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JUDGE, THIRD SECTOR AWARDS 
2016
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I was invited onto the judging panel for the 2016 Third Sector Awards, chaired by Royal National Institute of Blind People Chief Executive Lesley-Anne Alexander. I judged and gave in-depth business analysis to over 25 charities in the Charity Partnership of the Year Award and Enterprise Award categories.

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JUDGE, CHARITY AWARDS 
2016, 2017
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I was on the judging panel for the 2016 Charity Awards, alongside distinguished figures from the charity sector. As well as being lead judge for Healthcare & Medical Research category, I helped judge the Disability, Education & Training and International Aid & Development categories. I also judged the four shortlisted charities for the Overall Winner Award. After a success spell as judge in 2016, Prem has been invited to rejoin the judging panel for the Charity Awards 2017.

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CHAMPION, THREE FAITHS FORUM (3FF) 
2015 – Present
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I join fellow 3FF champions, including, HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan, Trevor Phillips OBE, Rt. Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP and others, to further cross cultural understanding and interfaith initiatives. As a Champion, I have delivered two inspirational speeches for Parliamentors, a UN-award winning leadership programme run by 3FF for university students, in the House of Commons and House of Lords. I encourage participants in the programme to go out of their comfort zone, become global citizens and learn more about different cultures so they can construct diverse teams and build competitive enterprises.

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ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER, BSIX BROOKE HOUSE SIXTH FORM COLLEGE 
2016 – Present
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I am one of 12 founder members of the college’s Humanities Advisory Board. I share my expertise with the college’s Humanities Department to help them achieve their goals. In particular, I act as a bridge between the college and industry and advise how the college can help their students become more employable and ready for the workplace.

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TRUSTEE, THE CONNECTION AT ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS (HOMELESS CHARITY) 
2012 – Present
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I share my business skills and experience in cooperation with fellow trustees to help London’s busiest homeless charity’s ongoing work supporting homeless and vulnerable people in London with specialist support services.

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PATRON, CARRAGHER ACADEMY, 
2012 – Present
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My job as Patron is to promote the work of the academy in training young talent and share my business acumen so they can compete in British, European and International competitions. Carragher Academy boasts 20 British, European and World Champions since 2012.

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PATRON, SOUTHWARK HEADTEACHERS’ EXECUTIVE 
2013 – Present
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I provide support and advice to the Executive as they move towards greater levels of self-sufficiency. I have helped schools tackle bullying and ensures all young people are included, especially physically and mentally challenged and LGBT children. I give educational and inspirational speeches to pupils including disabled, special needs, permanently excluded and NEET students, helping them connect with the City of London and increase their employability.

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PATRON, ROTHERHITHE AND BERMONDSEY CHORAL SOCIETY 
2012 – Present
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As Patron I support the charity’s public activities which have included recitals, solo performances and concerts, and promote its standing in the community. Last year they had over 60 international soloists join them at their Spring Concert.

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PATRON, SPARTAK 78 YOUTH SPORTS CLUB 
2011 – Present
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As Patron I act as an ambassador for the local club in Essex and support their events and tournaments, providing opportunities to about 100 footballers to play and compete each year, and to over 1,000 people to form community ties.

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TRUSTEE, ATTLEE FOUNDATION 
2009 – 2012
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I was a trustee for the Attlee Foundation from 2009 – 2012, sharing my skills and experience with the board to help the organisation’s work to benefit people disadvantaged by poverty or lack of opportunity.
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TRUSTEE, TIME & TALENTS 
2010 – 2013

PATRON, TIME & TALENTS 
2013 – Present

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I was a Trustee for Time and Talents from 2010 to 2013, supporting their governance and provision of opportunities and spaces for local groups and community projects for older people. Since 2014, I taken up the role of Patron. I have helped sponsor and support London Marathon runners, quiz and bingo nights, Christmas festivals, bowling competitions, sailing trips and diverse community events.

