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Michelle Mitchell: The annual long service awards are always one of my favourite days of the year
Feb 19, 2024, 18:25

Michelle Mitchell: The annual long service awards are always one of my favourite days of the year

Michelle Mitchell shared a post on LinkedIn:

”The annual long service awards are always one of my favourite days of the year, when we come together to celebrate the wonderful achievements of my Cancer Research UK (CRUK) colleagues who have achieved 10 and 25 years at the charity.

I’ve personally got a way to go having just passed five years in November, and I’m so grateful for their dedication to the charity and all the progress we’ve been able to make together thanks to their commitment. It was a true honour to have been asked to award the five very special people who have reached 25 years of service at Cancer Research UK.

So much has changed over the past few decades thanks to the continuous efforts of our colleagues and millions more people in the UK and worldwide now survive cancer – enjoying precious extra months and years with loved ones. This is what motivates us all every day.”

Source: Michelle Mitchell/LinkedIn

Michelle Mitchell is the first female chief executive of Cancer Research UK (CRUK), the world’s leading charitable funder of cancer research. In 2021/22 the charity had an income of £668m, spent £443m on cancer research and had approximately 4,000 staff and over 30,000 volunteers. Before joining Cancer Research UK, Michelle was CEO of the MS Society for five years and a founding member of the Progressive MS Alliance: a global scientific and research joint venture and launched the STOP MS £100m appeal.

Prior to that, she was Director General at Age UK, the UK’s largest older people’s charity where she worked for nearly a decade and was at the forefront of national debates on health, care and welfare. Mitchell was appointed Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to Older People and the Voluntary Sector. She was named by Cranfield University as one of the 100 Women to Watch in 2018.