We’re so excited to introduce you to the finalists for the JustGiving Awards 2016. This year, we had another record breaking year for nominations. Over 14,000 people got in touch to tell us about the fundraisers they’d love to see recognised. Thank you so much to everyone who nominated – we’ve been totally blown away by all of the incredible stories and feel immensely proud of all of the amazing things people are doing on JustGiving.
Now it’s over to you to decide who wins! Read all of the incredible stories and then head over to our voting form to vote for your favourite in each category.
Creative Fundraiser of the Year
Dean built a human-sized wooden hamster wheel in his back garden. He then took the six-foot wheel to his local high street, and ran in it in front of shoppers for 24 hours straight. He’s raised almost £8,000 for Southend Hospital Charity’s Dementia Appeal.
Simon’s dad Teddy used to travel the country singing in clubs. He now has Alzheimer’s. His memory has deteriorated, but singing really helps him. By sharing videos of his dad singing his favourite hits, Simon’s raised over £100,000 for Alzheimer’s Society.
Paul’s a big fan of the BBC radio soap opera, The Archers. He was so moved by Helen Titchener’s domestic abuse storyline, he started raising money to help Refuge support real-life Helen’s. His campaign has raised over £135,000.
Endurance Fundraiser of the Year
Fundraising Team of the Year
Emmy and Jake
Young Fundraiser of the Year
Outstanding Commitment to Fundraising
The Church Family
The JustGiving #LifeChanger Award
When Nicole missed her last train home Mark stepped in to help. Mark, who is homeless, took Nicole to a cafe where she’d be safe and alsomade sure she got the first train home the next day. Nicole’s raised over £13,000 to thank Mark and help get him back on his feet.
PayPal Crowdfunder of the Year
Good Chance Theatre
In 2008, Hope lost the use of her left leg. She asked doctors to consider amputation, only to discover the NHS wouldn’t fund it. After raising money for private surgery, Hope, who is a swimmer and rower for Scotland, is setting her sights on the Paralympics.
Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year