Fundraisers who have raised thousands for charities are to be honoured at the JustGiving Awards ceremony on Thursday evening and you can watch it all on Huffington Post UK.
As media partner to the awards, HuffPost will be livestreaming the event which includes the award for Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year as voted for by HuffPost readers. The three shortlisted nominations for that award include Tom Hardy, who drove across Siberia to raise funds for Cambridge homeless charity, Flack; Scroobius Pip, who trekked Mount Snowdon for the Institute of Cancer Research; and Richard Herring, who has raised £170,000 for Scope by fundraising during his comedy tours.
There are 11 categories of awards which attracted more than 800 entries, leaving the judges with some difficult choices before the evening's gala event.
Martha Payne, whose blog helped raise £100,000 for Mary's Meals, is nominated at the JustGiving Awards
Most of the fundraising has come from individuals and teams and it is these people to whom JustGiving will be devoting 10 of its 11 awards. Some examples of these include Freddy Parkin who is nominated for Young Fundraiser of the Year. Freddy raised more than £2,300 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance service after it rescued him and his father after a serious road accident.
Also shortlisted is Martha Payne, who used her blog about the quality of school dinners to ask readers to donate to Mary’s Meals, a charity that runs school-feeding programmes across the world, raising £100,000.
The JustGiving Awards 2013
- Most Popular Fundraiser
- Young Fundraiser of the Year
- Most Creative Fundraiser
- Endurance Fundraiser of the Year
- JustTextGiving by Vodafine Mobile Fundraiser of the Year
- Charity of the Year
- Outstanding Commitment to Fundraising
- Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year
- Special Recognition
- Company of the Year
- Best use of Technology