Nancy kilburn


Nancy Kilburn with Alison Eddy of Irwin Mitchell

Nancy, of Easingwold, has been chairman of Easingwold Friends of Cancer Research UK for 10 years, and this year the group celebrates 34 years fundraising for cancer research. As chair of the group, Nancy successfully leads a team of more than 20 supporters who raise on average £20,000 a year for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

As a volunteer herself, Nancy very capably ensures that all the members are inspired, motivated and have fun while participating in their fundraising activities. She feels that this is an essential quality to ensure longevity of the group. As well as volunteering for Cancer Research UK – which Nancy sometimes describes as being like a full time job – she is one of the leaders of a team of people from her local church who go into the local primary school every fortnight to take the assembly and deliver a simple message and prayer. Nancy has been doing this for the last seven years. Nancy is authorised by the Bishop to do home communions for people, who for whatever reason cannot get to Church, and has six regulars, sometimes more.

Nancy is also a licensed administrant for communions in her local parish church and regularly does the intercessions. In addition, Nancy helps out at a local elderly people’s home, where she also takes communion on a monthly basis. Nancy is actively involved with the Camphill movement for people with disabilities, mostly because her daughter is in one of their group homes in Milton Keynes.

Nancy often carries out public speaking on their behalf and also fundraises for them.

Nominated by Janet Leafe