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Scope celebrates fundraising successes

Fundraising | Becky Slack | 1 Jul 2007

Scope has celebrated the successes of its fundraising team with the introduction of an internal award, the Tom Crocker Award for fundraising innovation and creativity.

Entries included the Waterstones Window that saw 20 participants from previous Scope events create a "living, breathing billboard" in the window of a Waterstones store and a Christmas DM appeal that raised £287,000. However, the Big Night Out event that combined fundraising with campaigning scored the most points from the judging panel, which included editor of PF Becky Slack and chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising, Lindsay Boswell (pictured).

"The award provides a major opportunity to celebrate our achievements and renew our ambitions to generate the financial means and change in attitudes that will ensure disabled people achieve equality. Big Night Out will enable us to work towards both of these goals and I congratulate Rebecca Bentham and Cathy Elliott who worked so hard on the project," said director of fundraising, Louise Jagger.

Meanwhile, the charity has held its first Time to Get Equal Week (18 and 24 June), which saw more than 50 fundraising and awarenessraising events take place in its services and shops across the country.


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