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MUG recognised at the 2014 Community Awards

MUG recognized at the 2014 Community Awards

Friday 28 November 2014

Male Uprising Guernsey (MUG) scooped two accolades at the 2014 Community Awards: Fundraising Team of the Year and Trevor Kelham won Outstanding Individual Achievement. Young People Guernsey - The HUB was crowned Charity of the Year.

The Community Awards recognise the local charities, individuals and voluntary organisations that work tirelessly in the voluntary sector and also applauds the generosity and commitment of local businesses.

Male Uprising Guernsey won Fundraising Team of the Year, which acknowledges the charity's fundraising achievements. The team's efforts mean the charity has been able to support various high profile awareness campaigns, specialist bladder testing equipment, a men's health conference, the CAN move exercise classes, Macmillian Hope courses for cancer patients, equipment for storage of samples used in the Hope for Guernsey research, educational equipment and materials used in schools, sports equipment for youth teams and fund a three-year contract for the specialist oncology nurse.

Trevor Kelham, MUG's founder won the Outstanding Individual Achievement award, reflecting his personal role in setting up and leading the charity over the last few years.

The judges said: 'MUG's innovative awareness and fundraising campaigns caught the judge's eye and how they used them to meet and exceed their targets.' They went on to recognize Trevor's contribution as: 'Showing dynamic, passionate and shrewd leadership and for 'having the balls' to tackle difficult issues.'

 

Trevor Kelham, MUG's founder said that both he and the charity were honoured and humbled to receive the two awards, particularly in light of the incredible work done by all the other organisations and charities who had entered.

 

The afternoon tea event attracted an audience of well over 220 people at St James, with representatives from local charities, organisations and companies attending.

Check out their interviews here.  www.communityawards.gg/page/2014-awards-videos