Atul Pathak was honored for his fundraising efforts to support the work of the Heart and Stroke Research Campaign, on Friday.
The Heart and Stroke Research Campaign is based at the Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research, an independent medical research charity, and helps to raise awareness and funds for the Institute’s cardiovascular research to improve patient care. During the charity’s 300-guest gala dinner in central London, Atul was recognised with a trophy for singularly raising the most amount of money for the campaign during 2011 through a 20 kilometer sponsored walk.
Also honored on the night for their contribution to the campaign were Dominic Grieve, Attorney General and Conservative MP for Beaconsfield; and Professor Colin Green, Founder of the Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research.
Speaking about his recognition, Atul Pathak said: “Every year over 190,000 people die of a cardiovascular disease, so the work of the Heart and Stroke Research Campaign is extremely important both in terms of raising awareness and funds for cardiovascular research. It is a cause that I am passionate about and it is a privilege to be able to support the charity’s work.”
Atul will be taking part in another charity drive in November, this time a gruelling three-day trek across the Sahara Desert to raise £20,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities. The charity works with over 40 hospital trusts and hospices across the UK to provide free ‘home from home’ accommodation so sick children can have their families nearby. If you would like to help Atul reach his fundraising target, you can sponsor him online by visiting: www.virginmoneygiving.com/atulpathak.