A patron of a medical aid charity from Pinner has congratulated them on its award at The Asian Voice Charity Awards.
Medical Aid Films (MAF), an international development charity, won The Most Enterprising category last month at London’s Hilton Hotel on Park Lane.
Co-organised by Indian diaspora newspaper Asian Voice and charity due diligence firm Charity Clarity, the awards “are for rewarding organisations for progress towards their dreams, regardless of whether they are small or big”.
Winners receive a huge package of support worth up to £20,000 including training, marketing and fundraising opportunities, and a rating on Charity Clarity’s assessment platform.
In attendance was Mayor of London Sadiq Khan as chief guest and actor Nitin Ganatra and Lord Loomba of The Loomba Foundation – who presented the award for The Most Enterprising charity to Medical Aid Films on the night.
Nayan Patel, Medical Aid Films patron, said: “This is a tremendous achievement and a fabulous acknowledgement of all the hard work of our talented team.
“Congratulations to everyone at Medical Aid Films on this richly deserved award. This recognition is down to the commitment and dedication of the staff at MAF who all are playing an important role in transforming the health and wellbeing of women and children around the world.”
Aude Thibaut de Maisieres, chair of the board of trustees, added: “We are delighted that Medical Aid Films have won the Most Enterprising Award. It is wonderful to see the team’s nimble and creative leadership publicly recognised in this way.”
MAF’s mission is to use film and innovative media to transform the health and wellbeing of women and children around the world.
The charity was born out of the experience of midwife Fiona Laird, while she was working in a refugee camp in Darfur in 2006 witnessing babies dying unnecessarily because their umbilical cord had been cut with a dirty knife.