The Bestway Foundation has this week donated £100,000 to The Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme, the charity established by HRH Prince Philip providing young people with opportunities to develop skills and prepare them for life and employment.
The donation took place at Bestway’s HQ in Park Royal on January 18, with Bestway Group CEO Zameer Choudrey and Bestway Wholesale chairman Younus Sheikh presenting the DofE’s chief executive Peter Westgarth with a cheque for £100,000.
Choudrey commented: “At Bestway Foundation, we have worked with the DofE for over 20 years and take great pride in our Gold Partner status. During this time we have experienced first-hand the incredible work the charity does in preparing young people for their future. Young people are tomorrow’s leaders, businessmen, doctors, nurses, teachers, etc. In order to bring out the best in them, we have to instil a sense of purpose, responsibility, accountability and resilience in their formative years. The DofE is unique in the work it does and I am delighted to make this contribution on behalf of Bestway Foundation.”
Peter Westgarth added: “At the DofE we were extremely honoured to be Bestway’s principal charity partner in its 40th anniversary year. As a charity we will enhance the lives of two million 14-24 year olds across the social spectrum over the next six years. Our partnership with corporate supporters is an incredibly important part of our fundraising efforts in our mission to make a real, long-term difference for many young people from all walks of life. This generous donation from Bestway, and their continued support, will go a long way to helping us make a step-change in the number of young people whose lives we will impact and transform.”
Pictured above (l-r): Bestway Wholesale MD Martin Race; Zameer Cihoudrey; Peter Westgarth; Younis Sheikh; and Bestway trading director Dawood Pervez.