Alex Demain Young Fundraiser of the Year Award 2019

Do you know an inspirational young fundraiser?

We are excited to launch the Alex Demain Young Fundraiser of the Year Award for 2019! Starting in 2016, the award is in memory of our dear colleague and friend, Alex, who sadly passed away in 2015.

Passionate about his work, Alex was a valued member of our fundraising team who always loved to hear stories for our supporters about how they overcame challenges to raise money and awareness for the charity.

This award was created to honour the achievements of our extraordinary supporters who meet our values of Ambitious, Compassionate, and Stronger Together, whilst also remembering a great friend.

We are so proud that Alex’s legacy lives on with this fundraising award. Alex had a real passion for fundraising and had such a charismatic personality. It is fantastic that these amazing young fundraisers have worked so hard and raised money for this amazing cause.

Cherrie Demain
Alex's Mum

We are now accepting nominations for 2019’s Alex Demain Young Fundraiser of the Year Award

The award is open to any Crohn’s & Colitis UK fundraiser in the UK under the age of 30, who has raised over £250 in the past year.

If you have been motivated or inspired by the innovative ways a young person has fundraised for Crohn’s & Colitis UK, we would love to receive your nomination. 

Last year, we launched the Alex Demain Lifetime Awareness Award, to celebrate supporters who have worked tirelessly to raise awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis. All nominations will be considered for this award as well.

Make a nomination!

Who can make a nomination?
Anyone! As long as you are not a current employee of Crohn's & Colitis UK, or part of either selection panel, you are free to submit a nomination.

Don't forget, you can also nominate yourself!

What do I include in the nomination?
We have a really simple and straightforward form for you to complete online, where you will be asked to provide:

  • The details of who you are nominating (if nominee is under 18, you will need the contact details of a parent or guardian with their permission)
  • Why they decided to raise money for Crohn’s & Colitis UK
  • A description of the fundraising undertaken in the past year by the nominee, including how much was raised
  • Any additional photos or comments to support your nomination, e.g. reason for your nomination, press interest/awareness raising, or any especially imaginative or brave achievements!

If you do have any questions or queries, please contact our friendly Supporter Care team on 01727 734485 or

Nominations will be shortlisted by the fundraising team and voted on by the whole charity. Of those highly voted, Alex’s family will be involved in selecting the worthy winners who will be announced at our London WALK IT event on Saturday 8 June.

Make a nomination!

The closing date for nominations is Sunday 6 May.