Charity Today has announced the list of finalists for Charity Today Awards 2019.

All category winners will be announced on Saturday 7th September 2019 at the Charity Today Awards celebratory event at the Key Theatre, Peterborough, attended by leading charity professionals and key decision makers. Book your tickets here.

Commenting on this year’s Awards finalists, Lee Rayment, founder of both Charity Today and the national charity campaign, UK Charity Week, said:

“We are extremely pleased with the calibre and range of the entries this year. I know the judges have had an incredibly tough time selecting the finalists, and it’s going to be equally as tough when they come to deciding the eventual winners.”

A huge variety of charities, individuals, projects and businesses were showcased across the nine categories in what was a record-breaking year for submissions.

“We would like to thank everybody who nominated in this year’s awards, and we would also like to offer our commiserations to those who did not make the shortlist. I certainly encourage them to try again next year!” added Rayment.

The shortlisted finalists for the Charity Today Awards 2019 are:

Community Impact Award

  • The MCKS Charitable Foundation
  • Glass Door Homeless Charity
  • Caritas Anchor House

Disability Impact Award

  • Teamwork Trust – Corby Totems
  • The Disabilities Trust
  • Disability Peterborough
  • POhWER

Fundraiser of the Year

  • GO Girls
  • Lesley Knight – HELP Appeal
  • Jemma Rix & Lauren Woodwiss (Whale of a Time Row) Mintridge Foundation
  • Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice Fundraising Team

Health & Social Care Award

  • C3 Foundation Europe
  • Baby Basics Northampton
  • Binti International
  • Crowborough Community First Responders

Humanitarian Award

  • Humanity First
  • Donate4Refugees
  • International Children’s Care UK
  • EMS Yorkshire

Partnership of the Year

  • Vintage Cash Cow & Age UK
  • Macmillan Cancer Support & npower
  • Croydon Pride & Fat Beehive Ltd
  • Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice & The Rotary Clubs

Volunteer of the Year

  • Hillary Maxwell – GO Girls
  • Amber Bauer – Donate4Refugees
  • Dawn Fidler – The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity
  • Home Support & Family Activities Volunteers [NACH]

Special Recognition Award

  • Chas Ryan – HCSA
  • Paintings in Hospitals Project
  • Anna Kennedy OBE – Anna Kennedy Online
  • Graham Bell – Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind

Charity Today’s Charity of the Year

  • Brake, the road safety charity
  • Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice
  • Suzy Lamplugh Trust
  • Clear Sky, Children’s Charity

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Notes to editors

  • The Charity Today Awards gives charities the chance to tell their success stories to both national and regional audiences, regardless of their size, through the UK’s most prestigious and diligent charity awards programme.
  • The Charity Today Awards celebrate and reward true excellence within the sector, awarding the work done by charities and individuals who continue to raise the bar by setting new standards each year.
  • The awards will take place on 7 September at Key Theatre, Peterborough. For ticket bookings and sponsorship opportunities, please visit Charity Today Awards.
  • The Charity Today publication was founded with the aim of giving charities, fundraisers and supporters a national platform in which to promote their charitable activities.
  • Unquestionably the biggest project born as a result of Charity Today is the meteoric rise and success of the national charity awareness campaign UK Charity Week #UKCharityWeek. There is no denying the impact this campaign continues to have. Just over 6.9 million people were reached in its inaugural year and millions raised by various good causes up and down the country. However, all these figures and records were surpassed during December’s campaign when a staggering 92,999,791 timeline deliveries were made! (Source: Hashtracking®)
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