Meet our fab finalists for The Fundraiser of the Year Award.
We wanted to hear nominations for people who have gone above and beyond to raise money for an important cause.
But we still need your help! Head over to the YorkMix Hero Awards page to vote in our People’s Choice Award for Charity Event of the Year and Charitable Person of the Year – who will get your vote?
Keep reading to meet our fantastic finalists…
The Fundraiser of the Year award is sponsored by Middletons Hotel.
The Hero Awards ceremony will take place at the Principal York on Thursday 10 November.
With thanks to our awards supporters!
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Meet the finalists…
Alex set up Party Dress Day to raise money for the Grief Trust during the pandemic.
One person who nominated her said that “she encouraged people across the country to wear their favourite party dress to go to work and secured national coverage for the campaign.”
Alex raised £5,841 and increased national awareness of the charity.
In June 2022, Julie staged the variety show ‘The Sunshine and Happiness Show’ at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre to raise money for Cancer Research UK. It included songs from musicals, comedy sketches, magic and juggling and more.
The show was originally planned for 2020 but had to be postponed due to Covid-19. With no budget for the show, there were lots of fundraising events beforehand such as quiz nights and tombolas.
Someone who nominated her said, “The shows were brilliant, there was something for everyone and they really brought the community together.”
In total the profits were £10,150 and were donated to Cancer Research UK Relay for Life and St Leonard’s Hospice at Home Carers. Seven years ago, Julie sadly discovered she had breast cancer which developed into stage four cancer.
At the start of August this year, Hayley tragically lost her twin baby girls when she was 26 weeks pregnant. She “leapt into fundraising mode”, and started raising money for a range of baby loss charities – including York SANDS.
Hayley repurposed her 30th birthday party into a fundraising event and got more than 80 raffle prizes, had a silent auction and activities such a leg waxing, walking on high heels, pound rolling, and more. She has so far raised around £6000.
One person who nominated her said that “she is a true inspiration.”
Congratulations to all of our finalists!
The winner of The Best Boss Award will be revealed in our Hero Awards ceremony at the Principal York on Thursday 10 November.
A big thank you to all our awards sponsors.