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The JustGiving Awards 2022: Meet Our Winners


On Monday, we had the immense privilege of coming along with a few of our charities and fundraisers for our annual JustGiving Awards. It really was an evening to recollect – we celebrated the dedication, generosity and unimaginable feats of fundraisers and charities from throughout the JustGiving group. 

The Roundhouse, Camden

This yr, over 50,000 individuals advised us who they assume ought to win a JustGiving Award, and after weeks of deliberation, we managed to choose our 24 incredible finalists. We had been past proud to share every of their tales and lift important consciousness for some unbelievable causes.

Our friends celebrated in type – arriving in full-glam on their very personal crimson (effectively, really purple) carpet, the place they may pose for photographs to recollect the event. All of them had the chance to mingle with finalists, charities, JustGiving workers and celebs alike. Not forgetting the scrumptious three-course meal!

We had been past fortunate to have Radio 1’s Jordan North and Vick Hope internet hosting the ceremony – and a wide range of celebrities (who all know a factor or two about taking up powerful fundraising challenges) presenting every award. By the top of the night time, there wasn’t a dry eye in the home – and all those that attended left feeling impressed and grateful for all these doing good on the earth.

JustGiving Awards 2022 held at The Camden RoundHouse, London. Right here: Vick Hope,Jordan North

What an evening! We wish to take a second to thank everybody who took the day trip of their day to appoint and vote for this yr’s winners. We’re proud to disclose that your 2022 winners are…

Artistic Fundraiser Of The 12 months

JustGiving Awards 2022 held at The Camden RoundHouse, London.

Right here: Artistic Fundraiser of the 12 months Van Hercule Wolfwinkle

Everyone elevating cash for charity is a winner in my eyes. I’d prefer to share this (award) with you guys.

Hercule Van Wolfwinkle

Hercule has been known as many issues in life, an artist actually isn’t considered one of them. However all of that modified one afternoon when he doodled an image of his canine and caught it on Fb. £125,000 later, individuals so far as California and Belgium are asking him to attract self-confessed ‘garbage’ footage of their pets in return for donations. Hercule thought outside-of-the-box for his fundraiser and we had been delighted to current him with the Artistic Fundraiser Of The 12 months award. Right here he’s being photographed with Blue Peter’s very personal Konnie Huq!

You possibly can hear Hercule’s full story – and all about our different incredible finalists, Michelle Luscombe and Aimee and Craig (Kinging-It) right here.

One in all Hercule’s incredible drawings.

Charity Of The 12 months

JustGiving Awards 2022 held at The Camden RoundHouse, London.

Right here: Charity of the 12 months: The Mind Tumour Charity

We had been thrilled to just accept Charity Of The 12 months on the JustGiving Awards. We’re honoured, particularly as we had been shortlisted alongside Remedy Most cancers AU and Rape Disaster England and Wales. Thanks to our supporters whose dedication made this attainable.

The Mind Tumour Charity Workforce

The Mind Tumour Charity was topped our 2022 Charity Of The 12 months! On daily basis within the UK, 33 individuals are identified with a mind tumour. The Mind Tumour Charity’s Digital Twilight Stroll invited individuals to stroll their approach to assist the 88,000 kids and adults estimated to be residing with a mind tumour and work in the direction of discovering a remedy. Collectively, their supporters raised a glowing £288,000.

Wish to hear in regards to the three incredible charities nominated? Try this video.

Younger Fundraiser of the 12 months

JustGiving Awards 2022 held at The Camden RoundHouse, London.

Right here: Younger Fundraiser of the 12 months Max Woosey

Thanks to Rick who gave me the tent and began off my journey!

Max Woosey

Amassing over £600,000 could be spectacular for anybody – not to mention a 12-year-old. When Max’s neighbour, Rick, was being given finish of life care, he made Max promise him that he’d dwell the remainder of his life having an journey. Since twenty ninth March 2020, that’s precisely what he’s been doing. Tenting outdoors in a tent, each night time to indicate his gratitude to the hospice that cared for Rick. We had been past proud to call him our 2022 Younger Fundraiser of the 12 months! Right here he’s with fellow finalist, Ryan Thomas, and his brothers Scott and Adam.

All three of our Younger Fundraiser of the 12 months Award finalists have achieved a lot at such a younger age – hear Max, Elizabeth and Rhys discuss their fundraisers right here.

Fundraising Workforce Of The 12 months

JustGiving Awards 2022 held at The Camden RoundHouse, London.

Right here: Workforce Fundraiser of the 12 months: 3 Dad’s Strolling

That is for Sophie, Beth and Emily – and the 1000’s of suicide-grieved households… we actually imagine we have to equip our younger individuals within the expertise surrounding psychological well being and suicide prevention.

The Three Dads Strolling

Suicide is the largest killer of these underneath 35 within the UK. Sadly, Tim, Mike and Andy know this solely too effectively. Their worlds had been turned the wrong way up when their daughters took their very own lives. Collectively, these Dad’s took on a 300-mile stroll elevating important consciousness for suicide prevention and over £880,000 for Papyrus. They got here straight to the JustGiving Awards from yet one more charity stroll (a whopping 600-mile trek between the 4 UK parliaments) – making them our 2022 Fundraising Workforce Of The 12 months. The award was offered by Made In Chelsea’s favorite nearly-weds – Jamie Laing and Sophie Habboo!

