The evening kicks off at 5.30pm on Wednesday 27 March.
Following welcomes and refreshments we will be announcing the winners of the Adiaha Antigha community achievement awards and the Gary Francis young people’s awards. Followed by music and networking.
Booking essential. Click here to reserve your place.
The Adiaha Antigha Awards celebrate the best voluntary and community work in Hackney.
Adiaha Antigha was our founder and we hold the achievement awards in her memory.
This year’s categories are for the individual or organisation that have done the best work on:
The Gary Francis Achievement Awards are held each year to recognise local young people who achieve against the odds.
Gary Francis was Hackney CVS’ Youth Programmes Manager. Over 6 years he secured nearly £2m for projects working with disadvantaged young people. Gary was a key figure in the local community and his knowledge and expertise helped to shape the Borough’s approach to tackling youth crime by ensuring a focus on giving young people opportunities to achieve their best.
Sadly, Gary passed away from cancer in 2012 . We hold the annual awards to remember his achievements and to celebrate the achievements of some amazing local young people.
Gary was an inspiration to young people in Hackney and greatly respected by all the partners. Gary was a great guy who will be sadly missed.