Charity Fundraiser of the Year
Many charities and good causes are helped by the fundraising efforts of generous supporters.
Despite being given the devastating news his illness was terminal, leukaemia sufferer Daniel Moxon selflessly continued to raise money for charity.
Daniel, of Swanee Road, Kendray, was given months to live last year and lost his battle on June 6, 2014, aged 24. He vowed to carry on fighting and jumped 15,000 ft out of a plane to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Daniel, known as 'Super Dan' to his family and friends, was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2009. He received a bone marrow transplant but relapsed last year.
His bravery and determination touched many, including his friend Michael Hardy, who nominated Daniel as Charity Fundraiser of the Year. Collecting his award, Daniel's mother Dawn Eastwood said: "For the first time since Daniel relapsed I cried happy tears when he won.
"I'm so proud of him, but he would be so humbled. It's nice that everyone gets a chance to see what we have known all along.
"He didn't think he was anything special, he'd be amazed.
"He was so proud to be from Barnsley and to be a Yorkshireman."
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.
Norbert Dentressangle operates four sites around South Yorkshire employing over 2,500 people. Located here in Barnsley is the company’s largest world-wide site, the ASOS operation in Grimethorpe. They also have a long standing relationship with Ardagh Glass (ex Redfearns) at Carlton.
Although you may guess from the name that Norbert Dentressangle is a French company, they are also a leading UK employer with the biggest concentration here in South Yorkshire.
People all recognise the red lorries, but not necessarily what services Norbert Dentressangle offer. They are a third party logistics and transport provider which means that they work on behalf of customers receiving, storing, picking and shipping their goods. This ranges from internet fashion, like ASOS, to glass bottles, like Ardagh, through to ASDA, House of Fraser and Boots.
Norbert Dentressangle started the company in 1979 and he is still involved today. This personal touch means that they place a huge emphasis on their people. This investment in people locally at the ASOS operation has enabled over 100 managers to be upskilled on the Red Management programme, the long term unemployed being given a deserved chance, recruitment of 25 weekend part-time students and filling around 120 am and pm part-time roles particularly suited to working mums.
Along with ASOS, Norbert Dentressangle also supports many local community based initiatives and will be investing in 30 young apprentices this April.
It is this local touch which Andy Hague, innovation director for Norbet Dentressangle, believes makes the difference: “Being one of Barnsley’s biggest employers we are determined to invest in our local talent to help sustain the incredible growth, currently around 40 per cent a year, that ASOS are experiencing. They are committed to the site for the next 15 years and we plan to continue to grow our talent pool from local people.”
Andy added: “Both ourselves and ASOS are really pleased to support and to be involved in the Proud of Barnsley awards and to sponsor the Charity Fundraiser category.”