On Monday, we had the immense privilege of coming along with a few of our charities and fundraisers for our annual JustGiving Awards. It actually was an evening to recollect – we celebrated the dedication, generosity and unimaginable feats of fundraisers and charities from throughout the JustGiving group.
This yr, over 50,000 individuals informed us who they suppose ought to win a JustGiving Award, and after weeks of deliberation, we managed to choose our 24 implausible finalists. We have been past proud to share every of their tales and lift very important consciousness for some unimaginable causes.
Our friends celebrated in model – arriving in full-glam on their very personal crimson (effectively, truly purple) carpet, the place they might pose for photographs to recollect the event. All of them had the chance to mingle with finalists, charities, JustGiving employees and celebs alike. Not forgetting the scrumptious three-course meal!
We have been past fortunate to have Radio 1’s Jordan North and Vick Hope internet hosting the ceremony – and a wide range of celebrities (who all know a factor or two about taking over powerful fundraising challenges) presenting every award. By the tip of the night time, there wasn’t a dry eye in the home – and all those that attended left feeling impressed and grateful for all these doing good on the planet.
What an evening! We wish to take a second to thank everybody who took the day trip of their day to appoint and vote for this yr’s winners. We’re proud to disclose that your 2022 winners are…
Artistic Fundraiser Of The 12 months
Everyone elevating cash for charity is a winner in my eyes. I’d prefer to share this (award) with you guys.
Hercule Van Wolfwinkle
Hercule has been referred to as many issues in life, an artist definitely isn’t one in all them. However all of that modified one afternoon when he doodled an image of his canine and caught it on Fb. £125,000 later, individuals so far as California and Belgium are asking him to attract self-confessed ‘garbage’ footage of their pets in return for donations. Hercule thought outside-of-the-box for his fundraiser and we have been delighted to current him with the Artistic Fundraiser Of The 12 months award. Right here he’s being photographed with Blue Peter’s very personal Konnie Huq!
Charity Of The 12 months
We have been thrilled to simply accept Charity Of The 12 months on the JustGiving Awards. We’re honoured, particularly as we have been shortlisted alongside Treatment Most cancers AU and Rape Disaster England and Wales. Thanks to our supporters whose dedication made this potential.
The Mind Tumour Charity Workforce
The Mind Tumour Charity was topped our 2022 Charity Of The 12 months! Day-after-day within the UK, 33 persons are recognized with a mind tumour. The Mind Tumour Charity’s Digital Twilight Stroll invited individuals to stroll their manner to assist the 88,000 youngsters and adults estimated to be residing with a mind tumour and work in direction of discovering a treatment. Collectively, their supporters raised a glowing £288,000.
Wish to hear in regards to the three implausible charities nominated? Try this video.
Younger Fundraiser of the 12 months
Thanks to Rick who gave me the tent and began off my journey!
Gathering over £600,000 can be spectacular for anybody – not to mention a 12-year-old. When Max’s neighbour, Rick, was being given finish of life care, he made Max promise him that he’d stay the remainder of his life having an journey. Since twenty ninth March 2020, that’s precisely what he’s been doing. Tenting exterior in a tent, each night time to point out his gratitude to the hospice that cared for Rick. We have been past proud to call him our 2022 Younger Fundraiser of the 12 months! Right here he’s with fellow finalist, Ryan Thomas, and his brothers Scott and Adam.
Fundraising Workforce Of The 12 months
That is for Sophie, Beth and Emily – and the hundreds of suicide-grieved households… we actually consider we have to equip our younger individuals within the expertise surrounding psychological well being and suicide prevention.
The Three Dads Strolling
Suicide is the most important killer of these below 35 within the UK. Sadly, Tim, Mike and Andy know this solely too effectively. Their worlds have been turned the other way up when their daughters took their very own lives. Collectively, these Dad’s took on a 300-mile stroll elevating very important consciousness for suicide prevention and over £880,000 for Papyrus. They got here straight to the JustGiving Awards from yet one more charity stroll (a whopping 600-mile trek between the 4 UK parliaments) – making them our 2022 Fundraising Workforce Of The 12 months. The award was introduced by Made In Chelsea’s favorite nearly-weds – Jamie Laing and Sophie Habboo!
