The first Atul Pathak Community Awards recognized the work of seven local charities at a reception held in the Houses of Parliament.
Local community groups tackling issues ranging from youth opportunities to mental health care received a financial contribution and the promise of a tailored year-long partnership offering expert support and use of McDonald’s facilities.
Atul said: “Each restaurant serves families from within their local communities. The local McDonald’s is a familiar sight to people growing up in their area and so I am keen that we involve ourselves in the community wherever possible, especially taking a lead in tackling issues that are common for both my business and the community as a whole. That’s why I wanted to offer extra help which many smaller groups find it hard to access, or even ask for as well as showcasing the excellent voluntary work that goes on around us without fuss and without fanfare.
“I’m looking forward to working with each of the groups and coming back for the second awards, showing what we have achieved together.”
Community Award Winners
- Chickenshed Theatre – Southgate, N14 4PE
- East Barnet Community Festival – East Barnet, EN4
- Sangam Association of Asian Women – Edgware, HA8 0AP
- Original Club – Acton, W3 6QZ
- Acton Community Forum – Acton, W3 8DD
- Ealing Street Pastors Initiative – Ealing, W13 9PE