Flame of Hope Nominations for Shop Volunteers

Flame of Hope Awards

Nominations now closed!

Nominations for the 2022/2023 Flame of Hope Awards are now closed. Thank you for your submissions!




Nominations now closed!

Anyone can nominate a Cancer Research UK volunteer for a Flame of Hope Award!

If you're an Area Manager, Area Support Manager, Shop Manager, Assistant Shop Manager or a shop volunteer, you can nominate someone using the buttons below.

It's possible for staff and volunteers to submit a joint nomination - so do discuss this with your local team if appropriate.

For individual volunteers, you can nominate them for: 

Honorary Fellowship

This award is for someone who has volunteered for Cancer Research UK for 15 years or more


Rising Star of the Year

This award is for a volunteer or group of volunteers who have recently (in the last 2 years) committed to supporting Cancer Research UK and are already demonstrating evidence of growth and impact.


Shop Volunteer of the Year 

This award is for an outstanding volunteer who has shown dedication to their shop, shop manager and fellow volunteers


Uniting Communities Award

This award is for a volunteer who has supported the charity in more than one capacity (e.g. volunteers in a shop and at Race for Life)


Young Volunteer of the Year

This award is for a volunteer aged 24 years and younger


For a group of volunteers, you can nominate them for:

Shop Volunteer Team of the Year

This award is for a group of volunteers who have been a dedicated team

What happens once I submit my nomination?

  • After the nomination deadline on Friday 15 July, all nominations are shortlisted by a range of Cancer Research UK staff and volunteers.
  • All shortlisted nominations are then taken to our awards panel meetings, where the winners and Special Commendations for this year's awards are chosen.
  • Within each category, there will be an award winner and a number of special commendations. 
  • Award winners are announced to the people that nominated them in November/December.
  • The award winners will be informed in January and will be invited to attend a small regional event in March 2023. 
  • Special commendations will be presented by the nominator locally and everyone who is nominated for a Flame of Hope award will receive a letter and certificate from the Chair.