All together now

Our volunteers tell us they love the opportunity to get together. That was exactly what our second national Volunteer Conference and Awards Ceremony, which took place last month, was all about.

Volunteers from across the UK travelled to the Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire for the event. They built on their existing skills and knowledge, learned from each other, and shared their stories and experiences. 

During the evening, everyone donned their glad rags for the prestigious Volunteer Awards Ceremony. It’s our way of thanking all our volunteers for the difference they make and recognising the contributions of some exceptional individuals and teams. 

Joelle Leader, Macmillan’s Volunteering Director, said: 'I'm constantly amazed by the achievements of our volunteers. They are the driving force in helping us make sure no one faces cancer alone.’

The Volunteer Awards in numbers:

  • 8 UK winners

  • 31 Regional winners

  • 444 Long Service award recipients

  • 100 volunteers nominated with more than 25 years service