The Institute of Fundraising along with Prime Minister,
Gordon Brown celebrated the recognition of six volunteer
fundraisers as ‘Everyday Heroes’.
The efforts of six volunteer fundraisers including Alison
Cordwell of Lancashire, Liam Fairhurst of Soham, Elizabeth
Haycock of Northampton, Chris Lavender from Bedfordshire
and Phil Pemble of Sutton Coldfield were recognised at a
reception held at 10 Downing Street.
Lindsay Boswell, chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising,
said: “There are hundreds of thousands of volunteer
fundraisers who collectively raise a huge amount of money
each year. In turn, they make a phenomenal contribution
to the work that many voluntary organisations are able to
“Often the unsung heroes of volunteering, the Institute
is delighted that the Prime Minister has chosen to acknowledge
the remarkable efforts of these volunteer fundraisers as
“Everyday Heroes' at a Downing Street reception yesterday.
Their efforts and contribution are an example to us all.”