SOUTHEND clothes enterprise homeowners Takondwa Maosa and Daniel Fairhead acquired a extremely recommended recognition by the Pleasure of Essex Awards.
The judges recognised their efforts in making their enterprise, Divided London, thrive throughout difficult instances throughout the “inspiring youth” class.
Features of the enterprise stood out together with the very fact they’ve contributed to charity by the enterprise and final 12 months hosted a Divided London soccer match the place all the cash acquired was donated to charity.
They’ve additionally go to their former secondary faculty to deal with assemblies to assist inspire the pupils. “It was an incredible occasion and to be recognised for our efforts in the neighborhood was an astonishing feeling,” stated Takondwa, of the awards which have been introduced on the finish of November.
“It means loads to have even been recognised for an award just like the one we acquired, however to have really been formally nominated by individuals who have been impressed by what we’ve created and the message Divided London makes an attempt to unfold is de facto motivating for each of us! Hopefully by typical younger guys like us receiving an award and being recognised for laborious work, different individuals may even realise their laborious work can be observed and can repay.”
Daniel stated: “It’ll positively be a lift for Divided London’s progress, for the reason that award ceremony, many new individuals have been seeing us and even reaching out to us asking questions in regards to the model and recommendation on their enterprise’ and tasks which we’re at all times blissful to reply!”
The general winner of the “inspiring youth” class was Libby Cotts who was identified with extreme Aplastic Anaemia, a uncommon blood dysfunction. She is now classed as cured and has helped others discover donors and impressed individuals to fundraise. Her household set up the Love for Libby marketing campaign and raised greater than £300,000 for the Anthony Nolan Belief.
The “final award” of the Pleasure of Essex went to Gill Punt who misplaced her father at a younger age to most cancers of the bile duct. In 23 years, she has impressed hundreds to affix her in operating all the pieces from one mile to full marathons and raised funds virtually one and a half million kilos for most cancers charities.