This annual award, established in 1994, honours caregiver Evelyn Nicholson and recognises people who are, or who have been, volunteer caregivers to people with MS and who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and devotion in their support.
Candidates for the award must be nominated by national MS societies.
The objectives of the award are to:
- recognise the importance of the role of volunteer caregivers to people with MS,
- create greater awareness of the importance of the volunteer caregiver in the lives of people with MS,
- give national societies the opportunity to offer a national award for volunteer caregivers.
The winner is awarded UK£500 towards the cost of any suitable product, service or activity identified at the nomination stage. In addition, the winner receives an MSIF certificate in recognition of their commitment and dedication.
All candidates receive an MSIF certificate acknowledging their personal commitment to those affected by MS.
Maurice Maso from Belgium is the winner of the 2013 Evelyn Nicholson Award for International Caregiver.
Read more about Maurice.
This award is a tremendous opportunity to advance projects for the greatest happiness of the people affected by MS. It will offer them the occasion to push the limits of their everyday life, to create links and attend meetings, and even more importantly, to give meaning again to their life. -Maurice Maso
2012 No award given
2011 Ana Silvia Barajas de Garcia, Mexico
2010 Sarah Thomas, UK
2009 Dale Kempen, South Africa
2008 Elisabeth Golding, Norway
2007 Susana Carballido Perdigón, Uruguay
2006 Maria Fleta, Poland
2005 Maria Broeckx, Belgium
2004 Alan Lindsley, UK
2003 Skaidrite Beitlere, Latvia
2002 Jon Ferguson, Australia
2001 Ion Gîda, Romania
2000 Cor de Wilde, Netherlands
1999 Helen Jean Mortson, Canada
1998 Bente Nielsen, Denmark
1997 Josy Baumann, Switzerland
1996 Joan Dartnell, Australia
1995 Ewa Marszal, Poland
1994 Harry Bell, South Africa