The Charity Awards 2013 - Celebrating charity excellence

The waiting came to an end recently when over 700 people gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel for a glitzy ceremony to see the best of the charitable sector win the Charity Awards 2013.

CAF Venturesome client, PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools) was presented with the prestigious Overall Winner award as well as the International Aid and Development Award.

Established only five years ago by founder and CEO John Rendel, PEAS aims to permanently widen access to high quality education in Africa by building, developing and running a network of sustainable secondary schools.

Since launching in 2008, it has built 21 secondary schools in Uganda and one in neighbouring Zambia, producing 542 graduates so far.

The full list of winners are:

  • Overall winner - Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS)
  • Outstanding Achievement Award - David Carrington - the trusted confidante
  • Advice, support and advocacy - Reprieve
  • Arts, culture and heritage - Pallant House Gallery
  • Children and youth - Jewish Lads’ & Girls’ Brigade
  • Disability - Livability
  • Education and training - Sue Ryder
  • Environment and conservation - The Woodland Trust
  • Grantmaking and funding - Trust for London
  • Healthcare and medical research - Alliance for Rabies Control
  • International aid and development - Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS)
  • Social care and welfare - Age Concern Kingston upon Thames

For more information please visit the Charity Awards 2013 website.

John Low, Chief Executive at the Charities Aid Foundation, commenting on the winners of the Charity Awards 2013 in his speech at the event said:

"… a night like this is a marvellous opportunity to congratulate people who are making a real difference – seeing the best of what the sector can do, and hearing inspiring examples of creativity, professionalism and sheer determination to make a difference.

Once again, the Charities Aid Foundation is honoured to sponsor the Charity Awards and play a small part in recognising amazing people and organisations which do represent our country at its best."

CAF Drinks reception

As overall partner of the Charity Awards 2013 CAF took the opportunity to congratulate all the nominees at a pre-dinner drinks reception. Around 90 guests gathered to celebrate the effort, tenacity and innovation demonstrated by all of the nominated charities.

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