Watch all three Fundraising Workforce of the 12 months finalists talk about their unimaginable fundraising challenges right here – together with Stuart and Charlotte’s Spennylympics and Martin Hibbert’s mountain climb.
Changemaker Of The 12 months
Thanks to all of our supporters for pushing and getting us this far! Everybody right here tonight is an inspiration.
It’s a widely known undeniable fact that canines deliver individuals a lifetime of happiness. So it’s no surprise Hayley determined to boost over £34,000 to give youngsters with autism a serving to paw. The cash she raised will assist fund canines for households with a little one needing help in addition to all of the love a canine can provide. We thought she made a paw-esome Changemaker of the 12 months – introduced by presenter, DJ, writer and all-round legend, Kate Lawler!
Endurance Fundraiser Of The 12 months
Many because of all who’ve supported me on my problem. I’ve discovered this to be an unbelievably surreal expertise. I’m so grateful to all people who has supported me – and for the great environment this night.
Nick would do something to make his spouse, Janet higher. However till there’s a treatment for dementia, he determined to boost as a lot cash as potential to verify others by no means should face such a merciless illness alone. The 82-year-old mountain lover determined he’d climb all 282 Scottish Munros in 1200 days. Regardless of his ‘grand outdated age’, he had the mountaineering expertise, expertise, and health to succeed, making him our Endurance Fundraiser of the 12 months. Presenting his award was Made In Chelsea’s Joshua Patterson – a fellow fundraiser who is aware of a factor or two about grit and willpower.
Movie star Fundraiser Of The 12 months
This award is for my pal, Rob Burrow, and your entire Motor Neurone Illness group.
Former England captain, Kevin Sinfield has proved he’ll all the time go the additional mile for his pal and former rugby teammate Rob Burrow, who was recognized with Motor Neurone Illness in 2019. Kevin raised £2.7 million by way of his first fundraising problem by operating 7 marathons in 7 days however he didn’t cease there. His subsequent problem noticed him run 101 miles in 24 hours. We have been blown away by Kevin’s efforts – making him our Movie star Fundraiser Of The 12 months, introduced by Made In Chelsea’s Ruby Adler.
Excellent Dedication Award
I actually am misplaced for phrases. All I can say is I can’t thank everybody who voted for me and made this potential sufficient, you might be all superb. I’m so blown away by the help. Thanks to JustGiving for placing on this ceremony to point out all of the superb work that every one the nominees do
Come rain or shine, 83-year-old John (affectionately generally known as ‘The Man with the Pram’) may be discovered virtually day-after-day on the streets of Sheffield, sporting his signature inexperienced wig, pushing the pram purchased when his daughter was born in 1961. Since dropping his spouse to most cancers and his daughter throughout a routine operation, he’s set his sights on reaching the magic £1million mark for Macmillan Most cancers Help. John confirmed unimaginable resilience and dedication to his trigger – we have been past proud to current him with the Excellent Dedication Award. Fellow fundraiser, YouTuber and BBC Strictly Come Dancing contestant, Saffron Barker, joined us to current the award.
Particular Recognition Award
What legacy doesn’t Debs go away behind. Straight due to Debs, there are tons of of individuals strolling round right this moment who won’t have been. After which there’s the legacy of being a most cancers affected person – to be somebody residing with most cancers, not dying of most cancers.
Our remaining award was an necessary one. Deborah James was a rebellious hope for all – elevating over £7 million for the Bowelbabe Fund and wide-scale consciousness of Bowel most cancers and its signs. To be in her presence was actually magical – her onerous work has, and can proceed to vary lives. We have been honoured to be joined by Telegraph Columnist, Bryony Gordan to current Deborah’s brother, Ben James with the Particular Recognition Award and to have fun Deborah’s unimaginable legacy.