The Richard Hambro Award

For inspiring leaders.

About this award

Richard Hambro became Macmillan’s treasurer in 1983, and was chairman of the trustees from 1991 to 2001. As well as driving the growth of Macmillan during his chairmanship, Richard was an excellent ambassador for us. He was elected deputy president after stepping down as chairman and remained a valued supporter until he passed away in 2009.

The Richard Hambro Award honours an individual who:

  • demonstrates strong leadership qualities by inspiring other volunteers
  • is an outstanding motivator who guides other volunteers to deliver high impact for Macmillan in the local community
  • demonstrates exceptional leadership skills that are recognised by the volunteers they lead
  • leads by example and champions others.

Maureen Mullin, 2019 UK winner

Maureen has been part of the Macmillan family in Glasgow for six years. Her energy, knowledge and commitment is crucial to the success of community services.

As Lead Cancer Information Support Volunteer at Glasgow Libraries, and Lead Support Volunteer for Helping Matters, she goes above and beyond to provide emotional and practical support for people in their own homes.

She is also an Active Outreach Volunteer in local and diverse communities, where she delivers Macmillan services to people in hard to reach areas. Maureen has been a member of the Scottish Regional Volunteer Forum since 2016, highlighting where and how volunteering can make positive changes, now and in the future.

She is also the face of Macmillan's 'Local Knowledge is Power – Know More, Do More' project, which trains volunteers to signpost people to local services and support.

During periods of volunteer uncertainty in 2018, which affected morale and capacity, Maureen recognised fellow volunteers needed extra support. She encouraged them to deliver and maintain services by finding solutions and supported their decisions.

Maureen introduced new approaches for service delivery, telephone support and telephone signposting, which halved waiting times for support in people’s own homes.

For any further queries, please contact our Volunteering team at volunteerawards@macmillan.org.uk or on 020 7091 2297.