Positive Role Models
Mohammed Zafran: Positive Role Award for Age
Mohammed overcame adversity by channelling energy into helping others often by self-funding projects.
Sarah Chapman: Positive Role Award for Disability
After leaving school with no qualifications and undiagnosed dyslexia, Sarah had low self esteem and no confidence.
Karen Ingala Smith: Positive Role Award for Gender
Karen Ingala Smith has spent the last 24 years working with women who have experienced domestic and sexual violence.
Aderonke Apata: Positive Role Award for LGBT
Aderonke is a feminist and human rights activist. After fleeing torture and the threat of death for being lesbian in Nigeria, she has proved to be an unstoppable force in fighting for justice.
Sonia Meggie: Positive Role Award for Race, Religion & Faith
Sonia Meggie, founder of Inspirational YOU, a London based social enterprise launched in March 2010.
Entrepreneur of Excellence
Rioch Edwards-Brown, a mother of 4, set up ‘So You Wanna Be In TV?’ after her son was shot and stabbed while in school.
All Sorts Youth Project: Community Organisation Award for Age
Founded in 1999, Brighton based organisation Allsorts Youth Project provide youth volunteering opportunities to LGBT young people, which includes peer education in schools and colleges.
Shabang!: Community Organisation Award for Disability
An amazing theatre group run by Kim Reuter and Russ Elias. A huge set of nominations and some stunning evidence demonstrate why Shabang Theatre is so popular amongst its supporters.
Working With Men: Community Organisation Award for Gender
Working with Men exists so all boys and men can be productive and active members of society, and that organisations work in ways that include and support boys and men, particularly those who are socially or economically disadvantaged or excluded.
London Friend: Community Organisation Award for LGBT
Established in 1972, London Friend is the UK’s oldest LGBT charity dedicated to the health and mental well-being of the LGBT community in and around London and the South East.
African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust: Community Organisation Award for Race
ACLT was co-founded by Beverley De-Gale OBE and Orin Lewis OBE in 1996, after they received the devastating news their 6 year old son Daniel De-Gale, had been diagnosed with leukaemia.
The Give Em Hope Campaign: Community Organisation Award for Multi-Strand
The Give ’em Hope Campaign is an inclusive and inspirational celebration of diversity; an online initiative to encourage and uplift those who feel marginalised, isolated or limited by labels.
Diverse Company Award
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust was established in 2008 and is represented by 5,000 passionate and dedicated clinicians and support staff, working hand in hand with partners in the community to care for and support vulnerable people.
Lifetime Achiever Award
Dilys Price OBE
Dilys Price OBE; B.Ed (Hons); M.Ed, Hon Fellow Cardiff Metropolitan University (CMU). It is difficult to fit so many achievements into one paragraph but during Dilys’ 82 years, her commitment, passion and true dedication has improved the lives of many.
Special Recognition Award
Stephen Sutton MBE was a British blogger and charity activist known for his blog ‘Stephen’s Story’, and his fundraising efforts for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity.