Supporter of the Year Awards 2011

In an effort to beat the January blues and remind ourselves of how fantastic 2011 was, we present to you the Supporter of the Year Awards 2011.

Each month we recognise someone who has done something extra special to help support Save the Children. However there are some people whose efforts continue throughout the year so we thought now was the perfect time to tell you about some of them.

Our first award goes to a fundraiser who dedicates hours of his time each week to raising money on our behalf. I’m sure he will be a familiar face to many of our supporters because he has been playing his recorder on the streets of Reading for many years, raising more than £6,400 so far! His name is Mr Shipway and we want to say a huge thank you to him and all the people of Reading who donate to us through him each week.

Our second award goes to Josh Black and his family, who have done a huge amount of fundraising for Save the Children this year. It all began when Josh decided to do a sponsored ‘keepy-uppy’ at his local football club. He managed to do an amazing 1,015 keepy-uppies, raising £601. But this was just the start! The Black family continued to fundraise throughout 2011, involving friends, family, work and school, and managed to raise a fantastic £1,468.50.

Our final award is for someone who spent months training and fundraising before completing the London Marathon in April. She managed to run the whole distance, despite suffering from cramp at 13 miles, and managed to raise a brilliant £2,450! Her name is Marie and she’s a member of our Supporter Care team.

2011 was an excellent year for us and we hope it was for our supporters too. We’re really excited about what 2012 will bring.

Please get in touch if you’re planning a fundraising event or if you have any questions for us. We love speaking to our supporters – without you we wouldn’t be able to do the work we do.  Find out more

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  • Sharon

    What a great update Sarah – it’s wonderful to see so many dedicated supporters recognised for their amazing enthusiasm and effort!

  • The Archdeacon

    What’s most inspiring about these Supporters-of-the-Year is that they’ve all put a talent they had to good effect. Most of us have something we can do well – it doesn’t have to be playing the recorder, ‘keepy-uppy’ or running – and the challenge is to use those talents for good, as these three have done.
    I wonder what talents the 2012 Supporters-of-the-year will be using to raise funds?

  • Julie

    Hi Sarah,
    Well done for keeping up the momentum. You do a fantastic job ensuring our Supporters feel valued and continue to help us save even more children.

  • Steve

    Great to hear about your supporters who make your work possible 🙂