The Charity Event Awards, organised by GCN Events took place on 17th May at etc venues 133 Houndsditch in London.

These were the first time for these awards to acknowledge the specific achievements of the events fundraising sector.  The prize-winners of the 4 categories are listed below, and full details all entrants can be found on the website : 

Most Innovative Fundraising Event:
GOLD: AFK Beach – myAFK – working with disability
Silver: Level up for Shelter – Shelter
Bronze: Use Your Senses 5k – Guide Dogs for the Blind

Best Outdoor Charity Event:
GOLD: Mighty Hike Series – MacMillan Cancer Support
Silver: Kent Scouts Big Cardboard Sleep Out – Porchlight
Bronze: The Snowden Push – The Back Up Trust

Best Established Charity Event:
GOLD: Memory Walk – Alzheimer’s Society
Silver: London to Brighton Bike Ride – British Heart Foundation
Bronze: The Children with Cancer UK Ball – Children with Cancer UK

Best New Charity Event:
GOLD: London Landmarks Half Marathon – Tommy’s
Silver: Unforgettable – NSPCC
Bronze: Sleep Walk for Shelter – Shelter

These brand-new awards were created to recognize and celebrate the many examples of where Charities have harnessed the power of amazing events to both advance their cause and raise much needed extra funds. 

The Awards honour the dedication, determination, ingenuity and true grit of all those involved of the staging of these events.  


Claire Wormsley, Founder and Managing Director of GCN Events said: 


‘We have been delighted to introduce the Charity Event Awards this year. In the increasingly competitive UK Charity Events Sector, it is an uphill challenge to stand out from the crowd.  The winners and runners up are an exemplary lesson in how to use ingenuity, creativity and flair to constantly invent and evolve, and deliver a faultlessly executed and memorable occasion for all participants.  Many Congratulations to everyone who entered and provided inspiration for us all. Heartfelt thanks also to our fantastic judges for their insight and expertise.’