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Charity Fundraiser of the Year

Charity Fundraiser of the Year

Trish Hall and her family were devastated when her son Daniel Binney died in June aged 19 from a rare bone cancer.

Knowing first hand how emotional, yet expensive, planning a funeral can be, she founded Dan's Helping Hand to help cover funeral costs for young adults aged 16-24.

Before his death, Daniel proposed to his girlfriend Emily Batty, and managed to walk his mum down the aisle at her wedding to Mark Hall.

Fighting back tears, Trish said: “I'm so proud, I feel a whole mix of emotions. There were people in this category who have earned it more than me, I've not done as much as they have. But without Daniel, this charity wouldn't be here.

“The charity is going to be registered in a couple of weeks and we've now opened a bank account, and people will be able to apply through Weston Park.

“I think Daniel would be proud, he was like that - always doing things for charity.

“His fiancée Emily and sister Natalie will be over the moon.”

Whether they have shaved off their once prized locks or cycled to Timbuktu and back again, our Charity Fundraiser of the Year might not necessarily have raised wads of cash, but they will have dedicated time to their cause and raised its profile.

The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.

  • In what way was this person or group’s fundraising activity exceptional?
  • Did they do something creative that raised the bar? If so, what was it?
  • Why do they deserve recognition for their efforts?
  • How much money did they raise?
  • Have they raised the profile of their chosen charity or cause?

The judges will be looking for groups or individuals who have dedicated their time to raising funds for something that they believe in.

Our winner will be someone who has shown a dedicated, fun and creative approach to their cause that has inspired others, regardless of the amount raised.