Ahmadi Youth Shines in local Charity Awards
Croydon Champions Awards Ahmadi Student
Hundreds gathered at the Hilton hotel in Croydon on 11th November this year for the Croydon Guardian’s ninth annual awards ceremony which aims to honour the bravery, selflessness and commitment of the people of Croydon.
Croydon Mayor Avril Slipper said: “it was wonderful to see so many recognised for their courage and devotion to the local community.”
She said: “Many acts of kindness go un-noticed and unrecognised other than by those people who have benefitted from them.
“The excellent Croydon Champions awards are so very important. It enables those who are aware of a good deed by the unsung heroes of our town to get it recognised and applauded.
Assistant Editor of the Croydon Guardian Matthew Knowles said: “When times are hard it is often easier to forego others and concentrate looking after yourself.
“But this year’s Croydon Champions entries shows that even a recession could not dampen the spirit of giving and helping within the Borough. “
“Everyone who was nominated was amazing.”
Adeel Shah was adjudged runner up in the catergory “Best Charity Volunteer” for his charity work. Croydon Champions said, “At 15, Adeel Shah has already contributed more to his community than most do in a lifetime. He has raised more than £20,000 for international charity Humanity First and is now one of the youngest-ever member of the organisation.
He has close ties with Great Ormond Street and has fund raised on a number of occasions, both in East London and, on one particular occasion, for eleven hours in central London.
His friends describe him as `caring` and `most loving` who is always helpful. His brother says “Whenever he is called to do his duty with the community he is always willing and able.”