Savanna Rags International Ltd is proud to be able to support the Mansfield Rotary Club Courage Awards this year and is looking forward to attending the Awards on the 6th of March at the Civic Centre in Mansfield.
The Courage Awards recognise and pay tribute to local students that have overcome physical, environmental and mental challenges in pursuit of personal development. This is the 21st year that the Courage Awards have been presented in Mansfield, something that we believe the whole community should be proud to say takes place in their home town.
Savanna Rags is sponsoring the key speaker for the awards, the Falklands’ Veteran, Simon Weston who will be helping to present the Awards.
“Our company is committed to working with organisations in our communities that support the less well able to achieve all that is possible in their own lives; which is why we are proud to be associated with the Courage Awards,” said Savanna Rags International Ltd’s Managing Director, Ahmed Suleman.
Simon is of course known for his inspiring fight against adversity after he was severely injured when in 1982 the Sir Galahad was destroyed in Bluff Cove on the Falkland Islands. Simon was then a serving Welsh Guardsman and was to become known for his struggle to overcome his injuries (46% burns) and his ability to redefine his role in life.
Savanna Rags International Ltd is also connected to members of the services in another way. Earlier this year the company became a supporting partner for the Mansfield’s Heroes Memorial Fund by providing the charity with clothing recycling banks which the charity is helping to site.
“We are very excited about the prospect of developing a long term partnership with Savanna to help us raise funds. Now we have built the new war memorial we need to maintain it. We also have made a commitment to support local ex service men and women through our fundraising and Savanna will play a key role in helping us to do that. We have already made a substantial donation to the Mercian Regiment Benevolent Fund and with more banks placed on good sites we can help even more people,” said a Heroes Fund spokesman.