40th anniversary awards
On September 22, as part of our 40th anniversary celebrations this year, we celebrated all the amazing support we’ve been shown over the years through our 40th anniversary awards event.
Families are at the heart of all we do, and we wanted to recognise and celebrate some truly inspiring families, supporters, organisations and groups who have raised vital funds and awareness for our charity over the years. We would like to wish all of the nominees a huge congratulations, and you can find out about the winners of each category below.
We’d like to extend a big thank you to our 40th anniversary awards night silver sponsor AXA.
Inspirational Family Award (as voted for by our supporters)
The winner of the Inspirational Family Award is the Bowyer Family
The Bowyer Family
The Bowyer’s have stayed at Rainbow House on numerous occasions between 2008 and 2022 while daughter Evie – who was born with Crouzon Syndrome, a genetic condition that causes the plates of the skull to fuse, preventing normal growth – received treatment in hospital.
Evie has undergone many operations yet remains an extremely brave young lady. She recently turned 14 and is awaiting her most complex surgery later this year.
Since 2009 Ian and his family have done so much to support us and he describes his family’s relationship with, and appreciation of, our charity as being ‘life-long’.
As well as his marathon running exploits, Ian has organised countless fundraisers and gone to great lengths in his attempts to increase awareness about the charity. He has also taken part in our Big Chocolate Tea events and has raised over £21,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust since he first stayed with us.
Inspirational Young Person Award
The winner of the Inspirational Young Person Award is Henry and Arthur Lindsay
Henry and Arthur Lindsay
Along with their dad, Arthur and Henry have been raising funds and awareness for the charity after they stayed with us when Henry was born 13 weeks early. They have walked and cycled for miles to raise thousands of pounds.
Outstanding Group, Partner or Team Award
The winner of the Outstanding Group, Partner or Team Award is Beaumont & Brown
Beaumont & Brown
Since 2015, Beaumont & Brown have donated over £80,000 worth of high-quality bed linen to the charity’s ‘Homes from Home’ so that families can have a comfortable night’s sleep. Director Robin Beaumont has also pledged to support the charity as long as he is still in the industry!
Outstanding Supporter Award
The winner of the Outstanding Supporter Award is David Plane
For over six years David has tirelessly supported The Sick Children’s Trust by completing various endurance challenge events such as the Royal Parks Half Marathon, the London Marathon and Ride London 100. David has also enthusiastically attended events such as The Supper Club and the annual cricket tournament.
Sue Cartwright Award
The inaugural Sue Cartwright Award goes to Jodie Vasquez, Maxine and Stephen Farish
Jodie Vasquez, Maxine and Stephen Farish
Maxine and Stephen Farish stayed with us on multiple occasions while their daughter Jodie Vasquez underwent treatment from the age of 15. Before she sadly passed away in 2019, Jodie dedicated much of her time to fundraising for Crawford House and as a family they have raised around £30,000.
Special Recognition Award
The winners of the Special Recognition Award are the Cambridge Fundraising Committee
Cambridge Fundraising Committee
Since the year 2000 the Cambridge Fundraising Committee have raised close to one million pounds and helped us to support almost 11,000 families with children being treated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and The Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. The Committee was formed by Patsy Glazebrook in 1999 to raise funds for our first Cambridge ‘Home from Home’, with Acorn House being officially opened a year later by Michael Crawford CBE.
40th anniversary awards photos
To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we’re appealing to you to help us raise £237,000 to support families in all 148 rooms in our ‘Homes from Homes’ for 40 nights. Could you donate today to help us ensure we’re there for families who need us now and in the future?