On September 19 2015, we were deeply saddened to hear that popular, acclaimed author Jackie Collins OBE passed away from breast cancer. Jackie had been diagnosed in 2009 and we understand and respect her choice to keep it a secret.

The charity was honoured that Jackie, who was adored by family, friends and floods of fans asked for donations to be made in lieu of flowers.

It was through this sad circumstance that our relationship with Jackie’s family bloomed. In 2016, Joan Collins sent a video message presenting our first ever Jackie Collins Inspirational Woman Award – with the help of our Chair of Trustees, Francesca Barnes – to Nina Barough, founder of breast cancer charity, Walk the Walk. See Nina presented with the award here.

The award has since been presented to