North Devon Hospice takes home two Third Sector Excellence awards

The charity scoops two trophies alongside the Royal British Legion, while the Commissioner for the Compact Bert Massie takes the top individual honour at the Third Sector Excellence Awards

Award winner North Devon Hospice
Award winner North Devon Hospice


The Royal British Legion and North Devon Hospice came away as the big winners at last night’s Third Sector Excellence Awards.

The two charities, which both won two awards, were among the 23 winners at the prestigious event, which took place at the Lancaster London hotel.

The Royal British Legion walked away with the awards for Innovation in Fundraising and Direct Marketing Campaign, while North Devon Hospice won the Financial Management and Fundraising Event accolades.

Citizens Advice also gained two awards for its involvement in partnerships with other charities.

Sir Bert Massie, the Commissioner for the Compact, won the Luke FitzHerbert Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the sector and to equality for people with disabilities.

Other winners at the awards, which are sponsored by insurance firm Markel included: East Cheshire Hospice (Annual Report), Toynbee Hall (Public Sector Partnership) and Shelter (Fundraising Team). Rebecca Smith of the youth charity Service Six was named Volunteer of the Year.

Full details of the winners and the night will be published in a special awards supplement in the 5 October edition of Third Sector.

Click to here see photos from the night.


Full list of winners

The Luke FitzHerbert Lifetime Achievement Award
Sir Bert Massie
Small Charity, Big Achiever
African Children’s Educational Trust
Big Impact Award
Transparency International UK

Communications, Marketing and Campaigning

Annual Report (sponsored by Barclays Corporate) East Cheshire Hospice
Communications Team Drinkaware
Communications Campaign
(sponsored by PRWeek) Beatbullying for You Can Speak Out Now
Brand Development Ramblers
Use of Digital Media
Care International UK
Website WWF-UK 


Innovation in Fundraising The Royal British Legion for the Weekly Poppy Draw
Direct Marketing Campaign
(sponsored by the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association) The Royal British Legion for the Remembrance Cross Appeal
Fundraising Team Shelter
Fundraising Event North Devon Hospice for the English National Sheepdog Trials and Devon Country Fayre

Finance and Enterprise

Charity Trading The Create Foundation for Found
Financial Management (sponsored by Moracle) North Devon Hospice
Social Enterprise (sponsored by Regeneration + Renewal) PM Training


Charity Partnership (sponsored by Appco Group Support) Citizens Advice & Macmillan Cancer Support’s Welfare Benefits Partnership
Corporate Partnership (sponsored by Odgers Berndtson) Barclaycard, Citizens Advice, Family Action & Gingerbread’s Horizons project
Public Sector Partnership (sponsored by CfA) Toynbee Hall, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets & the London Illegal Money Lending Team

At Work

Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Markel) Rebecca Smith of Service Six
Best Employer (sponsored by MKH) Safer Wales

Governance and Foundations

Innovation by Trusts and Foundations (sponsored by Ansvar) Scottish Community Foundation
Trustee Board of the Year (sponsored by Ansvar) National Union of Students

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