With the Charity of The 12 months nominations simply across the nook, we thought we’d take you on a visit down reminiscence lane and revisit a few of our previous winners. We caught up with the unbelievable groups at Derian Home Kids’s Hospice and the British Hen Welfare Belief, to search out out simply how a lot the award meant to them!
To search out out extra about the right way to nominate your charity for the Charity of the 12 months Award, head to the underside of this web page.
The British Hen Welfare Belief (2018 Winners)
The British Hen Welfare Belief have been topped Charity Of The 12 months again in 2018 – after making the highest three, they acquired essentially the most nominations and have been introduced with their award at a glittery awards ceremony in London.
Since 2005, the charity has been rescuing hens from slaughter and re-homing them as pets all through the UK. Working with farmers within the egg business, they’ve re-homed an unbelievable 850,000 hens up to now! The founder, Jane Howorth, acquired an MBE for her work, after bringing a few ban on battery cages in 2012.
We just lately reached out to the workforce at BHWT to ask them about their expertise receiving a JustGiving Award.
“As a charity that’s run by a reasonably small workforce, it was merely phenomenal to be recognised by the UK’s greatest fundraising platform and we have been overwhelmed to have a lot assist from the general public who nominated us for the award.
We could also be small, however we make a huge impact, since 2005 we’ve saved over 874,000 hens from slaughter. To be named Charity of the 12 months is a testomony to that onerous work and the successes achieved by our workers, volunteers, and supporters across the nation.
The previous couple of years have been powerful for all charities, together with our personal, however we proceed to avoid wasting round 50,000 hens from slaughter yearly. Since successful the award, we’ve developed extra methods to enhance schooling about pet hens, constructed a brand new Hen Central, and reached new audiences internationally. Being named Charity of the 12 months was an amazing honour, and nonetheless fills me with delight.”
Jane Howarth MBE
Founding father of BHWT
Discover out extra concerning the British Hen Welfare Belief and donate right here.
Derian Home Kids’s Hospice (2019 Winners)
Our 2019 winners, Derian Home Kids’s Hospice, work tirelessly to assist kids and younger individuals, whose lives are too brief, to make blissful recollections in an surroundings of enjoyable, respect and excellent care.The care they supply is free for households, however prices round £5.7 million to run yearly – solely 17% of the funding they want comes from the federal government. They rely totally on donations from supporters for the remaining 83%. They supply important assist to younger individuals and their households – providing palliative care, respite stays, day care, holidays and finish of life assist.
We’ll let the workforce let you know just a little extra concerning the award, and the way a lot it meant to the charity…
“Derian Home Kids’s Hospice successful the JustGiving Charity of the 12 months Award is likely one of the achievements we’re most pleased with.
That very same yr we had been rated excellent by the Care High quality Fee (CQC) and had simply accomplished a million-pound refurbishment of our hospice and successful the award felt just like the icing on the cake.
It not solely gave us good publicity, which means that we attracted new donors and have been capable of attain new households with our companies, nevertheless it additionally felt like an actual likelihood for our workers, volunteers and the kids we glance after to really feel proud of every thing we do at Derian Home.
The awards evening itself was so thrilling. We travelled all the way down to London for the evening and have been so honoured to be at an occasion alongside such inspirational and great individuals, in addition to celebrities and sporting legends. There was an actual feeling within the air of everybody celebrating one another’s achievements, which was simply beautiful.
At Derian Home, we show our JustGiving Award within the reception of the hospice so everybody who enters the constructing can see it. We’re very pleased with this achievement and we have been honoured to win it.
Personally, to be concerned on this was one of many highlights of my profession.”
Head of Revenue, Advertising and marketing and Communications
Discover out extra about Derian Home Kids’s Hospice and donate right here.
Need to become involved?
We’re looking out for our Charity Of The 12 months 2022! The nominations for this yr’s award will formally open on the seventh July 2022 – may you be within the operating?
We’re accepting nominations till twenty second of July. You could possibly be becoming a member of the remainder of our fundraising finalists, who’ll be up for public vote between the third of August and eleventh of September 2022.
Get essentially the most votes, and we’ll be handing over a trophy to you and your workforce at our ceremony in London this October. Your charity will get publicity and social media protection – and you get a incredible evening to have a good time your workforce’s arduous work. Sound good?
We’ll be sharing the nomination hyperlink on the seventh of July. We are able to’t wait to learn your wonderful purposes and have a good time collectively!