Cancer Council NSW Supporter Awards 2019

Supporter Awards winners announced! 

The first-ever Cancer Council NSW Supporter Awards took place on Saturday 9 November and was a great success! Awards were presented to selected winners across a range of categories, capturing almost the entire spectrum of our supporter community.

It was an amazing opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to all the inspirational individuals, teams and organisations that make our work possible!

A massive thanks to Holland America Line for generously providing the venue aboard one of their luxurious charters, The Noordam.

We’re already looking forward to next year’s Supporter Awards, so start thinking about who deserves recognition from your community!

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners!


Individual Fundraiser of the Year: Deanna Marriot

Team Fundraiser of the Year: Team Cooch

High Profile Ambassador of the Year: Timothy Bowen

Community Ambassador of the Year: Lily Gubbay

Corporate Partner of the Year: Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation

Philanthropist of the Year: The Ross Family         

Cancer Prevention Champion of the Year: Luca Turrini

Consumer Research Panellist of the Year: Derek Maule

Journalist of the Year: Steph Bedo

Young Hero(s) of the Year Award: Matilda Howe and Mackenzie Eyles (joint winners)

Holland America Line Lifetime Achievement Award: Sinilia Radivojevic


All Finalists

Philanthropist of the Year

  • James Freeman
  • Keith & Alison Ross
  • The Fussell Family Foundation
  • Max Schroder

Consumer Research Panellist of the Year

  • Derek Maule
  • Jane Bennett
  • Phil Burge

Corporate Partner of the Year

  • Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation
  • Bingo Industries
  • Holland America Line

Cancer Prevention Champion of the Year

  • Luca Turrini
  • Jan Fallding

Journalist of the Year

  • Kate Aubusson
  • Mitchell Jordan
  • Stephanie Bedo
  • Matilda Rudd

High Profile Ambassador of the Year

  • Jim Wilson
  • Mark Ferguson
  • Elle Halliwell
  • Nicolas Jovanovic
  • Teresa Cutter
  • Paul Gow
  • Timothy Bowen

Individual Fundraiser of the Year

  • Deanna Marriot
  • Sally Butchers
  • Raelee Shearer

Team Fundraiser of the Year

  • Team Cooch
  • Heaven Can Wait
  • The Crabbs

Community Ambassador of the Year

  • Lily Gubbay
  • Brandon Hughes
  • Ben Bravery
  • Caroline Bernardi
  • Merryn McLachlan
  • Kirsty Browne

Young Hero of the Year 

  • Xavier Lovett
  • Matilda Howe
  • Mackenzie Eyles
  • Haylee Moiler
  • Ariba Omar

Holland America Line Lifetime Achievement 

  • Carl Friedlieb
  • Donald Campbell
  • Sinilia Radivojevic
  • Lynette Moseley and Margaret Jones
  • Cassie Hill


About the Cancer Council NSW Supporter Awards

On Saturday 9 November 2019, Cancer Council NSW, in partnership with Holland America Line, is holding its first ever Supporter Awards to celebrate the amazing individuals and organisations that give their time, resources or funding to make our work possible. These state awards present an opportunity to say a huge thank you to those who help us reduce the impact of cancer.

The awards event will be invite-only and hosted on Noordam, one of Holland America Line’s fleet of 14 elegant ships, while she is docked at White Bay Cruise Terminal on Sydney Harbour. Holland America Line is an avid supporter of Cancer Council NSW and its provision of a venue for the 2019 Supporter Awards is yet another example of its generosity and passion for a cancer free future.