Service Point, Croydon
“The Croydon Champions Awards 2015”
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Allianz Global Assistance
Having been based in Croydon since 1980, Allianz Global Assistance is very proud of its strong roots in the community. A world leader in Travel Insurance, Assistance and Personal Services, helping people is at the heart of everything we do. Whether you have lost your luggage abroad or broken down at the side of the road, we are here to help, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Committed to helping our local community and ‘giving something back’ to charity, education and the environment; we are delighted to be sponsoring the ‘Community Champion’ Award 2015 - an award that celebrates the borough’s unsung heroes who go out of their way to bring the community together.
I am extremely proud to be able to sponsor this year’s Young Person’s Achievement Award. There are so many young people across the Borough that deserve recognition for the tireless work they do to make their communities better places to live. I hope this award goes some way to applaud the unsung young heroes of Croydon.
As a local businessman in Croydon, I see first-hand the importance of volunteering from the work many of the staff from my restaurants do in raising money for charities such as Ronald McDonald House in Tooting St Georges Hospital, which provides a home away from home for families from across south London who have children sick in hospital. - Kalpesh Patel, McDonalds franchisee
For further information: www.rmhc.org.uk/where/rmhc_houses/tooting
The Croydon Partnership
The Croydon Partnership, the joint venture between two of the world’s leading shopping centre developers, Westfield and Hammerson, is investing over £1bn to transform Croydon’s town centre into a world-class retail and leisure destination. The redevelopment will create over 5,000 new local jobs, and act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of the town. We are working closely with the Council and the local community to ensure the new centre brings maximum benefits to the borough. We are delighted to be supporting a range of local charities, organisations and projects, with an emphasis on youth engagement and local enterprise.
For further information: thecroydonpartnership.com
You can also follow us on Twitter: @CroydonPartners
Royal Russell School
Royal Russell School is proud to have been associated with Croydon Champions from the outset. The majority of our pupils and their families are from the Borough of Croydon and fostering a strong sense of community is at the heart of our school ethos.
The work of the Croydon Guardian in establishing this event is to be congratulated, and each year it goes from strength to strength. The role of “key individuals” within our community is crucial, those who make sacrifices for others, work to bring communities together or perform acts of sheer bravery. These people act as an inspiration to us all.
At Royal Russell, we believe in not only academic success, but the development of each child’s character. Our pupils are confident, hard-working, respectful individuals who will make positive contributions to society in their adult lives.
We welcome you to come and see our vibrant community at any time during the academic year.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community established its branch in Croydon in 1960. In keeping with Islamic teaching it has dedicated itself to promoting peace and rendering assistance wherever it is required.
Over the years it has provided volunteers regularly to clear the streets of Croydon from litter, feed the hungry by providing food banks and raising money for good causes. During the winter spells, volunteers are out clearing snow from the local streets especially in the London Road area and around Mayday hospital.
Its motto 'Love for All Hatred for None' epitomises its attitude to others. In order to engender social cohesion, it organises numerous functions at its Croydon Mosque on St James' Road where members of the local communities are invited to share their thoughts. Integration with the wider community is encouraged and members are active in interfaith groups, the local council and schools.
Recently during both the Queen’s Jubilee and the marriage of HRH Prince William, the Community organised BBQs and parties inviting all members of the wider community including neighbours, councillors, MPs and others.
During the Croydon riots, the Community gave shelter to the victims and offered support to the Press operating in the area.
The Community regularly recognises the contribution of our Armed Services and attends Remembrance Day parades on a regular basis laying wreaths on behalf of the Community. In the atrocity committed on the streets of Woolwich last year, the Community was amongst first to condemn it and offer its condolences to the family of Lee Rigby.
Supporting local talent and those that provide a positive contribution to society is in line with the Community's own aspirations. It is therefore a privilege to be part of the Croydon Champions initiative.
The Croydon Guardian launched the Croydon Champion awards in 2001 to recognise the unsung heroes in our borough who make enormous personal sacrifice to help others.
During the years since the awards were first set up this newspaper has covered their incredible achievements and their stories have been truly moving and uplifting.
The awards have also gone some way to redress the negative press young people often receive.
We have highlighted how many selflessly work for the benefit of the community. We look forward to Croydon Champions 2015 being as successful as previous years and showing everyone living and working in the borough what a great place Croydon is and the people who make it so.