Humblebrag alert! CALM is over the moon to have been shortlisted for four Third Sector Awards: Corporate Partnership of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Charity Chief Executive and THE BIGGIE Charity of the Year.
After our little chair-dance moment (ok there was an actual fist-bump in the office), we’re taking a look back and tipping our hats to the incredible people behind CALM’s achievements…
Shortlisted: Corporate Partnership of the Year
In early 2015, CALM partnered up with the male grooming brand Lynx to deliver #BiggerIssues, the biggest male suicide prevention campaign in UK history. Not only did the campaign reach an online audience of 23 million on International Men’s Day 2015, it actually increased the level of public awareness of male suicide (as the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45) by 45%. By our sides stood the incredible team at TMW, with stellar support from W Communications, Mindshare, Kinetic and DOOH.com.
Shortlisted: Volunteer of the Year
Whether she’s taking pictures in a muddy festival field or on a police boat on the Thames, cheering runners in the street or taking on an epic cycling challenge, Hannah Goodwin is one of CALM’s star volunteers – our Swiss army knife! Many of CALM’s beautiful photography comes courtesy of Hannah’s keen eye and she’s always a joy to work with and beside. Having clocked up an unbelievable 300 hours volunteering for CALM, we think Hannah not only deserves to get shortlisted, but also to WIN THIS THING! She’s a champ in our hearts either way.
Shortlisted: Charity Chief Executive
At the helm of the good ship CALM sits Captain Jane Powell, tireless and determined in the fight to prevent male suicide. Jane has led the CALM journey for ten years and achieved incredible success, building awareness of the issue and launching fierce campaigns that have had a huge impact. She won’t let us say any more nice things so we’ll let you read all about it here…
Shortlisted: Charity of the Year
This is the money shot – quite literally, given that CALM’s success is down to the incredible fundraising of hundreds of supporters who never fail to amaze and dismay in equal measure. It’s simple: you guys give CALM the guts and gusto to take on the single biggest killer of men under 45 in this country. Together we’re working to prevent male suicide.
The winners will be announced on 14 October, so cross fingers for us and we’ll let you know!
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