Smee & Ford Legacy Giving Awards Finalists Announced

Published 22 February 2023

We're thrilled to announce the finalists of the Smee & Ford Legacy Giving Awards 2023!

On the behalf of all of us at Smee & Ford, congratulations to the 64 finalists!

The award entries were reviewed and assessed by a judging panel that includes some of the biggest names from across the legacy giving community.

The finalists have been selected based on matching the criteria for Excellence, Innovation, and Impact and attributing scores against a transparent system aimed at recognising and rewarding inspirational legacy teams and individuals. The 2023 finalists are as follows:

  • Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
  • Bible Society (British & Foreign Bible Society)
  • Blind Veterans UK
  • Bransby Horses
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Caroline Reynolds
  • Crisis and Farewill
  • David Pond
  • Debbie Henshaw
  • Diabetes UK
  • Digilegal
  • Douglas Macmillan Hospice
  • Emma McCormack
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity
  • Guide Dogs
  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance &
  • Foot Anstey
  • Helen & Douglas House
  • Jason Williams
  • Jilly Rivers
  • League Against Cruel Sports
  • Legacy & In memory SIG
  • Legacy Life Cover & Crisis
  • Louise Davies
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Midlands Air Ambulance Charity
  • Moorfields Eye Charity
  • National Trust
  • Norwood
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Petra Gomersall
  • Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent
  • Royal Papworth Hospital Charity
  • Scottish SPCA
  • Shelter
  • Shirley Sweet
  • Stewardship
  • Stroke Association
  • Tearfund
  • The Air Ambulance Service
  • The Leprosy Mission
  • The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • University of York
  • VSO - Voluntary Service Overseas
  • WaterAid
  • Weldmar Hospicecare
  • Weston Hospicecare
  • Willen Hospice
  • YHA and National Free Wills Network

You can see the full shortlist with project titles and categories here.

We would like to congratulate the finalists on being nominated ahead of the Smee & Ford Legacy Giving Awards. We are looking forward to welcoming them to the ceremony in April, to join us in recognising and celebrating the talent, commitment and passion of people working in legacies and the important work they do on behalf of legators, charities and their beneficiaries.

Polly Avgherinos, Managing Director, Smee & Ford


The winners will be selected following a rigorous judging stage ahead of the Smee & Ford Legacy Giving Awards ceremony. The full list of nominees for the awards can be found at

The selected winners will be announced during a ceremony at Hilton Bankside, London, on 27 April 2023.

For any queries, please contact Kash Kassim on 0203 5107098, or email