Canary Wharf Group is delighted to announce the winners of its fourth annual Community Champions Awards which last night recognised, and celebrated, the incredible voluntary work of eight individuals and two couples who have been true champions and inspirations to their local community.
The winners’ achievements were celebrated on Monday 27 November 2017 at an awards ceremony hosted by Canary Wharf Group at Level39, the world’s most connected community for finance, cybersecurity, retail and smart-city technology businesses.
Zakir Khan, Associate Director of Community Affairs at Canary Wharf Group said: “In just over two years’ time Canary Wharf will welcome the first of its own residents as the developments start to open their doors, this makes it more important than ever to celebrate the residents in our existing communities who contribute so much to those around them. The Community Champions ceremony provides the opportunity to highlight and acknowledge the contribution of these individuals and show our appreciation.”
Award recipients attended with friends and family. The event comprised dinner and short presentations outlining each of their achievements which ranged from leadership of local sports clubs and community organisations to supporting Housing Associations and local residents groups over many years.
The award recipients were Susan Blinman; Derrick and Lilian Cutler; Peter Fordham; Raymond and Janice Fortune; Janet Foster; Eileen Groves; Buddy Penn; Fr Tom Pyke; Gloria Thienel and Remmie Williams. Each person was presented with a framed certificate signed by Sir George Iacobescu CBE, Canary Wharf Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, along with £250 to donate to a community organisation of their choice.
Awards were presented by senior Canary Wharf Group managers and distinguished guests including Councillor Sabina Akhtar, Speaker of Tower Hamlets, Leslie Morgan OBE, Deputy Lieutenant for Tower Hamlets and Superintendent Peter Turner.
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