by Ram Kalyan 'Kelly' on Saturday 13th September 2014 at 3:41pm
Unity 101 Community Radio has been short listed for the UK’ Largest Diversity Awards in the Community Organisation Award for Race, Religion & Faith category.
Headline sponsors Microsoft is just one of the brands supporting a sky fall of diversity talent positive role models, community organisations and businesses from the LGBT, ethnic minority, age, gender, religion and disability communities.
Over 21,000 nominations were received this year paying tribute to inspirational individuals and groups nationwide that have dedicated their lives to enhancing the equality agenda.
“I am over the moon for all the hard work that everyone has put into achieving this accolade” said Ram Kalyan “Kelly” Project and station manager of Unity 101 Community Radio.
The Hurlingham Club, London will play host to the prestigious black-tie event on September 26th, to honour the outstanding achievements of grass root communities nationwide. Lloyds Banking group, which operates the UK's largest retail bank, international accountants PwC, media giants Sky and Secret Service MI5 will be amongst sponsors backing the Best of British diversity at the UK's Largest Diversity.
TV personality Brian Dowling will return to host the ceremony alongside CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell. He said: ‘I am so excited! I have witnessed the awards go from strength to strength and I am always truly taken back by the humbling and uplifting stories of all the nominees and award winners.'
The awards have gained a mass of celebrity support from the likes of Stephen Fry, Brian Blessed and singing sensation Misha B. Bafta award winning actor, Adam Deacon added his support 'The National Diversity Awards exceed in bringing people from all walks of life together. Their ability to highlight positive role models and community organisations from under represented backgrounds is so necessary in the fight for social justice'.
Paralympic gold medallist Giles Long MBE commented, 'As the country becomes ever more diverse it is important that difference is recognised, celebrated and embraced as the excitingly positive force for change that it is'.
Face Equality Campaigner, James Partridge OBE, ground breaking entrepreneur Jessica Huie and Grassroots breakaway group Birmingham LGBT were amongst last year's Winners.
Paul Sesay, founder of the NDA’s said; ‘The quality and quantity of nominees this year has been exceptional. I would like to wish all shortlisted nominees the very best of luck, and we look forward to meeting you on the night of the
Winners will be announced at The National Diversity Awards 2014 on Friday, September 26th at the Hurlingham Club, London.