The Douglas Macmillan Award
For promoting Macmillan and leaving a lasting legacy.
Our founder, Douglas Macmillan, wanted advice and information to be provided to all people with cancer, homes for patients at low or no cost, and voluntary nurses to attend to patients at home.
Today Douglas’ legacy lives on. We are still a source of support for people living with cancer, and we are a force for improving cancer care.
See our 2015 winners
Criteria for this award
This award is for a person or group:
committed to making sure everyone knows about Macmillan
using their influence to leave a lasting legacy in their local area
engaging with their community through fundraising, promoting services, pushing for improvements in cancer care, or winning corporate support
using networking and media coverage to raise the profile of Macmillan.
See our 2015 Douglas Macmillan winners and find out more about how to nominate someone for the 2016 volunteer awards.
How to nominate
To nominate, fill in our online form.
You will need to demonstrate how the nominee has met the criteria and exceeded the expectations of their role. Make sure you include any relevant evidence in your application.
We accept posthumous nominations with no restrictions in place for how long ago the volunteer passed away. It is also possible to fast track an award if the nominee has a terminal illness. In these instances, please contact the Volunteering team directly.
If you are not a Macmillan Professional or a Macmillan staff member, your nomination will need to be endorsed by someone who is. If you don’t know anyone suitable, please call us on 0207 840 4720 or email email@example.com. If you need someone to endorse your nomination, don’t forget to allow enough time for them to read and approve it, and for any amends to be made.
Nominations for The Douglas Macmillan Award will re-open in the autumn. You can view previous winners here.