Nominations are now open for the Wessex Charity Awards 2012, which recognise the dedicated work that is put in by charity staff and volunteers in the region.
Anyone can nominate their favourite charity or individual for Awards in the following categories: Charity of the Year, Chief Executive of the Year, Best Fundraising Project of the Year, Volunteer(s) of the Year, as well as two new categories for 2012 being Charity Business Supporter of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Awards are open to organisations in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Dorset, West Sussex, West Surrey and Wiltshire. It’s an opportunity for charities to showcase their work and to acknowledge the dedication of staff and volunteers.
A Gala Reception and Awards Dinner for 300 people will take place on Thursday 11 October, at Winchester Guildhall, hosted by the cricketing legend, David Gower.
Jenny Warner, MD of Charisma Charity Recruitment, who are organising the Awards said “With all the fantastic work done by charities, businesses supporting charities and individuals in the Wessex region, we are thrilled to be organising this event again, now in its third year”.
Mike Denny, from Oakhaven Hospice, Winner of the 2010 Fundraising Team of the Year Award said, “Winning this Award was a great honour and not only gave everyone here a big boost seeing their work acknowledged, but also improved our standing and reputation in our local community”.
To make a nomination, visit www.wessexcharityawards.co.uk or call 01962 610077. The deadline is 30th June and the finalists will be announced in August.
Charisma Charity Recruitment was founded in 2002 by Jenny Warner. Charisma is a specialist charity recruitment consultancy based in Winchester and London placing CEO’s, Fundraising Managers, Marketing and Communications Managers and Finance staff. Their clients include RSPCA, Winchester Cathedral Trust, Naomi House Children’s Hospice, KIDS, Wessex Cancer Trust, British Liver Trust, Diabetes UK, Explore, HCPT The Pilgrimage Trust and Compassion in World Farming.
The Wessex Charity Awards were founded by Charisma Charity Recruitment. This is the third time that this event has been run, the first two being held in February 2009 at The Rose Bowl, and the second being held at Winchester Guildhall in September 2010. Almost 300 people attended both events and this regional Awards event has proved to be well regarded, and now eagerly awaited, by charities in the region.
The Host for the evening will be the legendary England cricketer, David Gower.