The Path to Success charity has celebrated its 10th anniversary in style by raising over £100,000 for good causes at a West End themed Gala Dinner….reports Asian Lite News
More than 200 distinguished guests attended the glittering event at London’s Grosvenor House, including ex-Team GB Paralympian and media personality Ade Adepitan MBE. Guests were treated to a performance from the renowned ‘Incognito Artists’, a group of stars from London’s best-known West End shows.
Founded in 2006 by philanthropist Anita Choudhrie, Path to Success supports a different good cause every year, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for the disabled and disadvantaged, and the money raised will allow it to continue its work into a second decade.
Path to Success has supported London Titan’s Wheelchair Basketball Club for the last two years by raising funds to support the club with sports wheelchairs, coaching and court fees. At the Gala Dinner, former Team GB captain Ade Adepitan was presented with a cheque for £43,929 from Path to Success in support of the club. Following the success of their 2016 Corporate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park earlier this year, Path to Success announced that the competition will be returning for a second year in 2017.
Path to Success also announced at the Gala Dinner that the next Appeal over the next two years will be supporting “Action for Kids”.
Action for Kids provide young people up to the age of 26 with mobility equipment that is not available via the NHS. Over the past 20 years, they have helped more than 1,200 young people.
The mobility aids they provide range from simple trikes to sophisticated powered wheelchairs. All equipment is provided on a permanent loan scheme to ensure families and carers don’t have to worry about the cost of annual servicing.
Action for Kids also works with students from the age of 14 with learning disabilities to assist them as they develop into adult life. Special educational needs students are invited for sessions with tutors that range from work experience, to travel training, to money skills. This help extends beyond leaving school or college with a team of job coaches working with individual students to find both work experience placements and paid work.
Philanthropist and Path to Success founder Mrs Anita Choudhrie said: ‘This was a truly special celebration of everything Path to Success has achieved over the last ten years.
‘Path to Success was set up to support the most challenged groups in society, and the incredible generosity demonstrated at our gala will ensure that many more lives continue to be touched by Path to Success in the years to come.’