The team at the Encephalitis Society are on top of the world after being nominated for an amazing FOUR awards.

Our run of success began on Thursday, July 19, when the Charity Times Awards shortlisted us for a Fundraising Technology Award in recognition of the work we did with Brain Walk, our smartphone App which was developed by The Distance.

Brain Walk, which was the centrepiece of our 2018 World Encephalitis Day campaign, has also been rewarded by  judges in the Digital Impact Awards who have jointly shortlisted The Distance and the Encephalitis Society in the Best Use of Digital by a Charity category.

Adding to what has been a successful week for the Encephalitis Society are the two nominations we received in the Third Sector Awards.

Dr Ava Easton, our Chief Executive, is shortlisted in the Charity Chief Executive category while our Ambassador Rebecca Adlington is nominated for Celebrity Charity Champion.

Both nominations arrive as Ava and Rebecca celebrate landmark anniversaries with the Encephalitis Society.

Ava is marking her 18th year with the Encephalitis Society, having started as a support worker with a beginner's knowledge of encephalitis and graduating to become one of the foremost experts in the brain condition. Ava is the driving force behind the Encephalitis Society and a key reason we are the internationally recognised and award-winning organisation what we are today.

For Rebecca, meanwhile, this year is her tenth as our Ambassador. She has been a crucial piece of the jigsaw in the success of the Encephalitis Society over the past decade. She is a friendly and welcoming face at many of our events, has raised nearly £20,000 in donations through appearances on television quiz shows, and was recently the public face of BrainWalk for World Encephalitis Day, among many other achievements. 

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