With Strength Award winner 2023

Published: 02 June 2023
Brian Herman is the winner of the With Strength Award at the Thanks to You Awards 2023.

'I love what I do because as a volunteer you get to see the absolute best in people.'

Brian is smiling at the camera. Behind him is a green background that has Macmillan logos on it. He is wearing a black suite with a green tie.

The ‘With Strength Award’ is for those who have shown strength in everything they do, are courageous and how give it all they have got. The 2023 winner is Brian Herman, initially a shy person he has shown his true calling as a volunteer and has tirelessly dedicated himself to Macmillan.    

Brian first got involved with Macmillan over 20 years ago, when his wife passed away from ovarian cancer. Since then, he has tireless dedicated himself to Macmillan. As well as raising around £60,000 through countless fundraising initiatives over the years including abseils and cake sales, Brian is also a volunteer buddy. He’s always ready to offer a warm smile and a listening ear and to people going through cancer.    
If that wasn’t enough, Brian is also an Action Team stalwart and attended over 16 events all over the country last year alone. In his capacity as a lead volunteer, he manages other volunteers and makes sure they all have the best experience.    
‘Macmillan was there for my wife, so I’ll do whatever I can for them,’ says Brian. ‘I love what I do because as a volunteer you get to see the absolute best in people and realise that the world is a good place.’

Find out more about the Thanks To You Awards.