The Berkeley Foundation has announced the winners of the 2020 Foundation Awards, celebrating the fantastic contributions that Berkeley staff, businesses and suppliers make to the Foundation's work.
The Berkeley Foundation is the independent grant-making foundation established by the Berkeley Group in March 2011. It works in partnership with the voluntary sector and others to help young people in London, Birmingham and the South of England overcome barriers, improve their lives and build a fairer society. It does this primarily by funding high-quality frontline support for marginalised young people, and has committed over £20 million since 2011, supporting over 26,000 people.
This is the second year of the awards, with winners recognised for organising and participating in events such as the 68 tower run at South Quay Plaza, a five-day Sahara Desert Trek and charity auctions - all helping to raise many thousands for partner charities.
Every winner receives a £1,000 donation to their nominated partner charity.
The winners of the nine categories are listed below, along with the names of the partner charity receiving the donation:
- Best individual commitment to fundraising - Carly Melling (Berkeley Homes South East London) Evelina London Children's Hospital
- Best individual commitment to volunteering - Bianca Hylton (St James White City) Key4Life
- Best business commitment to the Foundation - Berkeley Homes North East London, Home-Start London
- Best supply chain commitment to the Foundation - J A Stott Carpentry, Home-Start London
- Most impactful charity partnership - St James White City with Key4Life
- Most inspiring Berkeley Foundation Champion - Jags Sanghera (Berkeley Homes West Thames) Hope for Southall Street Homeless
- Outstanding contribution to Berkeley Foundation - Mark Tomlinson (Berkeley Homes North East London) Home-Start London
- Payroll Giving Award - Berkeley Homes East Thames, Demelza
- Judges' Award - Sophie Harrison (Berkeley St Edward) The Change Foundation
Sophie Harrison, centre, led a charity bike ride from London to Paris that raised £30,000
The judges included Orlaith McGuinness, LBG Development Coordinator at Corporate Citizenship and Guy Rigden, Chief Executive of MyBnk.