Macmillan Cancer Champion Award
Nominate someone who has used their experience of cancer to help others.
Award nominations can be submitted between September 1 and December 1, download the application form.
The Macmillan Cancer Champion award is for volunteers who have joined Cancer Voices, and use their cancer experience to make a difference in their local community.
Example of a successful nomination
Q: Please describe the volunteering activities that the nominee, or group, has been involved with. Please indicate the length of time and level of commitment for each.
A: Following his own experience of cancer, Lee joined his local fundraising group and has become a valuable and active member of the Helping You Help Others (HYHO) Grants Programme, assisting as an assessor and using his own experience as a solicitor to bring a new perspective to the role.
Q: How has the nominee, or group, gone ‘above and beyond’ what we might hope for from any volunteer? We need to understand why they stand out from others involved in similar volunteering roles.
A: Lee works closely with his local fundraising office to help organise sponsored events. He also goes out into the community to give talks about Macmillan and to share his experience of diagnosis, treatment and living with cancer. These experiences have even been used by our Chief Executive in a recent presentation. There’s no doubt that Lee really does make a difference to people affected by cancer.