We are delighted to announce that our Community Foundation has won the Enhancing the Workforce Award in association with Chipotle at the London Sport Award.
We are delighted to announce that our Community Foundation has won the Enhancing the Workforce Award in association with Chipotle at the London Sport Award. The awards, which were held at Guildhall on 23 March 2023, celebrate unsung heroes who are helping Londoners lead healthier, happier, and more active lives. With a record 350 nominations received this year, the finalists were chosen by a panel of expert judges including representatives from Sport England, London Marathon, Greater London Authority, and previous winners of the London Sport Awards. The Enhancing the Workforce Award recognises the individuals, organisations, groups or programmes that have supported their workforce to grow and develop.
Our Community Foundation is a Sport Leadership & Workforce Development Programme previously led by Ashley Marshalleck at the Students’ Union. The programme is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and since 2013 has provided a platform for students to make a positive difference in the local community of Tower Hamlets, gain experience and increase employability. The programme has engaged 45 community leaders and amassed over 90 training engagements between July 2021 and September 2022. It also includes a social cohesion sport programme and a young leaders academy. The Community Foundation is no stranger to success. It was shortlisted for a London Sport Award in both 2015 and 2020 as well as being nominated for a Times Higher Education award for Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community and twice for the BUCS: Workforce Programme of the Year Award.
When asked about the win, Ashley said "It is an absolute honour to receive this award. Not only does this recognise the amazing work that has gone into developing the programme, it also highlights the outstanding contribution of our student leaders! Following what has been a very challenging period, their continued engagement with the foundation has made this possible. This award is for each and every person that has contributed to the programme over the past 10 years. We now join the hall of fame alongside some truly incredible heroes that use sport for good. What a way to celebrate 10 Years of the QMSU Community Foundation.”
Charlotte Kendrick, deputy managing director of the Students’ Union, added “I am over the moon and so proud of Ash, and all the work he has put in over the years to develop the programme beyond where we ever thought it could be taken. Ash has been an absolute joy to work with and his passion and motivation is infectious, and I am so pleased that London Sport gave him, our student leaders and the programme the recognition and reward they all so truly deserve.”