide high quality legal advice and representation to women and children fleeing domestic violence and abuse, who are no longer eligible for Legal Aid as a result of central government austerity measures. It grew out of feedback from women using domestic violence support services in Hull who were being...

The Origami Migration


World Heritage sites are some of the world’s most precious places, but tragically many of them are under threat from industrial-scale activities like mining and dredging. WWF’s Saving Our Shared Heritage campaign aims to bring these threats to people’s attention, securing greater protection for these incredible places and ...

More People: Amnesty International Communications Strategy

Amnesty International UK

Agency: Eden Stanley

Amnesty International believes that communication is not just the way we tell people about the changes we want to see or that we have created, it's also the means by which we create that change. Communication - motivating people to engage, take action and stand up for Human Rights - is central to our theory of change. In response to amb...

#RealityXmas Christmas Card Campaign

McCann London for Doctors of the World UK

The medical charity Doctors of the World UK's daring 2016 Christmas cards starkly juxtaposed vintage biblical nativity scenes with modern-day photographs of Middle East conflict zones.

The cards, with names including ‘Not So Silent Night’ and ‘The Star of Bedlam’, were designed by advertising agency McCann Lon...

Believe in Me

FCB Inferno for Barnardo's

The world is on fire.
Bad news and shocking imagery is everywhere you look.
It’s no surprise people are turning away.
What can an individual do in the face of all of this?

We’re living in a time of compassion fatigue.
Charities tried and tested methods are under threat.
Something needed to change.
So we ripped up the rulebook o...

Dame Vera Lynn's 100th Birthday

PMW Communications for Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity

PMW Communications working together with the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity

Marketing agency, PMW Communications, worked pro bono for Dame Vera Lynn’s Children’s Charity, which supports children up to the age of five with cerebral palsy and other motor learning difficulties. The aim was to raise £10,000...

Take 10 Together

Munro & Forster Communications for MHFA England

Many with mental ill health are struggling without support, and with an economic cost of £70 billion per year, MHFA England believes mental health deserves parity in the workplace.

The Take 10 Together campaign, created by Munro & Forster Communications, transformed a training course into a mental health movement. Lever...

The true meaning of Christmas

equimedia for The Donkey Sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary ‘True meaning of Christmas’ campaign was created by equimedia to encourage people to become committed supporters by adopting a donkey at Christmas, for themselves or as a gift for a loved one, and raise awareness of the charity’s work. The campaign aim was to achieve 46% of the charity’s annual t...

Cubs100 - The Centenary of Cub Scouts - The Wildest Birthday Ever!

The Scout Association

Throughout 2016, The Scout Association celebrated Cubs100, the centenary of Cub Scouts with local and national events for over 150,000 boys and girls aged 8-10½. 

Rather than simply using this as an internal celebration, we took the decision to launch a major communications campaign to change perceptions of Scouting&#...

Men & Cancer - Don't let cancer ruin your foundations

Macmillan Cancer Support

British men are 60% more likely to develop and 70% more likely to die from cancer than women, yet Macmillan struggle to reach them with cancer information. In May 2016, we launched an integrated two-week communications campaign incorporating traditional and digital PR tactics, improving cancer awareness amongst men and empowering them t...

Yours, Mrs Claus


ActionAid’s revolutionary ‘Yours, Mrs Claus’ Christmas campaign unveiled a brand new approach to audience engagement using the digital medium of the moment – clickbait.

We knew that simply sharing our content over owned media wouldn’t breakthrough the peak Christmas marketing noise, especially for our young ...

Defend Second Transplants

Anthony Nolan

When NHS England declared that there was not enough money to pay for potentially lifesaving stem cell transplants for blood cancer patients whose disease had returned, Anthony Nolan responded with a successful campaign to ensure that funding would not be denied. The ‘Defend Second Transplants’ campaign empowered patients and familie...

Gift A Bundle


Polling suggests that 183 million items of outgrown baby clothing are stashed in UK homes, enough to provide 250 items for each baby born in the UK each year. 

With the average family spending £11,000 on a child’s clothing alone, gifting on outgrown baby clothing has immense potential for reducing waste and supportin...

The Origami Migration


World Heritage sites are some of the world’s most precious places, but many of them are threatened by industrial-scale activities like mining and dredging. One of these is a World Heritage site in Spain – Doñana National Park. There were plans to dredge the nearby river with potentially devastating consequences, threateni...


