7 July 2015: – At the 2nd Atul Pathak Community Awards at the House of Commons on Wednesday 1st July local groups from across the west and north London received recognition for their efforts to make a difference to their local community.
Seven awards in total were made by Atul Pathak OBE, the Managing Director of the Appt Corporation one of London’s leading McDonald’s franchisees which last year served over 15 million customers at its 26 restaurants located across West and North London.
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: “Getting involved and supporting your local community is what these Awards have set out to encourage. As a local business, our success relies heavily on the local communities in which we operate so it is important that we engage and champion local organisations. These awards are a little way of saying thank you to the recipients for all that they do for the communities we are proud to a part of.”
The full list of eight award winners comprises groups from Ealing and Enfield. The full list is as follows:
Ealing Half Marathon – Ealing
Not for profit organisation focused on in improving overall fitness across Ealing
Sunrise Tamil Community Centre, Southall, Ealing
A community centre dedicated to helping elderly Tamils living in the UK.
Getting Together, Hanwell, Ealing
Aims to reduce isolation amongst the elderly and help with their health, such as fitness and diabetes.
Naree Shakti – Women’s Strength,Enfield
Seeks to empower Asian women in the community and by doing so curb violence against women and children in the community
Voice of Dalit International, Ealing
They aim to empower the most poor and marginalized in society, with a focus, on Dalits, Untouchables and the Indigenous
Southall Sports Trust , Ealing
Works with the BME community to use the power of sports to build bridges and unite kids and young adults across the Southall community
Friends of St Mark’s Autism Services, Enfield
Helps with the problems that autistic adults experience, based in Enfield they cover much of North London