Every event, every fundraiser and every brew made is powered by our wonderful network of fantastic members, and they mean the world to us.

There are some who go far beyond the call of duty and we feel it's important they're recognised. Our national Making a Difference Awards are designed to celebrate and say thank you to these extraordinary people.

Each winner is presented with a personally-engraved award by the Grand Master, our Chairman of the Society, in a special ceremony at our annual conference.

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Our 2020 winners have now been chosen!

Thank you to everyone who nominated their Oddfellows star. We were blown away by the calibre of entrants. Our four winners will be formally announced on 26 May at our annual conference in Scarborough. What a truly amazing crew we have at the Oddfellows!

Enriching lives socially

CATEGORY 1

"This member loves contributing to social activity, whether as a frontline organiser or backroom support. Whatever they do, they can always be relied on to get everything together for the get-togethers, and without their input events just wouldn’t be as good as they are."

Congratulations to Faye, our category winner for 2019.

Giving something back

CATEGORY 2

"The focus of this member is to raise as much money as possible for worthy causes. They may be involved in organising and participating in fundraising activities or events, and will use every opportunity to help raise money or 'in kind' charitable support."

Congratulations to David, our category winner for 2019.

Working in the spirit of mutuality

CATEGORY 3

"This member’s passion lies in the running of the Branch and Society as a whole. Typically they will have held one or a number of formal roles and worked collaboratively with their management committee to make positive things happen."

Congratulations to Bill, our category winner for 2019.

Giving a helping hand

CATEGORY 4

"Looking after other members is what this member loves best. They are likely to be a Welfare Visitor or other caring volunteer who goes out of their way to look after the wellbeing of members – whether phoning, writing or visiting, they can always be counted on when it matters or in times of need."

Congratulations to Vivienne, our category winner for 2019.