British Heart Foundation

Alongside Twitter the British Heart Foundation developed the worlds first campaign powered by 'Likes'. 

#RestartaHeart used gamification to bring a powerful message to thousands of people around survival rates and the urgent need to train people to deliver CPR and to be confident when the moment comes to put that training in action....


Beehive (CAST)

Beehive is a family of tools and technology that uses open data to help match charitable organisations to eligible funders. It helps grant givers and applicants save time, prevent waste from ineligible applications, and make better decisions with greater knowledge of the options available to them.

Beehive is helping thousands of charitie...

Here I Am


Mencap represent the 1.4 million people with a learning disability in the UK, who want to be valued equally, listened to and included. The ‘Here I Am’ campaign was all about raising awareness and understanding amongst 24 - 35 year olds, of those with a learning disability. 

Powered by TV, cinema, online video...

First Aid with Amazon Alexa

British Red Cross

Being able to respond rapidly to opportunities and innovate with new technology is an important part of the British Red Cross’ digital transformation journey. Recognising the behavioural shift that voice recognition technology brings to the way in which we consume content, we felt there was a real opportunity for us to innovate with our f...

My Oxfam app

Oxfam GB

Oxfam launched the My Oxfam app in January 2017, a market-first approach that has since been touted as a potential game changer. 

The app is focused on offering Oxfam supporters an all-new level of transparency and control, in a format fit for the charitable donor of 2017. 

The app offers bite-size, people-led visual con...

The Gone For Good charity app

Reason Digital

Our aim is to make donating goods as easy as donating cash, Gone for Good is a way to make unwanted stuff disappear using a smartphone - and do some good at the same time.

You can connect with local charities who will arrange to collect the goods from your home and resell them in charity shops to raise vital funds for causes like medical res...

The Grand Appeal

Founded in 1995, The Grand Appeal has raised £50 million to save lives and support over 100,000 sick children and babies treated yearly at Bristol Children’s Hospital and its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Working in partnership with Aardman Animations, the charity provides pioneering medical equipment; ensuring Bristo...

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is the only organisation dedicated to regenerating Britain’s coalfield communities. Since 1999 the organisation has invested nearly £300m in activities that have supported over 25,000 people back into work, created over 5,000 jobs, improved the skills of over 1m people and benefitted ove...

St Andrew's First Aid Training and Supplies

St Andrew’s First Aid Training and Supplies Ltd is a social enterprise that delivers high quality first aid training and supplies at dedicated training centres across Scotland. We have recently introduced our first aid online learning courses which opens up these vital skills to a new, wider audience. In just four years the organisation h...

Local Hospice Lottery

The similar objectives shared by the 200+ hospices across the UK have fostered a culture of cooperation within the hospice movement. Local Hospice Lottery has combined this collaborative spirit with its entrepreneurial outlook and existing expertise in running a lottery, to establish an innovative fast growing business with hospice care at its ...

Croydon Capital Appeal


Agency: Catalyst Works

Croydon may not immediately come to mind when thinking of the areas of greatest need in London, but the numbers of rough sleepers and levels of deprivation are some of the worst to be found.

Crisis was determined to place itself at the heart of this urgent need. By opening a Skylight centre we can offer a safe place for hundreds of homeless ...

Christmas Appeal 2016


Agency: Ogilvy

Centrepoint’s fully integrated Christmas 2016 campaign targeted both new and existing donors with the aim of generating £1m in unrestricted cash income for Centrepoint. The campaign ran for the third quarter (October-December) of the 2016-17 financial year. The campaign sought to portray the authentic, often shocking, issues fac...

CARE - Dana: Another Human Being

CARE International UK

Agency: WPN Chameleon

A deeply human, individual approach to the refugee crisis. The campaign set out to stand out against; a backdrop of extremely negative media-coverage about refugees, a crowded fundraising marketplace in the build up to Christmas and beyond and a target audience showing concerns over various fundraising techniques. The campaign adopted a dif...

Christmas campaign 2016


Agency: Different Kettle

Three Christmases ago, Macmillan broke all of its previous cash appeal records by breaking the million-pound mark with one appeal. Last Christmas we smashed that record again – upping the income by over 17%.

We did it by telling the incredible story of Liam and his three Christmases with cancer, including the creation of a beautifu...

Crisis at Christmas


Agency: Catalyst Works

Crisis at Christmas raises money to open Crisis at Christmas centres welcoming over 4,200 homeless guests, and provide services all year round to help people out of homelessness for good.

