5 October 2009
The team collect their awards
We've been celebrating here at Macmillan Cancer Support this week, as we won two awards out of 900 entries to the CIPR Awards (Chartered Institute of Public Relations).
Macmillan won the best campaign in the Public Affairs category and best campaign in the Not For Profit category for our hugely successful prescription charges campaign. This campaign saw the Government introduce free prescriptions for all cancer patients in the UK from April 2009.
Michelle Rowley, Campaigns Manager at Macmillan said:
"It was fantastic to get such high recognition from these prestigious awards for an amazing campaign that achieved so much for cancer patients."
These fantastic wins are added to an awards at the PA News Awards, where the team were honoured with the Voluntary Sector Campaign of the Year for prescription charges in England.
There's been no stopping the Campaigns, Policy and Public Affairs team this year, as they also walked away with two more trophies at the PA News Awards, for Best In-House Public Affairs Team and Best Newcomer, for Lucy Grove, Macmillan's new public affairs assistant.
And recently we just received even more good news, when Macmillan was awarded the Big Impact Award at The Third Sector Awards for our prescription charges campaign. This was a huge honour, as it was the last award of the night, stamping authority on the huge impact our campaign has had for cancer patients in the UK.
Find out more about the campaign and how you can help us spread the word about free prescriptions.