Fundraising Group/Committee Award winner 2020

Published: 02 February 2022
A group of women and one man
The Fundraising Group/Committee Award recognises groups that have worked well together as a team to achieve fundraising success. The 2020 winner of the award was County Antrim Fundraising Committee.

'shining example of an active and forward-thinking committee'

County Antrim Fundraising Committee

The Antrim Fundraising Committee are a shining example of an active, forward-thinking fundraising committee.

At the end of 2018, this wonderful group of fourteen people in Northern Ireland celebrated reaching the £1million milestone for people living with cancer in their local community.

Together, they organise various events throughout the year, including an annual Lough Shore walk, Santa’s Grotto, Fashion Show and Afternoon Tea to name a few.

After using their networks to ensure every event is a sell-out and raises vital funds, the committee holds an annual thanking event to ensure their supporters know they are appreciated and stay loyal.

They also support smaller committees with advice and events to ensure our supporters receive the best Macmillan experience and that the maximum amount of money is raised.

The committee contributed a huge amount to the multi-million pound Macmillan Unit at Antrim Area Hospital, which opened its doors seven years ago and engages with local schools and youth groups to reinforce the importance of volunteering and fundraising and supporting Macmillan Northern Ireland.

Two members sit on our Volunteer Forum and provide input to Macmillan volunteering policies nationwide as well as representing NI at our volunteer conference.

They are incredible ambassadors and we are very proud that they are part of the Macmillan family.

'using their networks to ensure every event is a sell-out'

The Fundraising Group/Committee Award

This award is for a group that:

  • highlights the importance of teamwork by working together to achieve a clear goal
  • inspires others to join them or to form their own fundraising groups and raise funds for Macmillan, achieving outstanding fundraising success and making a big impact in the context of their local community
  • contributes to Macmillan by raising both funds and awareness.

'working together to achieve a clear goal'