Your kind support has helped raise awareness of our organisation and gain influential partners within the sector.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the other finalists. An incredible demonstration of generosity was exhibited during the awards ceremony when the winner, Cemal Ezel from Change Please, asked to split his £10,000 prize money with the other finalists so that everyone would receive the same amount. The runners up decided to do the same. These were second place runner-up Nikki Markham (Battling On) who received £6,000 and third place runner-up Rachel Roger (Reform Radio) who received £4,000. At this point, all 5 social enterprises including Maggie Sikora (Mapis) and ourselves would be receiving £4,000.
In the spirit of the evening, Lloyds Bank then decided to match this generosity by adding £2,000 to each organisation’s total, meaning that everyone was awarded £6,000. At Altruist Enterprises, we will be using this money to take on a sales executive which will help drive the commercial side of the business further forwards.
Again, I would like to thank everyone who supported us in our campaign and of course, all of the other finalists and Lloyds Bank for their kindness and generosity.