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Charity Fundraiser of the Year

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.