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VICE-PATRON, TUTU FOUNDATION UK 
2012 – 2016

AMBASSADOR, TUTU FOUNDATION UK 
2016 – Present

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I support the foundation’s activities and promote their mission of building bridges and creating a culture of peace across fractured and diverse communities.

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PATRON, ASHDOWN PRIMARY SCHOOL 
2016 – Present
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I support and offer advice on the school’s Children’s University scheme, a unique concept where children aged 7-14 are given opportunities to participate in accredited learning activities to foster a life-long love for learning. I also provide a learning destination for children involved in the scheme by introducing them to the financial sector in the City of London.
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MANAGEMENT TEAM MEMBER, PEOPLE CARE ASSOCIATION 
2011 – Present
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I help manage the organisation and volunteer every Christmas Day to put on an annual Christmas Dinner Party for around 300 isolated elderly and disabled people in Southwark.

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AMBASSADOR, UPRISING 
2011 – Present
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I’m a participant in UpRising’s core leadership and mentoring programme, giving guidance, networks, confidence and advice to young people from disadvantaged communities. I have mentored around 15 young people in one to one meetings and contributed on employability panels.

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PATRON, SPRINGS OF HOPE, JAMAICA 
2015 – Present
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I support the charity’s work addressing the needs of deprived children and young people in impoverished communities in London and in developing countries such as Jamaica. I provide resources to help those young people achieve academic excellence so they can have fulfilling futures.

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BOARD MEMBER, BUSINESS EXTRA 
2013 – 2015

I provided business advice and significant expertise to this social enterprise delivering business support, especially to traders and small businesses in the Walworth area.

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PATRON, CAREER YOUTH AFRICA, GHANA 
2016 – Present
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I support the new charity’s growth and their mission to provide young people in Ghana with the guidance and support they need to succeed in working life and reach their full potential. I offer fundraising advice and financial guidance to the Executive Director of the charity.

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PATRON, SIERRA LEONE HAJJ PILGRIMAGE 
2015 – Present

I help enable the charity to continue its work of taking around 10 people annually on the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina.

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PATRON, IBA CHARITY 
2015 – Present
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As Patron, I support the charity’s work which offers help for senior citizens and a comprehensive education and development programme for children aged 7 to 16 with learning and physical disabilities. I help those children build their confidence and improve their quality of life so that they can live independently.

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PATRON, ABIKE ADE FOUNDATION 
2013 – Present
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As Patron I support the charity’s projects which improve the quality of life for communities in the UK, Nigeria and Africa at large. I advise the Foundation on how to grow and bring diverse communities together by organising an annual picnic, supporting their yearly fundraiser and outreach work in the UK and abroad.

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PATRON, GATHERING AFRICA’S BEST 
2013 – Present
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As Patron I support the organisation’s annual awards ceremony which showcases, recognises and celebrates the achievements and talents of the best of Africa and Africans. I advise on the development of the organisation so it can expand its work in local communities by celebrating African independence days.

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PATRON, TAYO SITU FOUNDATION 
2011 – Present
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I helped set-up of the foundation following the untimely death of former Southwark Mayor, Tayo Situ. My role as Patron is to support the foundation and help foster youth leadership and create opportunities for young people in Southwark and the City of London.

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PATRON, PECKHAM PRIDE 
2012 – Present
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As Patron I support the club’s activities which provide grass-roots youth basketball in South London. Peckham Pride has become one of the largest clubs in London with over 100 players and recently completed a successful tour of the USA.

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PATRON, BLACK BUSINESS INITIATIVE 
2011 – Present
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My role as Patron is to represent and promote the organisation and its work. I also support entrepreneurship in the black and ethnic minority community and actively support their annual awards ceremony, which recognises minority owned businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.

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PATRON, DELTA PATRIOTS GLOBAL CARE INITIATIVE, NIGERIA 
2012 – 2014
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My role as Patron is to represent and promote the organisation’s mission and its work to improve health standards and alleviate poverty in Nigeria.  To combat HIV, I have sponsored sending educational pamphlets and medical supplies.