The winner of the Friends of the Year Award was announced at the Doncaster Conference on 30th September 2023. The award, which supersedes the previous ‘Impact Award’ was this year won by Wisbech and Fenland Museum. The criteria for the award was widened in 2023 so as to include long term projects, as well as specific initiatives which had happened during the previous calendar year, an approach which will be continued in future year. Wisbech and Fenland Museum is entirely run by volunteers and is responsible for raising much of the funding which enables the museum to operate. In the September 2023 edition of The BAFM Journal, the Secretary, Garry Monger explained in some detail both the context of how they operate and several of the successes they have enjoyed. BAFM are pleased to recognize these efforts and look forward to the group hosting the 2024 Conference in October of this year.