Karim Foundation ‘Highly Commended’ at BBC Make a Difference Awards

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The Karim Foundation was ‘highly commended’ at this year’s BBC Make a Difference Awards, hosted by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

Held on Friday 30 September, the awards ceremony hosted by presenters Dotty McLeod and Amir Suleman at the historic Peterborough Cathedral, celebrated the achievements and contributions of local people.

The BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Make a Difference Awards were held at Peterborough Cathedral

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire received over 300 entries for this year’s awards, with the Karim Foundation one of four finalists shortlisted for the Community Group Award alongside Cambridge Green Team, Cambs Youth Panel and Scrubs 4 Cambs. The winner was Cambs Youth Panel, recognised for their work on helping to improve the lives of young people, and their relationship between them and the police.

All nominees received a ‘Highly Commended’ trophy on the night.

“It was amazing to see the work of many across the county and we are honoured to have been a finalist,” said Shahida Rahman, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “Many congratulations to all the winners, especially to the Cambs Youth Panel who won in our category.”

Highly Commended: The Karim Foundation was nominated for the Community Group Award

“It’s been a wonderful few days for the Karim Foundation,” said Trustee Jeandre Hunter. “We recently celebrated our second anniversary last week and so to come away with this commendation really means a great deal to us.

“We’re so pleased to have been recognised in this way and we dedicate this to all who have supported our work since day one. Thank you so much and we really hope you will continue to support our efforts to help local people in need.”

The Karim Foundation continues its efforts to provide food and fuel support for Cambridge families and individuals in financial difficulty. Visit the Donate page to find out how you can help those in need today.