Kevin Webber announced as this year’s campaign ambassador for his incredible feats in support of Prostate Cancer UK
#givingtuesday is led in the UK by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and will take place on Tuesday 28th November. It calls for people to ‘do good stuff’ for causes.
Each year, our charity champion search looks for someone who embodies the ethos of #givingtuesday – someone who is great at doing good stuff! This year, we’re delighted to reveal our campaign ambassador as Kevin Webber, who has raised over £200,000 for the charity Prostate Cancer UK. Since being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014, Kevin has taken part in various charity challenges, from an ultramarathon in the Sahara to other races across the world, all to raise awareness and funds for the charity.
His generosity and desire to help others are exactly what #givingtuesday is all about. On hearing the news that he had won Kevin said:
“There are so many ordinary people who behind the scenes are doing so much for others whilst in adversity themselves that it must have been a near impossible choice to pick a winner.
Being told that you may have only two years to live with terminal prostate cancer aged 49 was such an emotional shock for my family. And yet starting chemotherapy shortly after was my epiphany that made me realise how much life is for living, and how I want no other family to have to go through what mine is.
I am doing these challenges to inspire people to live for the day, challenge themselves, do something to help others and push their boundaries.”
Ben Russell, Director of Communications at Charities Aid Foundation, said:
“This campaign is all about highlighting the good deeds we can do for others. “Kevin has completed some astounding charity challenges and we’re sure his story will inspire others to make a difference and show their support for a good cause.”
Each year, we share our charity ambassador’s story as inspiration for others who might want to get involved in #givingtuesday. Want to know more about what you could do? Find out here