Former CLIC Sargent Chair shortlisted for lifetime achievement award

Daphne Pullen OBE, Chair of CLIC Sargent from 2006-2014, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the Directory of Social Change for the difference she has made through her voluntary work to communities throughout the UK.

The winner of the award will be determined by a public vote, with voting open until 24 November 2014 at Any member of the public can vote.

Former CLIC Sargent Chair shortlisted for lifetime achievement award

CLIC Sargent Chief Executive, Lorraine Clifton, said: “Daphne has dedicated over 35 years to supporting and leading voluntary sector organisations, and I’m delighted that the difference she has made has been recognised by the Directory of Social Change by shortlisting her for their lifetime achievement award. 

“She was a remarkable Chair for CLIC Sargent, who has helped us make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of children and young people with cancer. I hope people will help ensure her achievements are recognised by voting for Daphne to be awarded this honour.”

Daphne Pullen OBE has dedicated 35 years of her life to the voluntary sector from being a grassroots volunteer to leading two UK-wide charities, including CLIC Sargent, through change so they could make an even bigger difference in communities throughout the UK.

As Chair of CLIC Sargent, from 2006 to 2014, Daphne successfully led the newly merged charity to almost double the funds it raised every year so we could provide more vital support to children and young people with cancer, and their families, including opening three new Homes from Home in London, Nottingham and the first of two in Belfast.

Daphne has also helped make sure CLIC Sargent is fit for the future as the charity needs to grow so that it can reach and support every single child and young person with cancer who needs it.

Daphne also led the Samaritans as Chair from 2002-5, helping to ensure the charity could meet the needs of people in distress more effectively in the twenty-first century. 

And Daphne has also found time to contribute to the community in the areas where she has lived, leading Victim Support in Hertfordshire for three years, YMCA in Watford for four years and most recently by chairing the board of her local Age UK in Salisbury following her recent move to the West Country.

Daphne was awarded an OBE by the Queen for her services to the voluntary sector.

Now the public have the chance to recognise the difference she has made to people all over the UK by voting for her to receive the prestigious Directory of Social Change Lifetime Achievement Award.

People can vote for Daphne at Voting closes on 24 November. As well as voting for Daphne, people will have the chance to also vote for other individuals and organisations that have helped change communities for the better.

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About cancer in children and young people

Every day, 10 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Although survival rates are over 80%, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.

About CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. For more information visit 

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Please note that the name ‘CLIC Sargent’ should not be abbreviated to CLIC, and that the word ‘CLIC’ should always appear in capitals, as above.