The work of Leicester based charity, Hope Against Cancer, has been recognised once again after winning an award at the Enterprising Women Awards 2019 night. These awards are held for women who go above and beyond to reach the goals of the company/organisation they work for.
The night was supported by the East Midlands Chamber, at the Derbyshire County Cricket Club. The short listers attended a gala dinner and the evening was hosted by Midlands ITV newsreader Sameena Ali-Khan. The night was fittingly held on March 8th which was International Women’s Day.
Hope Against Cancer’s Corporate & Events Fundraiser, Tracey Hallam was named ‘Female Employee of the Year’. After joining Hope in 2017 Tracey has made a huge impact by constantly raising the profile of the charity by managing and organising fundraising events which are fully supported by the Leicestershire community. The award winners were chosen from a shortlist of 35 finalists by the Chamber’s judging panel.
Nigel Rose, Chief Executive at Hope Against Cancer has said that: “Tracey’s award is so well deserved. She’s so passionate about what she does and always goes above and beyond for Hope. We’re very proud to have her on the team.”
During the night Tracey also found out that she is a finalist at the ‘Women Who’ Awards in the ‘Women Who Achieve for a Charity’ category. This was announced at the ‘Women Who Achieve’ Network night at Coombe Abbey Hotel, which is where the winner will be announced at the Awards Lunch on Friday 7th June 2019.
Tracey said: “I am overwhelmed and honoured to not only win this award, but to also be shortlisted as a finalist for another on the same night. Everything that we do at Hope is to ensure that those affected by cancer have access to better treatments through our research.’
Adding to this Tracey explained: “The fundraising we do and the donations we receive all go towards funding vital cancer research right here in Leicester. Our aim is to find improved treatments with the goal of increasing survival rates for cancer patients.”
If you want to know more about the work that this local charity does, or how you can help fundraise, then this information can be accessed here.