TRAD Wins Organisational Fundraiser of the Year at ANSA 2023


TRAD has been honoured as Organisational Fundraiser of the Year at the Anthony Nolan Supporter Awards (ANSAs) 2023 for their extraordinary efforts to support the blood cancer charity. 

Their impressive fundraising campaign netted £35,000, far surpassing the initial goal of £22,000, in memory of their late colleague John Paterson.

The award ceremony, which took place at the Tower of London on the 14th of June, marked the first in-person event since the ANSAs transitioned to a virtual format in 2019 due to the pandemic. 

Prominent figures such as actress Kellie Shirley and social media personality Vickaboo were also in attendance, acknowledged for their efforts in raising awareness for the charity’s mission.

The ANSAs have been a pivotal annual event since 2013, celebrating the inspiring contributions of corporations and individuals to the critical work of the Anthony Nolan charity.

Trad’s fundraising initiative, named “22k for 2022“, was launched in memory of John Paterson, who tragically passed away in June 2021. 

The campaign involved a calendar of fundraising events throughout 2022, including the challenging Three Peaks expedition and a golf day at Gleneagles, one of John’s favoured spots.

John’s legacy was at the heart of this partnership, driving and inspiring his colleagues’ efforts. The late colleague’s influence was not only present in their fundraising activities but also had a significant impact on the TRAD family.

Ros Howe, HR Director at TRAD, shared her thoughts on the award and fundraising efforts: “Raising £35,000 in John’s name and winning this award has been overwhelming. During our year of fundraising, we’ve been able to support Jane, John’s wife, through her grief; that meant so much to us all because John was so much more than a colleague – he was our friend.”

TRAD’s Managing Director, Colin Dobson, echoed these sentiments: “Tonight’s been amazing. John was my boss, my colleague, and my friend, that I worked with for 25 years. It meant a lot to the Trad family because everyone’s participation in the company exceeded expectations due to John’s influence.”

Anthony Nolan’s Chief Executive, Henny Braund MBE, praised Trad for their exceptional support: “All of our nominees are hugely deserving winners of these awards; Trad’s incredible support and passion for our work is a fantastic example of our charity’s ethos, which is built on making lifesaving connections.”

Braund continued: “By raising vital funds and much-needed awareness, we are curing blood cancer together. We can give families hope and give more people a future.”

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