At the 4th Atul Pathak Community Awards at the House of Commons on 21st June, local groups from across London and Berkshire received recognition for their efforts to make a difference to their local communities. Eight awards in total were made by Atul Pathak OBE, the Managing Director of Appt Corporation.
Each recipient was presented with a certificate to recognise and thank them for the fantastic work they do in their communities and also a donation for them to put towards a particular project or objective. The awards also included a ‘partnership pledge’ to give them access to Appt Corporation’s management team who can offer them additional, tailored support ranging from advice in marketing, or PR, or finance as well the use of their local McDonald’s over the next twelve months.
Speaking after the awards, Atul said: “Our success relies heavily on the local communities in which we operate, which is why it is so important to us to champion these local causes.”
Next year’s awards will again be at the House of Commons on 23rd May 2018.
The winners of the 2017 awards were:
Age UK Ealing
Provides a range of services to promote independence and wellbeing for older people throughout the London Borough of Ealing
Memory Lane Café and Carers Club
A small charity, which provides a safe environment for anyone with Alzheimer’s and dementia memory loss in and around Enfield
Friends of Cricklewood Library
Promotes literacy and brings the people of Cricklewood together for social and educational activities
Stonebridge Boxing Club
Based in the once notorious Stonebridge Park Estates, Stonebridge Boxing Club encourages young people to live better and healthier lives as well as to divert young people from gangs and gun crime
The Log Cabin
This Ealing based charity works to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people aged 0-19 with additional needs or disabilities, by providing exciting, stimulating opportunities in a safe, inclusive and fun environment
ABC to Read
Safely recruits, trains and supports community volunteers to provide one to one mentoring of primary school children across Berkshire who are struggling to read, especially those in deprived areas
Promotes social inclusion and the advancement of health for older men in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
1 Voice Community
Provides free and practical advice to parent carers of children and young