Steve Radjen receives BEM for services to children’s hospices


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Steve Radjen has received the British Empire Medal in the Queens Honours List, for his outstanding contribution to charity. Through his dedication and commitment, Steve has raised over £500,000 for local hospices for children and young adults, Naomi House & Jacksplace.

Over the past 17 years, Steve Radjen has been a prolific supporter of Naomi House & Jacksplace and has made a real difference to the children, young people and families who use the hospices.

In 2012, Steve raised £85,000 by running the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara Desert. Steve’s campaign helped to raise significant awareness through TV and local media as they followed his training and the event itself.

The following year, Steve deepened his support for Naomi House & Jacksplace when he became a trustee. Steve remains committed to this role and gives his time and great support to the organisation through his expertise and professional knowledge of digital marketing and media.

Steve’s most recent endurance challenge event in 2018 celebrated Naomi House’s 21st Anniversary Year. He ran 21 Marathons in 21 consecutive days and smashed his target and raised £160,000. 

As well as herculean feats of endurance, Steve’s own passion and creative drive led the development of the Naomi House & Jacksplace brand over many years of pro-bono support through his former business.

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Steve’s peerless and exemplary contributions to Naomi House & Jacksplace are deeply valued by everyone at Naomi House & Jacksplace. We are so proud to see that his efforts to support life limited and life threatened children, young adults and their families have been recognised with the honour of a BEM. Steve is an inspiration to all of us and a shining light of the community we serve. Thank you, Steve!

—Mark Smith, CEO, Naomi House & Jacksplace

Read about Steve's fundraising challenges

A Q&A with Steve about his epic challenge, running 21 marathons in 21 consecutive days.

Q&A with Steve Radjen for #21in21