Celebrate the amazing things people do to show they care
The JustGiving Awards are our way of saying congratulations to the outstanding fundraisers, teams and charities who’ve done incredible things for causes they care about. This year we’ll be doing things a little differently because we want YOU to tell us who you think deserves some recognition.
Our 21 incredible fundraising finalists have now been selected and it's time to vote for the winners. Read their stories below then use our voting app to let us know who should win!
Meet the finalists and cast your vote
Ready to vote for your award winners?
- Voting begins – Wednesday 25th June
- Voting ends – Saturday 23rd August
- JustGiving Awards ceremony – Thursday 25th September
Outstanding commitment to fundraising
Diagnosed with cancer at 15, Stephen began fundraising for the Teenage Cancer Trust. His positive attitude inspired people all over the world, and he raised an incredible £4.2 million.
At 89, Paul was the oldest participant in this year's London marathon. He has now run the marathon 17 times and raised more than £90,000 for Saint Francis Hospice.
Joyce’s started her fundraising quiz when she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Now in its 17th year, her quiz is enjoyed by hundreds of people and has raised over £86,000.
Creative fundraiser of the year
The Huddersfield Marathon Band
This year, the 33-piece Huddersfield Marathon Band won back their record for fastest band to complete a marathon, raising over £67,000 for Sense.
Kevin the whippet
Kevin will dress up as anything from a soldier to a character from Lord of the Rings - in exchange for a donation to the Stroke Association obviously...
Donate to Julian’s page and you’ll receive a unique piece of origami in return. His instagram project, #ThePaperCycle, raises money for The Book Bus.
Young fundraiser of the year
Ella and Oliver Freeman
Ella and Oliver wanted to bake a million cupcakes to raise money for MNDA but realised that might take a bit too long! Instead they'll send a virtual cupcake if you donate to their page.
Emma has a rare kidney disease called FSGS. She raised over £53,000 by organising a sponsored walk to raise funds for the Nephrotic Syndrome Trust, who are doing a study on the disease.
Erin organised a sponsored walk for Tree of Hope to support her little brother Max who has cerebral palsy. He needs lots of therapy and equipment to help him walk, play and have a better life.
Endurance fundraiser of the year
2 Boys in a Boat
The youngest pair ever to row the Atlantic Ocean, Luke Birch and Jamie Sparks spent 54 days at sea and raised over £315,000 for Breast Cancer Care after Luke's mum was diagnosed with cancer.
Team Ciara cycled through 14 countries in 14 days for Reverse Rett. Team member Neil’s daughter has Rett Syndrome. They want to help find a cure.
Tony the Fridge
The latest in a series of incredible endurance challenges, Tony Phoenix-Morrison completed two marathons in 24 hours carrying a 42kg fridge.
Giving app of the year
Philippines typhoon appeal
The Show You Care, Then Share app encouraged people to give £5 to the DEC, and then pass it on to five friends and share it to their Facebook timeline. The app raised over £25,000 for the DEC Philippines appeal.
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is planning to set a new world record for the largest dinghy sailing race. Their use of API technology has allowed thousands of sailors to raise money simultaneously.
The H2Only challenge requires fundraisers to drink nothing but water for two weeks to raise money for RNLI. The app allows participants to tell friends about their fundraising by sharing updates on social media.
Celebrity fundraiser of the year
Last January, Charlie ran a total of 250 miles, visiting 40 football clubs across England to raise funds for Women’s Aid, and encourage football clubs, players and fans to unite in the fight against domestic violence.
After scoring a goal for Tottenham in April 2011, Tom accepted a challenge not to cut his hair until he scored again, to raise money for Cancer Research UK. It took him over two years, and he raised £57,000.
Pippa is taking part in the 3,000-mile West to East Coast Race Across America and the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Race to raise money for the British Heart Foundation and the Michael Matthews Foundation.
Fundraising team of the year
My house to your house
Travelling by man power alone (including a relay swim across the Channel!) the MH2YH gang went from Roger’s house in London to Olly’s in Amsterdam, raising £67,000 for Parkinson’s UK.
Paul organised a team of 500 to cycle 100 miles and raise £100 each for Joining Jack, a charity that raises awareness of Duchenne Muscular Distrophy. In total they raised over £100,000.
Cash & Rocket
Cash & Rocket on Tour is a yearly road trip across Europe, uniting seventy women to raise global awareness and funds for Shine on Sierra Leone, Orphanaid Africa and The Sumbandila Trust.