Soldiering On Trust Awards 2012
Supporting our Military Heroes throughout life
‘The Soldiering On Awards 2012’ was held on Sunday 25th March at the 5-star luxurious London Syon Park – Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
Set in the historic grounds of Syon House, often described as “an extraordinary new English country playground”, guests took pleasure in the luxury and the inspired personal service, which one only expects from a Waldorf Astoria hotel.
Guests were greeted by an honour guard from the Honourable Artillery Company Light Cavalry before moving into a star-studded Champagne Reception where guests rubbed shoulders with the ‘good and great’ of the Military, celebrities, politicians and London’s glitterati.
View ‘The Soldiering On Awards 2012’ event poster here.
The 2012 event saw 12 fantastic award winners who had each had been nominated by one of the six Military Charities which we are supporting this year as well as the readership of the Daily Star who have sponsored a Readers’ Award.
Fundraising Endeavour – Awarded to Dec Aid – To recognise a group or individual that has been inspirational by fundraising with enthusiasm, commitment and determination to support the work of those who soldier on. Souvenir Programme Citation
Supportive Family – Awarded to The Bellringer Family – To recognise an individual or family that has provided outstanding support to an injured person or persons who have served their country. Souvenir Programme Citation
The Bowman Award – Awarded to Darren Swift – To recognise an individual or organisation who has given exceptional training and support to help individuals overcome grievous injuries through the auspices of the ABF-The Soldiers’ Charity. This award is presented in memory of Major James Bowman – 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles. Souvenir Programme Citation
Welfare Award – Volunteer Of The Year – Awarded to Brendan West – To recognise the selfless devotion and dedication of an individual who has helped our injured Service men and women to keep ‘Soldiering On’. Souvenir Programme Citation
Sporting Endeavour Of The Year – Awarded to Joe Townsend – To recognise one who has reached beyond disability to inspire us all through sporting achievement. Souvenir Programme Citation
Making a Difference – Awarded to Jacqui Thompson – To recognise an individual or group who has made a real difference to the welfare and support of injured RAF service and ex-service personnel through the auspices of the RAF Benevolent Fund. Souvenir Programme Citation
Maritime Award – Awarded to Ken Lambert – To recognise the individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the welfare of and assistance to injured Naval personnel through the auspices of the Royal Navy Benevolent Trust. Souvenir Programme Citation
Generations Award – Awarded to Jean Goodall – To recognise those who have provided unwavering support throughout their lifetime to those who have served their country. Souvenir Programme Citation
Royal Navy & Royal Marines Award – Awarded to Cpl Philip Eaglesham – To recognise an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the support of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Souvenir Programme Citation
Against All Odds – Awarded to Ali Grant – To recognise the individual who sets an example for others to follow in his or her determination to overcome grievous disability. Souvenir Programme Citation
Daily Star Readers Award – Awarded to Sgt Richard Clement – Awarded to Sgt Richard Clement – Nominated for his inspirational work in helping to raise money for Military Charities. Souvenir Programme Citation
Lifetime Achievement Award – Awarded to Bomber Command Memorial Appeal – Representatives of the Bomber Command Memorial Appeal nominated for their outstanding achievements. Souvenir Programme Citation
The winner of the Breitling Watch Raffle 2012 was a Mr A Stevenson from London. The lucky ticket was drawn by Michael Barrymore during the Soldiering on Awards Ceremony.
The Raffle raised £8490 for a fantastic cause and Mr Stevenson was presented with his prize by the Head of Breitling UK on Wednesday, 28 Mar 12, in the Lanesbrough Hotel.
A big thank-you to everyone who bought a ticket and supported The Soldiering on Trust.