The Vicky Clement-Jones Award

for using a personal cancer experience to help others

About this award

Vicky Clement-Jones was given just three months to live after being diagnosed with inoperable ovarian cancer. In fact, she went on to survive for five years – long enough to establish Cancerbackup in 1985 and ensure its success. Macmillan and Cancerbackup merged in 2008 to provide the best cancer information for everyone.

The Vicky Clement-Jones Award is for volunteers who have or had cancer themselves, and who give their time to make a major difference to the lives of other people with cancer.

2016 UK winner - Fiona Goldsby
The source of hope who's helping others

When Fiona was diagnosed with a brain tumour in October 2008, she wrote a book about her experience to help others (Tallulah tumour – friend or foe?) and she selflessly donates the profits to Macmillan.

Fiona was determined to do even more for Macmillan, so in 2013 she founded a local fundraising group called The Merry Macs of Lincoln. Under her inspirational leadership the fantastic volunteer group has hosted all kinds of events from supermarket collections to quiz nights. So far, they’ve raised more than £100,000, and that amazing total continues to climb.

Fiona is constantly looking for the next opportunity to raise vital funds and awareness, and in 2014 she bravely took part in Macmillan’s national legacy campaign with her son. Caring, compassionate and committed, Fiona is an exceptional Macmillan volunteer ambassador. She thinks nothing of giving her precious time and energy to share her story and
be a source of comfort and hope for people affected by cancer.

We would also like to congratulate the following regional winners of this award:

Ashley Green

Central South West England

Clive Hall

London and South East England

Martin Reilly 

Northern Ireland

Image of Fiona Goldsby - the national winner of the Vicky-Clement 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.