Having applied earlier this year, we were delighted to be selected as as a finalist and were invited to attend the awards ceremony at the Millenium Gloucester Hotel on 26th September.
It was both a surprise and an honour to be chosen as the overall Winner from a shortlist of five contenders in the Best Charity or Social Enterprise category.
The awards are the brainchild of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, of which the Friends became a member this year, and are the Chamber's way of "celebrating the borough's hard working and innovative businesses."
This prestigious award recognises the magnificent contribution of the Friends to the hospital and the significant benefits that we bring to our community. Not only is it an accolade but it offers us the opportunity to reach out to businesses in the borough to highlight what we do, why we do it and what we bring to the community. We should all be very proud. This award is for you. Our wonderful, modest, hard working, dedicated volunteers. We would be nothing without you.