The JustGiving Awards are again, and we are able to’t wait to have a good time the resilience and brilliance of our three Charity of the 12 months finalists with you. We caught up with them earlier this week to seek out out precisely what being nominated for Charity of the 12 months means to them – and ask them somewhat extra about their unimaginable 2022 campaigns.
Learn on to seek out out extra…
Remedy Most cancers AU
Remedy Most cancers Australia fund early-career most cancers researchers, working throughout all cancers and all areas of most cancers analysis. Previously 55 years alone, Remedy Most cancers has raised an unimaginable $83.1 million and supported 540 lifesaving analysis grants throughout all most cancers sorts. Their imaginative and prescient is to make this the final technology to die from most cancers.
Right here’s what their CEO, Nikki Kinloch, needed to say about being nominated for Charity of the 12 months…
It’s an absolute honour to be nominated for Charity of the 12 months alongside different noteworthy causes. JustGiving is witness to the unimaginable efforts of lots of and hundreds of fantastic individuals to make this world a greater place by group initiatives and giving. We’re joyful that our hard-working group from Australia will be counted amongst these champions of change. Most of all, we’re grateful to be given the chance to shine a lightweight on our explanation for supporting probably the most modern early profession analysis to remedy most cancers.
Nikki Kinloch, CEO
Remedy Most cancers Australia had been shortlisted for Charity of the 12 months after submitting their unimaginable BarbeCURE marketing campaign – it was simply the extent of uniqueness our JustGiving Awards judges had been on the lookout for! The group at Remedy Most cancers Australia inspired their supporters to host their very own barbeque (whether or not #TeamMeat or #TeamVeg) to lift funds for the trigger…
It’s a testomony of how splendidly collaborative and devoted our supporters are in making BarbeCURE a hit. Barbecuing by itself is a much-loved Australian past-time – and folks made it much more significant by supporting our trigger and celebrating it with their family members.
The marketing campaign drew near a hundred signal ups from people and companies – all who had been desperate to bond over an excellent trigger. The affect of this marketing campaign is long-lasting and contributes to the examine of childhood most cancers, which impacts a mean of 800 kids in Australia yearly.
We had been in a position to elevate a complete of 135,400 AUD from this marketing campaign to fund Dr. Laurence Cheung’s analysis on acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), in hopes of enhancing outcomes and remedy for kids who’re affected by this high-risk most cancers sort. This amount of cash is sufficient to fund greater than a 12 months of analysis and sampling commodities for about 15 months.
Rape Disaster England & Wales
Rape Disaster England & Wales work to finish sexual violence and abuse. They supply specialist info and assist to all these affected by rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment and all different types of sexual violence and abuse in England and Wales. Their imaginative and prescient: a world with out sexual violence, the place all ladies and ladies reside safely, freely and with dignity.
Right here’s what their unimaginable group needed to say about being nominated for Charity of the 12 months…
We’re over the moon to have been nominated for ‘Charity of the 12 months’. Our imaginative and prescient is for a world with out sexual violence, the place all ladies and ladies reside safely, freely and with dignity. This nomination not solely recognises the significance of our work, but in addition provides us a platform to achieve extra individuals. The group are all actually excited and honoured to be concerned.
The Rape Disaster England & Wales Workforce
Rape Disaster England & Wales had been shortlisted for Charity of the 12 months for his or her highly effective Step Out In Solidarity marketing campaign – their supporters had been inspired to Step Out in Solidarity with victims and survivors of sexual violence day-after-day for 30 days. They might stroll, run, swim, roll or transfer in some other means and select totally different distances to finish from 50km, 100km or 150km.
Right here’s what the group needed to say concerning the success of the marketing campaign…
Following a tough 12 months the place violence in opposition to ladies and ladies appeared devastatingly pervasive and girls’s security was excessive on the agenda, it felt actually essential to point out a way of solidarity and to encourage individuals to come back collectively and do one thing optimistic. Step Out in Solidarity aimed to lift funds for our very important work, but in addition to point out the ability of our motion and the way all of us have the flexibility to make a distinction. By talking up and stepping out – members demonstrated their assist for survivors of sexual violence and abuse.
The Rape Disaster England & Wales Workforce
The Mind Tumour Charity
A surprising 3% of the cash spent every year on most cancers analysis within the UK is spent on mind tumours – The Mind Tumour Charity need to change this. They’re working onerous to discover a remedy – investing in additional forward-thinking analysis, extra specialist assist providers, and passionately lobbying for extra pressing change.
They’re dedicated to enhancing life for everybody affected and to defending probably the most unimaginable a part of the human physique.
Right here’s what they needed to say about being nominated for the Charity of the 12 months Award…
Being nominated for Charity of the 12 months is such an incredible honour. JustGiving have been our partnered platform for a few years and we’ve got been in a position to work with them to create some sensible campaigns, together with The Twilight Stroll 2021, which in the end has enabled us to lift very important funds and consciousness into mind tumours. We’re so proud to be nominated for this award and for our group to be recognised on this means as we merely couldn’t do what we do with out them.
Hannah Waldron, Senior Occasions Officer
The Mind Tumour Charity had been nominated for Charity of the 12 months for his or her unimaginable Twilight Stroll marketing campaign. Their supporters had been inspired to participate in a 10K stroll – aspect by aspect, stride by stride in direction of a world the place mind tumours are defeated – in particular person, at their London-based occasion, or remotely, nearer to residence.
We requested their group to share somewhat extra concerning the marketing campaign…
The Twilight Stroll is our flagship occasion, uniting our passionate group to lift cash by taking up a really particular stroll. Earlier than COVID-19, we held this occasion as three in-person mass 10km walks, each October. We held a profitable digital occasion in 2020, and as in 2021, issues had been nonetheless very a lot unknown we made the choice to maintain the occasion within the digital format. We labored with JustGiving to recycle our 2020 microsite, eliminated the heavy COVID-19 messaging and requested our group to ‘stroll it your means.’
The Twilight Stroll 2021 was an enormous success in such unprecedented instances, elevating over £288,000 in whole. What made this occasion outstanding was the extremely excessive quantity raised per particular person, at £836 per activated web page, together with a 70% web page activation price. These figures had been rather a lot greater than the typical on the time of the occasion, making it a stand out success for the charity sector.
The JustGiving microsite was a giant contributing issue to the success of this occasion, and we additionally labored collaboratively internally throughout the Occasions and Neighborhood Fundraising groups to ship a bespoke expertise.
The cash raised from The Twilight Stroll 2021 will make an enormous distinction because it may assist fund over three years of analysis for considered one of our main mind tumour researchers, to higher perceive mind tumours and speed up in direction of a remedy.
Hannah Waldron, Senior Occasions Officer
There you might have it! Every thing you want to find out about our three unimaginable Charity of the 12 months finalists. We hope you’ll agree with us once we say they’re ALL worthy winners. The winner shall be introduced at a magical in particular person occasion in London this October – hold your eyes peeled for updates on our socials!