Such a privilege to be part of the 2018 Team London Awards.
The nine categories this year included Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement. Within these, awards were made to individuals or volunteer groups in a further five categories – individual volunteer or team under 25, individual volunteer over 25, a volunteer ‘team’ award, a business or corporate volunteering group award and an innovative project or charity award.
Long Service Awards were also given out to three wonderfully dedicated people who have between them given over 100 years’ service!
I applaud Mayor Sadiq Khan’s commitment to improving social integration in London, helping to bring Londoners of all faiths, backgrounds and social classes together.
His strategy for social integration involves putting inclusion and relationships at the heart of policy-making and encouraging all Londoners to volunteer.
As his Matthew Ryder, Deputy Mayor for Social Integration said “Volunteering is one of the most powerful ways we can improve social integration, active citizenship and bring so many other benefits to the communities we live in. That is why we are really proud of the annual Team London Awards and the opportunity it gives us to celebrate those who have selflessly given their time, skill and energy to help others. Congratulations to all the very worthy winners, as well as the thousands of Londoners whose volunteering contributes so much to our city others throughout the year.”