ig congratulations to our Treasurer Mark Ferguson for winning the BT Chairman’s Award for Fundraiser of the Year and the Outstanding Contribution Award (a category created specially this year in recognition of Mark’s work for the Foundation). As a result of these awards BT are donating £3,000 to the charity. We are all very proud of you Mark, well done!

In 2011, Mark was appointed a trustee responsible for fundraising and business development at the foundation. His strategy is to make fundraising part of their supporters’ daily lives and develop channels to achieve this. As a result, Mark has helped the charity implement the use of our BT MyDonate as their preferred donation platform.

‘Our multichannel approach has been successful, our support base and income has increased. Last year I worked on multiple grant applications. We were delighted to win the DFiD grant enabling us to provide basic health services to some of the world’s poorest people. Funding for the projects helps us to reduce maternal and under five mortality rates, by providing emergency obstetrics, neo-natal and primary healthcare.’Mark Ferguson, Winner of 2 BT Chairman’s Awards