PETER Strefford , who helps feed the homeless of Fulham, has been nominated for an HF Heroes Award in the charity worker category.
For the past six years, Mr Stafford has led a team of volunteers who provide a full meal each week for more than 100 homeless people. He also leads and takes part in a weekly Knitathon, making knitwear to sell to raise funds for the homeless project at St Andrew’s Church, in Fulham Fields.
He was nominated by Father Guy Wilkinson.
Father Wilkinson, said: “Peter gives his time and energy to all and sundry. He does this with real respect for the people who come (to the project) and with a lightness of touch that endears him to all.”
Meanwhile RASHEDA Ashanti , who founded the Wilde International Network, has been nominated in the entrepreneur category.
Launching the network - which itself is an acronym for women into literature development and empowerment - 13 years ago, Rasheda or Ginja, as she is known, has created a platform to promote African and Caribbean women writers, poets, journalists, empowerment drivers and entrepreneurs.
She is also passionate about working to raise awareness of domestic and sexual abuse of women and children and launched the Protect The Girl Child Campaign, which calls for organisations, companies and charities to condemn the insidious abuse of women and children.