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“We are delighted we can make use of  our end of ranges, samples and split case goods through Giving World Online," Anthony Wagman, Chief Executive, Quest Personal Care Global Ltd.

 

"It's great to see the range of projects we have helped through Giving World Online and how much difference it makes," Gary Bates, Managing Director, Serif (Europe) Ltd.

 

"We are pleased that by donating this furniture to Giving World Online we are helping good causes and preventing landfill," Hilary Fryer, Charnwood Borough Council Cabinet Member for the Environment.

 

“This helps both businesses and communities and is an excellent and unique concept,” Martin Traynor, Chief Executive, Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce.

 

“Think of Giving World Online as a sort of dot.com dating agency; a marriage bureau that matches the needy with the givey to create relationships made in recycling heaven,” Leicester Mercury.

24/03/2009 - -

Awards, Ceremonies and Exhibitions 

 

My I am early this week!!!! 

 

It may have something to do with the fact that I am flying away on Thursday.

 

Another fun filled and packed week for us which kicked of with the Women of Achievement Awards on Friday the 20th.

 

We all met for a drinks reception and dinner at the Walkers Stadium, everyone in their best party frocks with the men dressed up too. Were we surprised when other nominees told us how nervous they had been for weeks! It was only then it dawned that we had been just so snowed under that we’d not had time to even think about the event or not being selected a winner. However, that soon changed as the evening wore on. I personally found it more and more difficult to eat the delicious spread provided as butterflies took somersaults within.

 

The butterflies were banished by one of the most absolutely fantastic and inspiring speeches I’d heard in a long time from Cheryl Baker aka Bucks Fizz member. If Cheryl could go from being Rita Crudgington to Cheryl Baker the Eurovision song contest winner then Giving World Online can go global and fight world poverty with business surplus, I mused.

 

To cut a long story short Sujata and I gracefully and gratefully accepted the award for Women in the Community. Sujata’s legs were jelly and mine swiftly acquiring the same consistency – so its just as well the organizers kept it all short and sweet and we didn’t have to say a word. One great evening to remember when we are old and grey and memories are all we have left.

(Sujata & Rama with Cheryl Baker & the Lord Mayor of Leicester.  See more pics on Flickr)

 

The weekend was obviously given over to mothers day so for once we took a weekend off. On the heels of quiet relaxation followed a hectic day of Showcase, Market and Sell on Monday the 23rdMarch.

 

An Initiative by the combined regional Chambers of Commerce and funded by EMDA. We showcased Giving World Online and were thoroughly delighted with the many positive comments we received. A long day but well worth it. A big thank you to the Chambers of Commerce for arranging the event which proved positive for many local businesses.

 

So, onward and forward as we continue the march to fight poverty with business surplus.

 

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