Awareness is growing fast for Wakefield based humanitarian charity Penny Appeal, as Chairman Adeem Younis found out last week.
Adeem and Penny Appeal staff and volunteers, began the week in Trafalgar Square, joining thousands of others at Eid on the Square, a festival to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Penny Appeal were the official charity partners of Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, for what is a prestigious event in the Mayors calendar. It was then off to Number 10, where Adeem was amongst 100 specially invited guests of the Prime Minister, to Downing Street to mark the end of the festival.
The next day and Adeem headed to Westminster where he was invited to speak by Baroness Warsi at an event for her foundation that has awarded its first grant to the Social Mobility Foundation. The award supports 50 disadvantaged students from across the North of England.
Adeem then headed back North to attend the Institute of Directors, Director of the Year Awards at the Principal Hotel York, where he was announced winner of Young Director of the Year.
Adeem beat off stiff competition to walk away with the title, which will now see him represent Yorkshire and the North East in the same category at the Institute’s National Director of the Year Awards, later this year at the Lancaster Hotel in London.
Speaking about the award Adeem said: “I am humbled and honored to receive this accolade when faced with such strong competition and talent from others within the category. I am now looking forward to representing our region in the same category at the National awards.”
Next stop was an interview for TopicUKTV where Adeem spoke to viewers about his career to date, before heading back to London to close the week at Eid in the City at the Guild Hall.
“It’s been a whirlwind week, that shows how Penny Appeal is growing, strengthening our brand which will help us raise more funds to help even more people in need across the UK and the world,” he concluded.
Adeem is a serial entrepreneur and owner of several thriving businesses including Penny Appeal and SingleMuslim.com, the largest Muslim website in the UK. With a
passion for serving the Muslim community, Adeem has also been asked to represent the Muslim community as an ambassador for the Yorkshire Society, a position he was delighted to accept.