Fundraising Team

Ashgate Hospicecare nominated for Charity Times Award

Ashgate Hospicecare is proud to announce that it has been nominated for ‘Fundraising Team of the Year: with an income under £5 million’ at this year’s Charity Time Awards.

The hospice, which has been nominated for its continuing specialised development and its outstanding professionalism under the category of fundraising, has been shortlisted to attend the awards on the 28th of September at the Park Plaza in London.

Lucy Nickson, CEO of Ashgate Hospicecare, said, “It is a huge honour that our fundraising team has been nominated for such a prestigious award.

The fundraising department is such a fundamental part of Ashgate Hospicecare’s team. We rely heavily on fundraising to keep our services running and without them, we wouldn’t be able to keep giving the incredible care that we do to people in North Derbyshire year after year.”

“As the demand for our services grow, so does the need for funding. The team were set very ambitious targets last year to raise the money required so we could increase the number of people we care for. They have worked so hard and to have over-achieved in some areas of fundraising at the levels they have done is worthy of recognition.”

Esther Preston, Director of Fundraising and Marketing, said, “I am immensely proud that my team have been shortlisted for this national award. I know what an amazing job they do and it is wonderful for them to receive such recognition.”

Esther added, “Fundraising can be very challenging, but it’s nothing compared to what our patients and families go through and I know this drives my team every day to be the best they can be. Working for a vital local charity is very rewarding in itself, so to be short listed for this award is really the icing on the cake.”

The objectives of the awards aim towards raising the standards of charity management and aims to provide recognition for those who are providing effective support to the sector.

Jean Horton, Chair of the Board of Trustees, said, “What a tremendous achievement to be nominated for this award. This accolade rightly acknowledges the excellent work done by our fundraising department who are all skilled individuals who work so effectively as a team under the leadership of an outstanding Director.

“This award recognises their dedication to Ashgate Hospicecare and their continued commitment to fundraising for our patients. The team members are under a great deal of pressure to raise considerable amounts of money, but always rise to the challenge and deliver the goods. Their aim is not only to ensure we have the finances to support the quality services Ashgate delivers but to be ready to fund future initiatives and patient needs.

“This nomination is a huge endorsement of the quality work of the fundraising team. Everyone at Ashgate is immensely proud of them and we wish them well for the Award’s evening.”

The awards ceremony, which is run by Charity Times Magazine, was attended by more than 600 guests last year and it’s hoped this year will beat all expectations.

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