The Damilola Taylor Trust was awarded the Editor’s Choice Award at the fourth annual Charity Awards last Friday, 17 May. The Charity Awards are co-organised by Indian diaspora newspaper Asian Voice and charity due diligence firm Charity Clarity.
The theme of this year’s awards was around combating knife crime. The Chief Guest on the night was Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who presented the award.
The Mayor touched upon the serious issue of increasing knife crimes in London and how charities play a big role in tackling these violent crimes. He said, “While I am convinced London is the best city in the world, I am also not blind to the reality of the problems of this city and charities have an important role to play in filling in the gaps in the social safety net in recent years.”