Recognising community champions with Springs of Hope
Springs of Hope UK oragnised a special charity quiz night at Elim House in Peckham on Saturday 19 March, in order to raise funds for the charity’s school building programmes in overseas countries.
Around 75 guests attended the event, representing 20 countries, including community, business and political leaders, such as Executive Committee members from the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (CANUK) and the Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle.
At the event, Global Markets Consultants (GMC) recognized two community champions, the first of which was Tony Stevens of the Daneford Trust, who was presented with a GMC Life Achievement Award by Duclie Hutchinson, Co-coordinator of Springs of Hope, for his work in providing global volunteering opportunities for local young people for 40 years.
Upon receiving the award, Tony said: “Thank you so much for your kind award. It was a total surprise and I am really grateful. I will hang this certificate proudly on the wall of my flat.”
GMC also recognised the contributions of Sonia Sutton, Administrator of the Southwark Chamber of Commerce, who was presented with a GMC Life Achievement Award by former Mayor of Southwark Althea Smith, for her hard work and dedication to Southwark over the last 20 years.
After the event, Sonia said to Prem: “It was very overwhelming and such a wonderful surprise. My family felt very proud and they do pass on their thanks. They all know how hard I worked whilst at Southwark Council, arriving early and leaving late.”
Both Tony and Sonia were also given £250 cheques from GMC for their years of service.
Thank you to Dulcie for organising this fantastic event.