Every year the campaign is refined – whether through better targeted media and print buying or analysis of the best postcodes for doordrops. And ...

The Great Street Feast

Freedom from Torture

In June 2016 Freedom from Torture joined forces with two award winning chefs, Paul Merrett and Anton Manganaro, for an unusual twist on the traditional charity dinner format, and the result was The Great Street Feast. Held at BAFTA in London’s Piccadilly, gourmet street food by leading chefs and traditional breads and chutneys...

Christmas Jumper Day

Save the Children

Here at Save the Children, we’ve figured out that sometimes the best way to tackle a serious problem is to do something really silly. And on Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day on 16th December 2016, schools, homes and offices everywhere took their silliness very seriously. People were up all night wrapping tinsel round t...

Evelina London Zip

Evelina London Children's Hospital

Evelina London Zip was an iconic, unique event on an epic scale. On Friday 2nd December 2016, 21 fearless fundraisers zipwired across the River Thames from the roof of St Thomas’ Hospital, past the Houses of Parliament to Victoria Tower Gardens. The zipwire raised over £1million for Evelina London Children’s Hospital&#...

Memory Walk

Alzheimer's Society

Memory Walk is a traditional style, free to enter sponsored walk that the whole family including dogs can take part in. In the last 3 years, Memory Walk has tripled its income from £2.3m to £6.6m in 2016. 
As one of the fastest growing mass participation charitable events in the UK last year, by 77%, it shows the p...

The Animal Ball

Elephant Family

Hosted by Elephant Family in partnership with Selfridges, The Animal Ball is London’s most inspired and creative tribute to the animal kingdom and Europe’s biggest conservation fundraiser. On 22nd November 2016 40 of London’s finest restaurants, private members clubs and notable private homes simultaneously held animal-ins...

Rocket Science

Royal Horticultural Society Campaign for School Gardening

On 3 September 2015, one million rocket seeds launched into space on Soyuz 44S. On 15 December 2015 they were joined by British European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut Tim Peake as he began his six month mission on board the International Space Station (ISS).

On the seeds’ return to Earth in March 2016, they were sent to 8,600 sc...


Healthwatch Bucks

Agency: Green Banana Marketing

How do you get local families to talk to a very small organisation which they may not have heard of, about their health and social care? Healthwatch Bucks’ reach was small and it needed more feedback - so a new creative approach was needed. With a budget of £25,000, Green Banana Marketing (with a team of three) and Healthwat...

All About Trans

On Road Media

All About Trans has transformed the visibility and portrayal of transgender people in the UK media. Its work with the trans community and the media since 2011 resulted in great outcomes in 2016 including the first trans character in EastEnders, played by a trans actor, and the second series of trans-themed sitcom Boy Meets Girl. Both were d...

Autism Life Dogs

Autism Life Dogs is a non-profit organisation making a big impact on the lives of children and families with autism through special canine companionships.

Our assistance dogs are trained in a unique therapy programme of games, activities and interventions to aid the development of physical, cognitive, life and social skills; support ...

The Bike Project

The Bike Project’s mission is to get refugees cycling. Every year 13,500 asylum seekers arrive in London and 27,500 bikes are abandoned. By refurbishing these bikes, The Bike Project helps one of the UK’s most vulnerable groups.
Claiming asylum in the UK can take years, during which time asylum seekers are forbidden to ...

Pregnancy Sickness Support

Pregnancy Sickness Support (PSS) is a small charity supporting women across the UK who suffer from pregnancy sickness and specifically hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). With an income of around £35k pa and one employee working alongside their chairperson the impact the charity is having on a national scale is phenomenal. With a helpline, Peer ...

British Hen Welfare Trust

The British Hen Welfare Trust was founded in 2005 with the aim of re-homing ex-commercial hens as pets. Since then the charity has re-homed more than 560,000 hens, all of whom have gone on to live out their free range retirements as much-loved pets in people's back gardens. The majority of these hens had lived in cages their entire live...

Partnership Awards

Clifford Chance

In 2016, recognising their shared commitment to protecting children in war, leading law firm Clifford Chance LLP and Save the Children harnessed the power of their strategic partnership to help procure, equip, and launch a Search and Rescue Vessel to help save the lives of those fleeing conflict, poverty, and persecution acr...

Penningtons Manches

Our Charities team was formed in April 2016, with a clear goal from the outset to provide a straightforward and common-sense service, combined with a deep understanding of our clients’ charitable motivation and priorities. 
We have been instructed by over half of the Oxbridge Colleges, universities, schools, charitab...

Lawfield Community Project

Lawfield Primary School is situated in Mayfield, Midlothian. Lawfield is a new school created in 2008 following the merger of two local primary schools. It has a school roll of 380. The majority of pupils are experiencing socio-economic disadvantage with 33% of pupils eligible for free school meals. Attainment in literacy is poor – for ex...

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Company Shop

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is the only organisation dedicated to regenerating Britain’s coalfield communities. Since 1999 the organisation has invested nearly £300m in activities that have supported over 25,000 people back into work, created over 5,000 jobs, improved the skills of over 1m people and benefitted ove...

Roses 2017

Roses is an annual varsity contest between York and Lancaster Universities, stemming from the War of the Roses.The 2017,53rd contest took a different approach, with the institutions putting sporting rivalries aside to work together as one team to promote an important message around mental health. With the prevalence of mental health iss...

Hospice Quality Partnership

The hospice sector in the UK continues to face considerable challenge in the face of rapidly rising demand; unmet need; inequality of access to care; complexity and cost of care; and continuing pressure on income.

With the statutory contribution to the costs of running charitable adult hospices averaging only 33% and even less at 17% for childre...

PHBs and the End of Life Pathway

Research shows that whilst most people wish to die at home, more than half will die in the unfamiliar surroundings of a hospital. This costs on average £23,000 more per person for the last year of care than dying elsewhere.

In 2016, third sector organisations and NHS commissioners explored how they could support a person’...

Macmillan Cancer Support and npower

Over 1 in 3* people diagnosed with cancer in the last two years say they feel the cold more. The side effects of cancer treatment – like weight or hair loss – can make it harder to keep warm, meaning patients often need to turn the heat up. This can have an impact on energy bills, at a time when it may be impossible to work. Wor...

WellChild and GSK

Across the UK, more than 100,000 children and young people are living with serious illness, or exceptional health needs. Many spend months, even years in hospital simply because there is no support to get them home.

2016 was a landmark year for a partnership that originally set out to make a meaningful impact on the lives of thes...

Working Chance and Pret A Manger

Working Chance is an award-winning charity and the UK’s only specialist recruitment consultancy for women with criminal convictions and young women care leavers. Since 2008, we’ve successfully made over 1,350 job placements and enabled hundreds of women to turn their lives around and support themselves and their families.


Marie Curie and Yorkshire Building Society

In June 2014, Yorkshire Building Society and Marie Curie launched the Hour of Need fundraising campaign.

Hour of Need was the Society’s most ambitious charity campaign in its 152 year history and enabled Marie Curie Nurses to provide even more vital support for people living with a terminal illness and their families across the UK.


FareShare and Tesco

FareShare is a UK-wide charity that tackles food waste and hunger by redistributing good food that might otherwise go to waste, to frontline charities and community groups that support vulnerable people – including homeless shelters, children’s breakfast clubs, older people's lunch clubs and domestic violence refuges. Th...

The Prince's Trust and NatWest

2016 was the most impactful year of the NatWest and The Trust’s 17-year partnership. Last year the partnership value totalled just under £1.8 million with a portion of this enabling over 700 young entrepreneurs to access the Enterprise programme and receive a package of training and mentoring. Employee engagement was at its highest with...

Talent Awards

Steve and Helen Backshall

World Land Trust

Separately, BBC Natural History presenter Steve Backshall and his wife, Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover have both been exceptional Charity Champions for World Land Trust (WLT). This past year they have worked together to raise awareness and funds for wildlife conservation through the charity, and WLT believes that they are jointly ...

Martin Clunes OBE

Macmillan Cancer Support

September has become synonymous with World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, Macmillan Cancer Support’s flagship fundraiser now in its 27th year. For more than a decade, Macmillan has been thrilled to be able to count on the support one of the UK’s most recognisable television actors in raising awareness of WBCM, the inimitabl...

Bear Grylls

The Scout Association

Bear Grylls is the UK Chief Scout, the inspirational figurehead of 620,000 members across the UK. Appointed in July 2009, at the age of 34, he is the youngest person ever to hold this role.

Since his appointment, Bear has overseen a period of unprecedented growth, transforming Scouting into the UK’s largest mixed yo...

Paul O'Grady

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Paul O’Grady is unquestionably helping transform the country into a nation of animal lovers thanks in no small part to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s immensely popular Bafta-nominated ITV series ‘Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs’ which first aired in 2012. Paul is truly committed to promoting rescue dogs and speaki...

