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Hannah receives Future Stars Fundraising Award

Danny Redhead
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10 Jul 2015

Having been shortlisted for an award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, Hannah attended the Viking FM Future Stars Awards Ceremony at the Oklands Hall Hotel, Laceby on 26th June.

Having nominated Hannah earlier in the year, it was revealed in May that she was one of three shortlisted for the Charity Fundraiser Award.

It's important to recognise people for their dedication and commitment. Most people only see the work that happens on the front line, but the reality is many hundreds of hours are spent behind the scenes to run an branch like we do, everything we do is done voluntarily, and without all of Hannah's hard work behind the scenes we wouldn't be able to raise the amounts we do.

Hannah was announced as the winner of the fundraising category at the prestigious award ceremony, which saw live performances from Britain’s Got Talent's Calum Scott. The award recognises a young person who works tirelessly to help others and fundraise for good causes.

"The evening was absolutely incredible, there were so many inspiring stories from young people across Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire." said Hannah.

"I met so many fantastic individuals whose stories touched the entire room, whilst raising an awful lot of money for Viking FMs charity Cash For Kids in the process. I was truly honoured to receive the award and did not expect it at all in such a tough category."

Hannah has been involved in our journey for the full five years we have been fundraising. In 2013 she took on the role of branch secretary as the organisation began to grow locally. In her role she takes on leading roles in planning and delivering fundraisers, working with both our internal team, and external supporters, as well as representing the charity in the community, all voluntarily whilst studying at the University of York.