JustGiving’s Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year award shortlist announced

first_imgSeven celebrities have been shortlisted for the JustGiving Awards Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year 2013. This is the one JustGiving Award category chosen by the public.People can vote for their favourite celebrity on the shortlist via The Huffington Post UK‘s website. The news and opinion site are media partner for the Awards. Voting closes on 15 March. JustGiving’s Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year award shortlist announced Howard Lake | 15 February 2013 | News Photo: Nell McAndrewThe celebrity shortlistTom Hardy – the actor drove across Siberia to raise over £40,000 for Cambridge homeless charity Flack, helping it to avoid closure.Rebecca Adlington – the Olympic swimmer raised £25,000 for The Perfect Day Foundation and Sport In Action by cycling 450km across Zambia in four days.Nell McAndrew – the model raised over £11,000 at last year’s marathon for Cancer Research UK, running the race in 2:54.Scroobious Pip – the musician trekked up Mount Snowdon (with his beard) to raise funds for the Institute of Cancer Research.Geoff Barrow – the Portishead musician organised a charity football match, involving fellow band members, for Children’s Hospice South West, raising over £5,000.Armando Iannucci – the satirical comedy writer bseiled down Oxford Radcliffe hospital, raising over £6,000 for its children’s unit.Richard Herring – the comedian as raised £170,000 for Scope by fundraising during his comedy toursOn receiving her nomination, Adlington said: “I’m thrilled to have been nominated and will share it with my fellow GB swimmers who completed the challenge with me.  It was a real team effort; we couldn’t have done it without each other’s support”.JustGiving AwardsThere are 10 award categories in the JustGiving Awards, all of which are designed to “celebrate extraordinary fundraising achievements”.Anne-Marie Huby, MD of JustGiving said: “Like the British public, many celebrities are doing fantastic work for good causes and, dare I say it, not always getting the recognition they deserve. At JustGiving, we’ve seen some fantastic examples in the last year and we want to celebrate the great work that these celebrities do to support good causes.”www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/02/14/justgiving-awards-huffington-post-celebrity-fundraiser_n_2686055.html?1360912333&ncid=edlinkukhpmg00000140 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisementcenter_img  83 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Awards Celebrity Digital Justgiving  84 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more