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The 2015 Beacon Award winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 21 April

On 27 January Beacon held a reception for many of our 2015 nominees. The event included an interview with Beacon Fellows Paul Marshall and Marcelle Speller.
Beacon Awards are presented to those whose giving will inspire others to give and contains useful lessons for other philanthropists.
Commenting on the launch on nominations Gay Huey Evans, Chair of the Beacon Awards, said: "The UK has a tradition of philanthropy to be proud of – from George Cadbury, the chocolate heir who set up the Bourneville Village Trust in the 19th Century, to Dame Cicely Saunders who laid the foundations of the modern day hospice movement in the 20th Century.  The Beacon Awards honour the incredible men and women who are building on that heritage in order to inspire others to give"
Upon receiving her Beacon Award in 2013 J.K. Rowling said; “None of us who are privileged in our daily lives and fortunate enough to have more money than we need should require a pat on the back for the act of giving, but we do need help to spread the word that responsible giving can make a difference; to individuals and communities, locally, nationally, and internationally.  The Beacon Awards are a great way to convey that message.”