The Sir Hugh Dundas Award

For exceptionally passionate and committed individuals.

About this award

Sir Hugh Dundas was Macmillan’s Chairman in the 1980s. A fighter pilot in the Second World War, he was awarded a number of prestigious honours, including the Distinguished Flying Cross. He died from cancer in 1995. 

The Sir Hugh Dundas Volunteer of the Year Award is for an individual who:

  • goes above and beyond all other criteria to make an outstanding contribution to Macmillan
  • makes a significant commitment to Macmillan 
  • demonstrates a passion and dedication for volunteering with Macmillan Cancer Support and deserves recognition as the overall volunteer of the year. 

Jackie Easton, 2017 UK winner
The shining light who's changing lives

Three years ago Jackie’s life was turned upside down by cancer, motivating her to volunteer for Macmillan. Since then she’s made an impact in almost every area of Macmillan’s work. Jackie, alongside Macmillan staff, has developed a new volunteer service in Durham offering practical and emotional support to people with cancer who live alone. She has helped the service grow, trebling the number of volunteers in the service, and successfully pushing for the project to run at weekends. 

Jackie also represents volunteers on her Regional Volunteer Forum and the UK Volunteer Forum, and raised an incredible £4,300 in 2016 with a zip-wire challenge despite having a fear of heights. Macmillan is honoured to have someone as inspirational as Jackie as one of its volunteers.

For any further queries, please contact our Volunteering team at or on 020 7840 4644.