Let's Make a Spark - Corporate Awards Event 2015

Thanks to all those who joined us for our glittering night of glamour and awards in celebration of the amazing supporters, volunteers & staff of DKMS in our inaugural, Let’s Make a Spark Corporate Awards Gala.

This event was held at the UnderGlobe, Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, on Thursday 5th November 2015, to raise awareness and much needed funds to enable more registrations of potential lifesavers on to the UK Stem Cell Registry.

The awards, which were hosted by broadcaster and journalist Naga Munchetty, were to honour the companies and individuals who have supported DKMS since it launched in the UK in 2013. They were attend by 151 guests, with supporters from 26 different organisations, including our sponsor for the evening, international jeweller, Lilou.

Alongside Ms Munchetty was The Worshipful The Mayor of the London Borough of Hounslow, Councillor Nisar Malik, who presented a number of awards and made a significant donation on the night.

The winners of the evening's awards were:

The Delete Blood Cancer UK - Corporate, Social Responsibility Award for Fundraising

Park Leisure

For demonstrating the important part that corporate social responsibility plays in business today and the positive impact it can have on corporate/charity partnership work.

The Delete Blood Cancer UK - Company Donor Recruitment Event Award


Awarded in recognition of the important role organisations have played in supporting our key mission: to increase the number of lifesaving blood stem cell donors, so that one day there is a suitable donor for every person who needs one.

The Delete Blood Cancer UK - Fundraising Inspirational Volunteer Award

Robbie Chahal

This is awarded in recognition of the important role volunteers play in supporting the mission of DKMS to raise awareness, promote donor recruitment events and fund raise.

The Delete Blood Cancer UK Fundraising Digital/Creative Award

Pace Media

This is awarded in recognition of the significant role that creative technology plays in raising awareness of the lifesaving work of DKMS, through digital and/or creative means.

The Delete Blood Cancer UK Special Award for Outstanding Contribution towards Fundraising

Samrick Bahia

Andrew Gilboy

The Martini Family

Jayne Snell

This, our highest award, recognises the significant and inspirational role individuals have played in raising funds and awareness of the lifesaving work of DKMS, acting as an advocate for the Charity.

Auction & Fundraising

We successfully raised £15,000 on the night with pledges of increased support from our corporate partners during 2016.

Dinner & Dancing

Swan London Events served a special 3 course menu all washed down with a sparkling glass of prosecco. Then guests danced the night away to the dulcet tones of Mr Henry Olonga and the incredible sounds of The Sweet & Lowdown.

On behalf of everyone at DKMS we thank all those who attended and look forward to next year!


To see all the photos from the night, please use the link below.