On Saturday 10th June, we gathered to celebrate the people who make what we do possible, the people who donate their time, money and energy to help others. It was a wonderful night full of laughter and celebration, emotional tributes and jaw dropping tales of hope, determination, inspiration and love.
These awards were introduced in 2012 to recognise and reward the individual and groups that contribute time, energy and donations to Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation every year.
No winners are more deserving. They are not celebrities but real stars, unsung heroes of all ages whose stories take your breath away. The Star Awards are our way to say thank you to all our fundraisers, volunteers and supporters who have made our vital work possible.
The winning individual may have volunteered at one of our events, at supermarket collections, in one of the retail shops or in one of our offices.
This year's WINNER: Teresa Mooney
Congratulations to those highly commended: Zaboor Chaudry | Alison Stokes
★ Visionary Award ★
The judges will recognise and reward the bravery and courage of someone who is striving for a better future for other individuals and families affected by lung cancer.
This year's WINNER: Katie Cohen
Congratulations to those highly commended: Maggie Tear | Luke Folley-Davey
★ Community Champion (individual) ★
This award will be presented to an individual who has raised awareness and/or funds for the charity.
This year's WINNER: Pam Millard
Congratulations to those highly commended: Tom Kelly | Chloe Ellen Jones
★ Community Champion (group) ★
This award will be presented to a community group who have come together to raise awareness and/or funds for the charity.
This years WINNER: Friends and Family of Alisha Douglas
Congratulations to those highly commended: Team Hope | Keith Gibson and Family | Susan Edwards and Family
★ Corporate Supporter Award ★
This award will be presented to a business that has shown commitment to the charity either through a fundraising initiative or volunteering activity.
This year's WINNER: Adroit Private Wealth & Asset Management
Congratulations to those highly commended: Express Gifts | Prospect Law | Real Ale Events LTD.
★ Roy’s Runner Award ★
This award will be presented to a Roy’s Runner or team of runners who have raised money and awareness for the charity by committing time and energy to compete in a particular race, triathlon or series of races.
This year's WINNER: Leigh Webber
Congratulations to those highly commended: Lucy & Mark Zirbser | Glenn Long
★ Challenge Award ★
(in memory of Sir Philip Carter)
Nominees may have overcome adversity in order to complete a challenge, completed a particularly gruelling event of raised a significant amount of money for the charity through sponsorship.
This year's WINNER: Joe Crofts
Congratulations to those highly commended: Laura Vaughan & Craig Cole | Conor McWeeney & Francie Smyth
★ Unsung Hero ★
For this award the judges will recognise an individual who has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to support the charity. For example, they may play a key role in one of our support groups, they may be a patient advocate, a nurse or a medical professional.
This year's WINNER: John White
Congratulations to those highly commended: Mike Davies | Emily McWalter-May
★ The Ray Donnelly Inspire Award ★
This award recognises a group or individual that has shown extraordinary longstanding commitment to the charity. The winning individual could be a longstanding volunteer, fundraiser, trustee or member of staff.
This years WINNER: Michele McMahon
★ Nick Pope Special Contribution Award ★
This award recognises an outstanding contribution to the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation from an individual or organisation in the last two years.
This years WINNER: Brian Gemmell