Star support for London Award Ceremony that seeks to abolish gang violence and street crime
An award and dinner ceremony, with an ambition to tackle gang violence and street crime, will be taking place in London for the 5th year anniversary on 29th September 2018.
AAA (Antoin Akpom Achievements) Foundation is a registered charity set up in memory of Antoin Akpom, a football coach from Leicester, who was tragically murdered in September 2013. The charity will be hosting the event and nominating young people in deprived communities across various industry categories. Popular rapper and MOBO award winning Krept and Konan have been nominated for an Enterprise Award for their newly opened restaurant, Crepes and Cones. All categories in the award ceremony are as follows:
- Community Contribution Awards
- Enterprise Awards
- Future Star
- Performing Arts
For the first time, AAA Foundation will also be giving special recognition to two individuals who have demonstrated exemplary success and achievements within their sector. The Honorary Award, is an accolade that distinguishes the achievements of those that have inspired generations over decades with pioneering qualities and attributes. The Educational Awards recognises significant services and contribution within in the sector.
The award ceremony has attracted major support since its inception. This year the Mayor of Croydon, Her Worship Bernadette Khan, who will be opening the ceremony. Other VIP support at the event include:
- William George Ellis (Actor) Dark Night & Pirates of the Caribbean
- Director of BAFFTA Awards – Dr Pauling London
- Chief Mrs Ezenwanyi Egbunike-Agbakoba
- Lady Lauryn Bouvier
Ms Cheryl Armatrading, set up the AAA Foundation in memory of her son, Antoin. The Foundation’s aim is to continue his legacy which began as a community enterprise, (AAA Strike 4 Success), using arts and sports as a platform to deter young people from street crime.