The JustGiving Awards were an incredible evening last night. We all felt inspired and humbled by all of the finalists – thank you to each and every one of them for sharing their stories.
We had 55,000 nominations this year, three times more than we’ve ever had before. And from the 55,000 nominations to 28 extraordinary finalists. Together they have inspired almost 130,000 donations from 111 different countries, raising an absolutely breathtaking £4 million pounds. All of them have done something special and we couldn’t be more proud.
Over 110,000 of you voted to help pick the winners. Here they are…
Creative Fundraiser of the Year
Mac’s dad Ted 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, Mac’s raised over £130,000 for Alzheimer’s Society.
Endurance Fundraiser of the Year
Fundraising Team of the Year
Emmy and Jake
Young Fundraiser of the Year
Outstanding Commitment to Fundraising
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 also made 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
Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year
Charity of the Year
International Animal Rescue
International Animal Rescue save animals from suffering around the world. Their work includes cutting free and caring for bears in India, rescuing primates from captivity in Indonesia, and vaccinating stray dogs and cats in developing countries.