Charity Awards 2018 winners
Charity of the year – The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA)
The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) is the representative organisation for all those in the UK affected by cleft lip and/or palate. Our vision is a world where having a cleft is no barrier to achieving your desires and ambitions. You can read more about them here.
Start-up of the Year – Road to freedom
Road to Freedom is an organisation that aims to provide refugees fleeing war-torn countries with immediate aid, which includes food, clothing and hygiene kits. Working with official NGO’s and charities on the ground at borders and refugee camps, we personally hand aid to those men, women and children in desperate need. You can read more about them here.
National Energy Action (NEA) is a fuel poverty charity that works to eradicate fuel poverty and campaigns for greater investment in energy efficiency to help those who are poor or vulnerable gain affordable heat. You can read more about them here.
Child to Child is a pioneer of children’s participation. For nearly 40 years we’ve partnered with and trained the world’s leading agencies to equip children with the skills to stay safe, stay healthy and achieve their potential, no matter what life throws at them. You can read more about them here.
Steve has devoted 28 years to volunteering, most recently as a Special Constable for the Metropolitan Police Service. Steve launched the ‘Books in Nicks’ project, which provides free books to the Metropolitan Police’s Custody suites.The projects supplies appropriate reading materials for under 18’s who find themselves in police cells for up to 24 hours without access to telephone, television or radio.
Most Inspiring Young Person – Alexander Morgan
Alex is a male survivor of 2 instances of sexual assault and sexual exploitation who has turned his vulnerability into a force for good, breaking taboos and busting myths surrounding male survivors of assault in order to help others. Alex has gone on to take his experiences and found a charity called Stay Brave which campaigns to raise awareness for services that help all those affected by abuse and exploitation regardless of orientations or gender identity.
Charity Clarity Award for Outstanding Impact – Jagriti Yatra
Jagriti Yatra is an initiative of Jagriti Sewa Sansthan, a non-governmental organization that promotes entrepreneurship. The initiative was launched in 2008. In Hindi, Jagriti Yatra means a journey of awakening, and as the name suggests it is a journey of social awakening. The Jagriti Yatra has the aim of exposing the Indian Youth to the concept of social entrepreneurship and social progress through enterprise led development. You can read more about them here.
Editor’s Choice Award – Sangat Advice Centre
Sangat Advice Centre, is a not for profit company, limited by guarantee, with no share capital. We are based in Harrow Wealdstone. which is the most deprived part of Harrow and has a very large South Asian population, many of whom have very little knowledge of the English language. The London Borough of Harrow has over 60,000 members of the South Asian communities resident in the Borough. This population is the third highest in London. Given the substantial numbers in the community, the need for accessible advice and provision of service is critical. You can read more about them here.