Deborah Alsina MBE

Bowel Cancer UK

Deborah Alsina MBE is an excellent candidate for the Third Sector Excellence Awards CEO of the Year.


Eight years ago Bowel Cancer UK was facing enormous challenges on almost every front (financially, strategically and operationally) with closure being a real possibility. Throughout this time, Deborah has worked tirelessly to tu...

Judith Moran

Quaker Social Action

Judith Moran, chief executive of Quaker Social Action understands that poverty and inequality are complex issues, with devastating impacts on our society. For many leaders this represents an insurmountable challenge but Judith’s compassion and creativity forge a pragmatic and imaginative response.

Judith looks straight through dehu...

Phil Maguire

Prison Radio Association

Phil Maguire believes that radio can change lives; no-one in either the radio industry or the charitable sector has done more to prove it. In doing so, he has introduced this unique medium to one of the most marginalised of audiences, with inspirational results.

Phil is the founding Chief Executive of the Prison Radio Association (PRA)&#...

Sophie Andrews

The Silver Line Helpline

Sophie Andrews was approached to set up The Silver Line by ChildLine founder Dame Esther Rantzen and took up her first CEO role in September 2012.

In just over three years she has achieved the extraordinary in delivering Esther’s vision of ‘a ChildLine for older people’ from scratch – starting with a small-scale pilot in ...

Anna Rose Barker

The British Youth Council

The British Youth Council has undergone a period of significant change and Anna has led the charity through this time. Anna was instrumental in managing the positive exit of a long-standing Chief Executive and the successful induction of a new Chief Executive. Alongside this she has steered the charity through reviewing and improving its governance...

Angela Style

Endometriosis UK

Angela Style, Chair of Endometriosis UK - a national charity providing support and information to the 1.5m women who have the gynaecological condition endometriosis and partners, families and healthcare professionals supporting them - is a diligent leader and facilitator of the charity Board. She has led the charity though considerable...

Christopher Outram


Chris Outram has chaired the Board of Trustees at Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity, since 2011. When he joined the Board, Beat was a small charity with a solid reputation and enormous potential to achieve more. Chris encouraged bold thinking about where the charity might go, agreeing strategic investment to hugely and su...

Electrical Safety First

In May 2016, Electrical Safety First moved responsibility for its media activity in-house, with the small team managing eight campaigns as well as reacting quickly to breaking news stories. The in-house team also developed social images, quizzes and videos and worked with a specialist agency for more complex digital content.


Royal Trinity Hospice

Royal Trinity Hospice’s communications team was founded only eighteen months ago with the remit of raising awareness of the charity and the role of hospices, and improving the local communities’ relationship with death and dying.

Overcoming hurdles like limited capacity, a lack of experience, a taboo subject matter and be...

Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

GOSH Charity’s communications team has punched above its weight to deliver our most ambitious programme ever, smashing targets and helping achieve record levels of income.


The Sainsbury’s Christmas campaign was a perfect fit for our message of keeping families together, and the £550,000 we generated helped...

Naomi House & Jacksplace

Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices for children and young adults employ a small communications team comprising one marketing manager, a marketing executive and a digital marketing executive.

The communications team take an innovative approach to meeting and exceeding their aims and objectives. Sitting within the hospice’s fundraisin...

Amnesty International

The Finance Team is comprised of ambitious people, driven by a desire to create real impact by supporting Amnesty International to campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We work in collaboration with other organisational support colleagues to provide value-creating business partnering services for our human rights researche...

Carers Leeds

Within the last 2 years, the finance team at Carers Leeds have navigated a radical change within the organisations finance structure and have implemented systems that have not only met the needs of the workforce but also flourished into a smooth running professional service.


They are dedicated to supporting Carers Leeds to reach it...


In 5 years Crisis’ relatively small fundraising team of 40 has increased gross income from £16.5m to nearly £32m and grown net income by 71%. They have increased the supporter base by 276,157 people, and shown significant growth across multiple income streams including individual giving, major donors, trusts, c...


As a youth homelessness charity, the third quarter (which we define as October to December) of every financial year is the most crucial period for Centrepoint’s fundraising activity. As well as Christmas, it contains the colder months during which homelessness is more prominent in public consciousness. The best way to examine Centrepo...

