Patron named Celebrity Charity Champion 2016!

Naomi House & Jacksplace Patron, Alastair Stewart OBE, won Celebrity Charity Champion 2016 at the Third Sector Awards.

Alastair Stewart - Third Sector Awards

The newsreader and broadcaster from Bramdean, Hampshire, received the coveted Charity Champion Award at the prestigious Third Sector awards on Wednesday (14th September).

He follows in footsteps of previous winners, Lenny Henry and Jo Brand.

Alastair was nominated after his phenomenal support with our Caterpillar Appeal. He fronted the appeal and helped inspire thousands of people to donate more than £4 million to fully refurbish and transform Naomi House children’s hospice.

The award was presented at a glittering gala dinner and awards presentation in London.

Alastair said he was “thrilled beyond belief” to win the award and that it was “an honour to be there to wave the flag for Naomi House & Jacksplace”.

Niamh Paul, celebrity liaison manager at the Teenage Cancer Trust, said Stewart was "just the sort of supporter every charity is after" and Naomi House had built a long-term, meaningful relationship with him.

It’s amazing to see the incredible impact Alastair has had on the fundraising for the rebuild of Naomi House Children's Hospice. It is fantastic that he has been involved right through the process and that not only has he given of his own time so generously but he has also encouraged his contacts to support it too.

Alex Feis-Bryce, chief executive of National Ugly Mugs, said:

Every charity needs an Alastair.

Keith Wilson, Marketing Manager at Naomi House & Jacksplace, said:

I’ve never met anyone quite like Alastair. His passion and enthusiasm for Naomi House & Jacksplace knows no bounds, and we know that if we ever need his help we need only pick up the phone. He really has gone above and beyond that which is expected of a charity Patron and we are delighted he has been recognised as 2016’s Celebrity Charity Champion.