Call to find charity champion

first_img  46 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 February 2007 | News The search is on for the winner of Chancellor Gordon Brown’s ‘Nobel Prize of the Charity World’.The Beacon Fellowship Charitable Trust is today calling for nominations for the 2007 Beacon Prize. Together with the Government’s Cabinet Office, UBS Wealth Management and The Vodafone UK Foundation, the Charity is urging the public to nominate individuals who have made a significant charitable contribution in giving time, money or skills to a specific cause.With awards in 6 categories and additional regional prizes for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the winners will be invited to attend a gala evening in London where the overall prize winner will receive £30,000 to donate to the charity of their choice.Beacon’s Chair and former Broadcaster, Martyn Lewis notes: “The Beacon Prize, described by Chancellor, Gordon Brown MP, as ‘the Nobel Prize of the charity world’, aims to encourage a culture of giving in the UK by uncovering and recognising extraordinary achievements in the world of charity.“Beacon has had a remarkable response to last year’s Prize nomination scheme, revealing stories of extraordinary individuals who have worked to make a difference, be it locally or on a global scale. Each in turn represents the Beacon belief in the strength of individual philanthropy and we are confident this year’s nominations will highlight the work of many more yet unnamed heroes who have given so much in the name of charity.”Nominations close on 1st May 2007. Nominations forms can be downloaded from the Beacon website: you know someone who deserves a Beacon Prize?· Perhaps a young person who uses their time and talent to help others?· Or a person with energy and originality, transformed things in their community?· Or someone who has used their skills to help transform a charity?· Perhaps someone who has inspired his or her family, to give?· Has someone you know created an idea that has changed people’s lives?Whatever your story Beacon wants to hear about it. Categories for nomination include Leadership, Community Builder, Creative Giving, New Initiatives, Family Philanthropy and Young Philanthropist.If you’d like to nominate someone for the Beacon Prize 2007, please visit to download a nomination form. Alternatively, you can email [email protected] or telephone 020 7203 8290.-Ends-For press details call Fintan Nicholls at Beacon on 020 7203 8295 or email [email protected] for EditorsThe Beacon Fellowship is a charitable organisation set up to encourage individual contributions to charitable and social causes and to celebrate and showcase best practice in giving. Beacon awards annual prizes to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to charitable causes or to organisations that benefit the public.An overall winner will be selected every year, who will be given a cash award of £30,000, to be invested in an innovative way by the winner in a charity of their choice. Beacon believes that by highlighting the achievements of the prize winners and showcasing innovation and best practice in philanthropy, others will be inspired and encouraged to make their own contribution.The objectives of the Beacon Fellowship Charitable Trust are as follows:– To run a nationally recognised prize scheme through which the charity sector can acknowledge and reward exceptional philanthropic acts by individuals (giving of time, leadership, money, skills and ideas)– To highlight motivating role models and forms of giving to inspire and educate the next generation of donors– To showcase and implement innovative grant-making techniques through an annual grant by Beacon– To develop a Fellowship body of prize winners who, as they grow in number, are an active force in the charity sector and help raise general awareness and educate the general NichollsBeacon Fellowship Charitable Trust1st FloorHolborn Gate330 High HolbornLondon WC1V 7QTTelephone: 020 7203 8295Fax: 020 7203 8266Email: [email protected]: charity no: 1096423 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Call to find charity champion AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more