ePolitix announces Charity Champion award winners

first_img Howard Lake | 7 December 2003 | News Tagged with: Awards Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people Parliamentarians have been praised for their work in promoting and assisting charitable causes at the first ePolitix Charity Champion awards.A lifetime achievement award was presented to veteran disability campaigner Lord Ashley of Stoke by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP. There were also written tributes for Lord Ashley from the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary Jack Straw.The Chancellor of the Exchequer was himself voted the ePolitix Children’s Champion. Advertisement The ePolitix Charity Champion awards, sponsored by Charity Logistics, were based on nominations by charities large and small for parliamentarians who they felt had championed charitable causes. Parliamentarians themselves then voted online for the winners.The winners were:Animal Welfare Champion – John Greenway MPChildren’s Champion – Gordon Brown MPDisability Champion – Tom Clarke MPHealth Champion – Dr Ian Gibson MPInternational Champion – Tony Baldry MPOlder People Champion – David Heathcoat-Amory MPLifetime achievement award – Lord Ashley of Stoke Lord Ashley said: “ePolitix has simulated parliamentary interest more and more and more. They have got MPs, Peers and the public to be interested in supporting charities like never before. This interest is absolutely crucial.” Commenting on the awards, ePolitix’s Managing Director Michael Hepburn said:“At a time of increasing cynicism towards politics and politicians, these awards shine the spotlight on the hard work many parliamentarians devote to promoting charitable causes and campaigns in Parliament, to constituents and to the wider public.”The ePolitix Web site features articles from charities who nominated parliamentarians for these awards. These charities include BAAF, Barnardos, British Horse Society, Cancer Research UK, Counsel and Care, Ectopic Pregnancy Trust, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, MENCAP, Rotary Club, Teenage Cancer Trust, VOICE, and Womankind Worldwide. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ePolitix announces Charity Champion award winnerslast_img read more