Do you know or are you part of an exceptional fundraising committee? The Macmillan Committee of the Year Award is given to fundraising groups and committees that have had a particular impact on their community.
This award is for volunteers who go over and above to promote awareness of our cause, and raise money for Macmillan.
Award nominations can be submitted between 1 September and 1 December. Download the application form.
This award is for committees that have made a particular impact of their community through exceptional team work. Their extraordinary support will have produced clear beneficial results. The group will have gone over and above to promote awareness of our cause, and raise money for Macmillan.
Read about award winners.
Find out more about previous winners of the Committee of the Year award here.
Example of a successful nomination
Q.Please explain how the volunteer or group you are nominating meets the criteria for this award.
A. The Merton Committee have been active for 50 years. They are all incredibly passionate and dedicated to Macmillan and doing what they can to raise incredible amounts. They are well known and respected within the local community, with locals looking forward to their annual events each year. In the time that they have been active they have raised over £1.5 million through a variety of events and collections
Q.How has the nominee or group gone ‘above and beyond’ what we might hope for from any volunteer?
A. Going even further above and beyond what is expected of them, they are happy to build relationships with other committees within the London area in order to share best practice and explore opportunities of cross working and joint events. A good example of this is their relationship with Jigsaw4U, a small charity that deal with pre and post bereavement counselling for children and young adults that Macmillan are currently funding two support worker posts in, one of which the Merton Committee are funding themselves. They have also made it clear that they are available for any new Fundraising Groups to approach them for advice, hints and tips.
Q. Is there anything else you would like to add to support your nomination?
A. Despite being a ‘traditional’ committee, they have adapted to changing times and stayed dynamic and current with their fundraising by allowing new recruits to share their fresh ideas. Their Christmas fair attracts stall holders from all over London and even the surrounding Counties, with enquiries coming in as early as January from people to secure space for the following December.
Each time I spend time with a member of the committee I feel inspired and proud to have them in my patch and absolutely grateful for all the hard work they put in.
Q. For Committee of the Year award please confirm income raised this year and why this is accounted to be ‘over and above’ expectation.
A. Merton have raised £36k to date in 2012 and are expected to bring in £60k by the end of the year. The committee have taken on board our message of inspiring millions and are still very active in raising awareness of Macmillan in these tough financial times. Their income has gone from £17k in 1992, so a vast increase which they continue to work on year on year.