The gorgeous super model and Bollywood actress ELENA FERNANDES attended the second Asian Voice Charity Awards, held at the Hilton Park Lane on 23rd May Night, hosted by the Asian Voice newsweekly. Where Elena was just not attending but also hosting the entire event. Our bold and beautiful, Jacqueline Fernandez was also present at the awards night where she received the International Humanitarian Award and speaking on the stage she said, “I would like to thank Habitat for Humanity and receive this award on behalf of them. Working with them for the last 5 years has really opened my eyes and has given me the opportunity to help so many people live with dignity, by giving them homes to live in. I work in an industry where my co-stars are called heroes, but to me you guys are the real heroes.”. Elena Fernandes and Jacqueline Fernandez were seen having some gala time during and post the event. They were spotted sharing the stage together too. Elena looked exceptionally stunning and she was standing out all throughout the night.
ANXIETY UK won the Charity of the Year in this year’s Asian Voice Charity Awards. Anxiety UK was established in 1970, by an individual with personal experience of agoraphobia, for those affected by anxiety disorders.
The Asian Voice Charity Awards powered by Charity Clarity are not only about charities which seek to solve the most pressing social issues of our time both in Britain and globally, but also for those that seek to innovate and strive for excellence and whose success is judged by their end results. These awards are meant for rewarding those organisations, who are changing things for the better.
Famous author LORD JEFFREY ARCHER received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of services to different charities in the UK. Not only he has supported many charities and foundations himself, he has helped many organisations to raise funds for innumerable causes that are close to his heart.
The Chief Guest for the evening was RT HON ROB WILSON, who is the Under Secretary of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport since 2016. His post concerns charities, volunteering, social enterprise and the ‘Civil and Big Society’ agenda of the UK government. Speaking at the Awards, the Minister said, “We are embarking on a very big period of change, and it is important that we see this opportunity to reshape our country for the better. We want an economy that prospers, and we also want a society where everyone benefits from our successes and where everyone knows that their voice will be heard. We need to build strong bonds within our communities and to fight hard to end injustices, not just injustices related to race, gender or indeed the social class, but also to everyday injustices that see hard working families feeling left behind. As Minister for Civil Society for the last 2 years, I have seen how charities can make a huge difference to our society…
“The contribution of the Asian community to the charity sector is absolutely huge. The concept of Sewa in the Hindu community literally means selfless services and one of their main pillars is charity. I want to personally thank you all for the wonderful contributions you make to the British Society, the work you do and continue to do.”
CB PATEL, Publisher/Editor of Asian Voice and Chairman of the Asian Voice Charity Awards said, “Innumerable people are engaged in Charitable work and Charitable organisations. Some are doing extremely beneficial work both professionally and ethically. Some needs to develop both in structure and performances. Charity Clarity has developed a very effective and objective monitoring. In association with Charity Clarity, the Asian Voice Charity Awards is one more step forward to our services for our readers and community.”
The compere for the evening was super model and Bollywood actress Elena Fernandes.
The full list of this year’s winners are as below:
- Start Up of the Year: One Kind Act
- Most enterprising: Akademi
- Social Impact Award: Graham Layton Trust
- Most inspiring individual: Meenal Sachdev
- Charity of the Year Award: Anxiety UK
- Excellence in CSR: Nationwide Building Society
- Editor’s Choice Awards:
– Lifetime Achievement Award: Lord Jeffrey Archer
– International Humanitarian Award: Jacqueline Fernandez