Annie Mulholland (second from right) has been shortlisted for the Volunteer of the Year award. Annie was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011. Her experiences of struggling to be diagnosed, and her inability to access the drugs she needed from Wales has given her a passion to achieve change for all women with ovarian cancer. Annie is no longer able to work. She has had to move to her daughter’s home in London to access treatments denied in Wales. As well as experiencing gruelling treatment, long journeys to and from Wales, she manages to fit in a phenomenal amount of volunteering.
Joanna Barker MBE, Chairman of Target Ovarian Cancer, has been shortlisted for the Charity Chair of the Year award. After Joanna’s mother and sister both passed away from ovarian cancer within six weeks of each other in 2005, Joanna was spurred to set up Target Ovarian Cancer in 2008. Joanna has never wavered from recognising the importance of being a patient-centred charity and our key aims. She contributes hours of her time and expertise, attending meetings and events and is a phenomenal ambassador for both the organisation and the cause.
We’d like to say huge congratulations to both for their well-deserved nominations. The awards will be announced at a ceremony in London on Thursday 24 September.