Development for Local Charity
Maddrell commended for work at tree planting charity
Simon Maddrell, Founder of a local charity Excellent Development has been
“Highly Commended” after being nominated for the prestigious Beacon Prize
2003, for his philanthropic endeavours.
Beacon, a new charitable initiative, which is raising the profile of philanthropy
in the UK, awards the Beacon Prize to individuals who are an inspiration
to others in the way that they give their time and/or money to good causes.
Simon was nominated for his efforts in founding and setting up a new internet-based
charity planting trees and building small-scale dams in Africa.
“In an almost impossibly difficult process, with many hundreds of outstanding
nominations, Simon’s achievements stood out as exceptional,” commented
Emily Stonor, Chief Executive of Beacon. “We congratulate Simon, as reaching
the final shortlist is a considerable mark of recognition for his achievement.”
Simon Maddrell, who is based in Brentford, commented, “I’m delighted that
we have all been given recognition for our work. Our main partner organisation
in Kenya has been driving development as a community group for an almost
unprecedented 25 years. I have been involved with them since 1984 and
am very proud to be given the opportunity to support their work, which
has transformed lives and landscapes.”
Winners in the various categories included ex-Arsenal and Sunderland footballer
Niall Quinn, Zac Goldsmith, Sir John Paul Getty, Lord Bhatia of Hampton
and Dame Stephanie Shirley.
information on Excellent Development contact email@example.com
or phone him on 020 8568 7118.
website at: www.excellentdevelopment.com
November 26, 2003