The Douglas Macmillan Award

for promoting Macmillan and leaving a lasting legacy

About this award

Did you know that our founder Douglas Macmillan was also a volunteer? He wanted everyone with cancer to receive information and advice, housing at low or no cost, and care from voluntary nurses in their own homes. Douglas’ legacy lives on in the work we do today, together with our huge network of volunteers.

The Douglas Macmillan Award is for volunteers who represent and speak up for Macmillan and, in doing so, help raise money, win corporate support or get essential media coverage. 2017 winner's story coming soon. 

2016 UK winner - Ravinder Wouhra
The volunteer sharing stories and changing lives

Ravider is a remarkable volunteer ambassador who is determined to turn her own breast cancer experience into a positive. Following on from her diagnosis in 2013, she set her sights on banishing the taboo of cancer from the Asian community and encouraging more women affected by cancer to seek help. Ravinder has been tireless in helping other people affected by cancer.

As well as giving talks on her experiences locally and generating significant press coverage, she’s also become a prolific Macmillan fundraiser. What’s more, not only has Ravinder organised a variety of fundraising events herself, she’s also used her family connections to help Macmillan forge a profitable partnership with East End Foods.

Ravinder’s contribution to Macmillan is outstanding, but her astonishing support shows no sign of waning. In fact, she recently finished her training to become a volunteer buddy in her local practical and emotional support service.

Image of Ravinder Wouhra - the national winner of the Douglas Macmillan Award.

Meet our 2016 UK winner

Meet our 2016 UK winner

For any further queries, please contact our Volunteering team at or on
020 7840 4720.