Boldest Award 2019
Boldest Award Nominations
For the last three years Anna has boldly led her Candyshop Burlesque troupe to raise over £5,000 for Tenovus Cancer Care. She has poured so much time and energy into bringing people together, to educate, entertain and raise funds.
Anna has always promoted body confidence and awareness. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month she got on stage at one of the shows, and with the help of a troupe member, demonstrated to the audience how to do a self-examination.
Anna has inspired the troupe to be passionate about raising money. The girls buy their costumes, help with set decoration, find raffle prizes, sell tickets, distribute leaflets, put up posters and practice twice a week to make sure they put on the best shows and raise as much money as they can for the charity.
Even though she’s now decided to stop doing shows, Anna is determined to keep fundraising for Tenovus Cancer Care.
Ceri is a busy working mum who has had a cancer diagnosis twice. She’s still undergoing careful monitoring and has regular ongoing treatment. Despite this, she’s taken on the volunteer role of Hospital Outreach Assistant at Velindre Cancer Centre.
Ceri has grown in confidence and now delivers the Tenovus Cancer Care patient education talk every Tuesday to patients about to start their Immunotherapy treatment. This means that the Cancer Support Advisor can spend more time with patients struggling financially.
She has been instrumental in providing support and advice, showing incredible strength and determination. Her friendly and positive nature shines through, reassuring patients and staff. Ceri bravely shares the fact that she too, has been on her own cancer journey, which is remarkably inspirational to the people in these workshops.
Gill encompasses all five Tenovus Cancer Care values. As well as being a dedicated Sing with Us choir member, she’s also a member of the local Friends of Tenovus Cancer Care Group and has recently signed up to become an ACTivate Your Life volunteer.
When Gill was diagnosed five years ago she wasn’t sure she’d make it to her 60th birthday. To celebrate the milestone she decided to climb 60 mountains, reaching the final peak just days before her 61st birthday and raising thousands of pounds for the charity despite being afraid of heights. This year she plans to take on the Anglesey Coastal Path, posting pictures along the route to show that there is life after cancer.
She’s open about how Tenovus Cancer Care has supported her, and is willing to help in any way she can to give back to the charity.
The Supportive Award is kindly sponsored by PXtech.
Wil-U is a suite of charity shop technology that makes selling items, increasing Gift Aid revenue, and connecting with supporters and volunteers easier and more affordable than ever before.
“Volunteers are at the heart of all charities and deserve all the recognition we can give them, so we’re delighted to be supporting the Tenovus Cancer Care Volunteer Awards. We’re on our own bold mission to revolutionise technology in the charity sector. That’s why we want to support all of the BOLD volunteers doing amazing things for their favourite cause.”