Watch all three Fundraising Workforce of the 12 months finalists focus on their unbelievable fundraising challenges right here – together with Stuart and Charlotte’s Spennylympics and Martin Hibbert’s mountain climb.

Changemaker Of The 12 months

JustGiving Awards 2022 held at The Camden RoundHouse, London.

Right here: Changemaker of the 12 months: Hayley Kirby-Bulner

Thanks to all of our supporters for pushing and getting us this far! Everybody right here tonight is an inspiration.

Hayley-Kirby Bulner

It’s a well known incontrovertible fact that canine carry individuals a lifetime of happiness. So it’s no marvel Hayley determined to lift over £34,000 to give kids with autism a serving to paw. The cash she raised will assist fund canine for households with a baby needing assist in addition to all of the love a canine may give. We thought she made a paw-esome Changemaker of the 12 months – introduced by presenter, DJ, writer and all-round legend, Kate Lawler!

Hear Hayley and our two different superb finalists, Leanne Pero and Zoe Cooke, discuss their unbelievable campaigns right here.

Endurance Fundraiser Of The 12 months

JustGiving Awards 2022 held at The Camden RoundHouse, London.

Right here: Endurance Fundraiser of the 12 months: Nick Gardner

Many because of all who’ve supported me on my problem. I’ve discovered this to be an unbelievably surreal expertise. I’m so grateful to everyone who has supported me – and for the great environment this night.

Nick Gardner

Nick would do something to make his spouse, Janet higher. However till there’s a remedy for dementia, he determined to lift as a lot cash as attainable to ensure others by no means need to face such a merciless illness alone. The 82-year-old mountain lover determined he’d climb all 282 Scottish Munros in 1200 days. Regardless of his ‘grand outdated age’, he had the mountaineering expertise, expertise, and health to succeed, making him our Endurance Fundraiser of the 12 months. Presenting his award was Made In Chelsea’s Joshua Patterson – a fellow fundraiser who is aware of a factor or two about grit and willpower.

To listen to all about Nick’s mountaineering problem, and finalists Josh Quigley and Paula Craig‘s fundraising feats, click on right here.

Superstar Fundraiser Of The 12 months

Kevin Sinfield

This award is for my buddy, Rob Burrow, and your complete Motor Neurone Illness group.

Kevin Sinfield

Former England captain, Kevin Sinfield has proved he’ll at all times go the additional mile for his buddy and former rugby teammate Rob Burrow, who was identified with Motor Neurone Illness in 2019. Kevin raised £2.7 million by way of his first fundraising problem by operating 7 marathons in 7 days however he didn’t cease there. His subsequent problem noticed him run 101 miles in 24 hours. We had been blown away by Kevin’s efforts – making him our Superstar Fundraiser Of The 12 months, offered by Made In Chelsea’s Ruby Adler.

Watch Kevin Sinfield, Ryan Thomas, Samantha Faiers and Luisa Zissman discuss their unbelievable fundraising challenges right here.

Excellent Dedication Award

John Burkhill

I truthfully am misplaced for phrases. All I can say is I can not thank everybody who voted for me and made this attainable sufficient, you’re all superb. I’m so blown away by the assist. Thanks to JustGiving for placing on this ceremony to indicate all of the superb work that every one the nominees do

John Burkhill

John Burkhill, Excellent Dedication Award Winner.

Come rain or shine, 83-year-old John (affectionately often called ‘The Man with the Pram’) might be discovered virtually every single day on the streets of Sheffield, sporting his signature inexperienced wig, pushing the pram purchased when his daughter was born in 1961. Since dropping his spouse to most cancers and his daughter throughout a routine operation, he’s set his sights on reaching the magic £1million mark for Macmillan Most cancers Help. John confirmed unbelievable resilience and dedication to his trigger – we had been past proud to current him with the Excellent Dedication Award. Fellow fundraiser, YouTuber and BBC Strictly Come Dancing contestant, Saffron Barker, joined us to current the award.

Hear John and our two different finalists, Aimee Wooden and Manjinder Kang, speak in regards to the challenges that acquired them nominated right here.

Particular Recognition Award

Deborah James

What legacy doesn’t Debs go away behind. Instantly due to Debs, there are a whole bunch of individuals strolling round at the moment who may not have been. After which there’s the legacy of being a most cancers affected person – to be somebody residing with most cancers, not dying of most cancers.

Bryony Gordan

Our remaining award was an essential one. Deborah James was a rebellious hope for all – elevating over £7 million for the Bowelbabe Fund and wide-scale consciousness of Bowel most cancers and its signs. To be in her presence was really magical – her laborious work has, and can proceed to vary lives. We had been honoured to be joined by Telegraph Columnist, Bryony Gordan to current Deborah’s brother, Ben James with the Particular Recognition Award and to rejoice Deborah’s unbelievable legacy. 

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