Thanks again to the amazing fundraisers that joined us at our 2018 Fundraiser of the Year Awards last Thursday evening and congratulations to all our winners! It was lovely to be able to reward and meet some of our 2018 fundraisers.
Throughout 2018 they collectively managed to raise over £70,000 through their community and challenge events! Thanks to everyone that contributed and worked hard to raise money for the animals at our centre, including those who couldn't make it on the night.
We'd also like to thank Jason Burrill for doing a grand job at handing out the trophies and medals to our winners.Engrave it All for doing a wonderful job of making the trophies and medals for us. Dazzling Decor for making the effort to come and dress the chairs, making them look fabulous. Finally East Sussex College Eastbourne for letting us hold the awards ceremony there and for their absolutely amazing hospitality! The food and drinks they provided were delicious and they made the room look beautiful.
Here's a link to our photos from the evening and all photos were kindly taken by volunteer, Lee Nolan!
Here's a list of the Winners and Runners-Up:
Outstanding Junior Fundraiser Award:
Lettie Foord and Annabelle Wallis
Millie and Millie
Top Corporate Partners Award
Runners Up: Co-op Petrol station in Polegate
Newhaven Pets at Home and Eastbourne Pets at Home
Top Fundraiser from Raystede Award
Top Fancy Dress Fundraiser
Naomi Coles and Natasha Hamilton
Top Community Champion Award
Alison Black and Charlotte Raeburn from GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway)
Athena from Eastbourne Asda
Andi and Trevi from Peacehaven
East Sussex College- Hospitality and Catering Department
Most Innovative Fundraiser
Uckfield Community Orchestra- represented by Geoffrey
Brighton to Brussels Cycle Ride Organisers- Howie and Mart
Rachel Simm for the Ride Out for Raystede event
Top Corporate Supporter Award
Dazzling Décor- Vicki
Harveys Brewery- Bob Sawyer
Top Fundraiser Award
Ellie from Freaks on the Peaks
Gemma and Stephanie Coussement-Thomas
Raystede Spirit Award
The most ‘Environmentally Friendly’ fundraiser: Sandy Moon and Kat Radova
The Determination Award: Martin and Howie
Courage Award: Sharon Lock
Endurance Award: Nikkie Beard and Adrian Dawn.
Excellence: Katy Bailey
Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer
Annie Howes and Patch
Peter Courtney Fitch
Outstanding Commitment to Raystede
Derrick Elliott and the Astronomical societies Janet Kelly