The Sir Hugh Dundas Award

Our most prestigious 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 their volunteer role and all other volunteer awards criteria to make an outstanding contribution to Macmillan
  • makes a significant commitment to Macmillan 
  • demonstrates a passion and dedication for volunteering with Macmillan and deserves recognition as the overall volunteer of the year. 

Gary McKee, 2018 UK winner

After his father was diagnosed with cancer more than 20 years ago, Gary decided to devote himself to fundraising for Macmillan. 

Last year, he ran 100 marathons in 100 consecutive days – 99 of which around his local area of Cleator Moor, while the 100th was the London Marathon. 

Gary raised an unbelievable £103,000 for Macmillan – one of the largest amounts any individual has ever raised with a single challenge. More than 150 local businesses sponsored his shirt, and local people wearing Macmillan t-shirts often turned up to support Gary, turning Cleator Moor into a sea of green. 

This long-distance legend is an absolute inspiration, and we’re thrilled to call him our volunteer of the year.

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