Jonathan Spiers


In less than two years, Jon has positioned Autistica as the leading autism research charity in Europe, with 450% income growth year-on-year, more cutting-edge science funded than ever before, new scientific priorities defined by the entire autism community, demonstrable impact on UK and US autism funding and policy, a doubli...

Stephen Hale

Refugee Action

Stephen joined in February 2015. Within four months he faced the closure of a programme providing over 80% of total income. Yet two years on Refugee Action has a compelling strategy and programme achieving substantial positive changes for asylum seekers and refugees in the UK. His vision and leadership has made this possible.


Refugee A...

Jonathan Pauling

Alexandra Rose Charity

When century-old Alexandra Rose Charity (ARC) sought a new, modern, hands-on mission, it turned to Jonathan to develop its new focus - tackling food poverty and promoting healthy eating.


Jonathan’s passion and expertise honed from experience at the nexus of food, health, social justice and sustainability was i...

Dominique Airey


Dominique Airey was recently revealed to be one of the country's most promising young business women and listed as one of the top 35 under 35 by Management Today. Dominique developed her sharp, commercial accumen at the start her career when she joined global FMCG company P&G as a graduate.


After several years managing glob...

Ginny Lunn


Since her appointment as Beanstalk’s CEO in June 2015, the first time she has held such a position, Ginny Lunn has led a shift in the operations, culture and strategic future of the organisation. Her leadership has expanded Beanstalk’s scope of support, as well as helping to secure six-figure partnership agreements and i...

Lisa Mari Hilder

Winner, the Preston Road Women's Centre

Over the years thousands of women and children both in Hull and across the country have benefited from Lisa’s hard work and commitment, but very few of them are aware of the massive contribution she has made behind the scenes. Her fundraising skills have led to her raising over £10 million towards women’s services in Yorkshire...

Steve Whitmore

Give a book

Metropolitan police service, Special Constable Steve Whitmore has been the driving force behind 'Books in the Nick' project, working in conjunction with Give a book charity supplying over 3000 free books to Metropolitan Police Services 43 active custody suites.

The projects aims are to provide free books, comics, and peri...

Lynn Parr

Women's Aid Integrated Services

Lynn is a survivor of domestic abuse - she knows how traumatic and life-changing the experience can be. She says: “Fear was the biggest hurdle. The abuse I suffered at the hands of my husband was physical, mental, sexual and emotional – he even prevented me from attending my only sister’s wedding".



Sonya Hinton

The Sabre Charitable Trust

Sonya began volunteering for Sabre Trust as an education advisor 6 years ago. The Sabre Trust helps to improve the quality of kindergarten education in Ghana through the Transformational Teacher Training Programme. Over the last 12 months Sonya has spent 9 weeks in Ghana, and in the UK spends at least 3 days a week supporting the team remotely....

Emma Paine

Anthony Nolan

When NHS England declared that there was not enough money to pay for lifesaving second stem cell transplants for blood cancer patients in desperate need, Emma Paine spearheaded the successful campaign to ensure that funding would not be denied.


As a recipient of a second transplant, and a dedicated Young Ambassador for Anthony ...

Anthony Nolan

Anthony Nolan has an incredible team of 50 volunteer couriers who have a unique and specialised role – collecting and delivering stem cell donations to patients in desperate need of a lifesaving transplant.


Our volunteers have just 72 hours to safely deliver the bag of stem cells from the donor, wherever they are in the world...

Spurgeons Children's Charity

Upwards of 200,000 children in the UK are affected by a parent in prison each year. Spurgeons’ Invisible Walls Family Support Service at HMP/YOI Winchester aims to improve the lives of children and families affected; helping to reduce the risk of reoffending and intergenerational offending, through strengthened family relationships.

MND Association

The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association Campaigns Contacts team is a growing community of volunteers that work tirelessly to ensure people living with MND have access to the healthcare, social care and benefits they need.


Since 2014 our group of trained campaign leaders have been at the forefront of the MND Association’s ...

The Hackney Pirates

Volunteers are at the heart of The Hackney Pirates. They work one-to-one with young people who are both falling behind at school and face disadvantages in their personal circumstances. This extra adult attention has a transformative impact on their literacy, confidence and perseverance, so that they can achieve both at school and in the wor...

Fine Cell Work

Fine Cell Work trains and pays prisoners to do high quality, creative needlework to foster hope, skills and employability. The prisoners’ products are sold to museums and designers and we have a programme supporting them into textiles training and employment after release. There is no other scheme enabling prisoners to earn money thro...

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