Celebrating excellence in style!

Every day our staff and volunteers make a positive difference to people’s lives and work to ensure that people have the same right to a good life as anyone else.

On Wednesday 22nd November staff, volunteers, people we support, families and community partners came together to celebrate the achievements of people across Certitude at the prestigious Hurlingham Club in Fulham. Glitz and glamour was the clear theme of the evening, with bubbles flowing, wonderful food and some amazing outfits, although if there was a prize for ‘best dressed’ on the night, this would most certainly be Charles in his batman themed suit!

The Michael Rosen Award Ceremony recognises people who dedicate themselves to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to live the life that is important to them and is supported by the Rosen family in memory of Michael Rosen, previous Chair of Support for Living. Nominations were received throughout the year and, with over 80 nominations, this was the most hotly-contested ceremony yet! Throughout the evening, we heard stories of life-changing support, of people achieving amazing things and many heart-warming reasons why so many people are considered ‘Best Colleagues’ and ‘Best Volunteers’.

Aisling Duffy, Chief Executive, said of the celebrations: “It is truly inspirational and humbling to hear and see the drive and determination of people and teams to make a difference to the lives of others. Certitude couldn’t be prouder of all the nominees this year and I feel so privileged to work alongside such outstanding colleagues.”

We are incredibly proud of everyone who was nominated and are grateful for the work that continues across Certitude every day. Our thanks also go to the Rosen family, The Hurlingham Club and our supporters across the evening, without whom this wonderful event would not be possible.

And the winners are…


The Michael Rosen Award, presented by Sheila Rosen

Agnes Pelle, Emerson Lancheros, Umal Sheikh and Shantel Dacosta from Lock Road

Matthew Lancaster, Aleksander Widomski and The Lodge Support Team


The Best Colleague Award, presented by Sabina Laher and Charles Bodden

Winner, Charlie Wright


Runner up, Bola Owoade


The Change Maker Award, presented by Certitude Board members Dianne Greyson and Kate James

Winner, Magda Jordan


Runners up, Sam Mason and St Blaise Support Team








The Best Volunteer Award, presented by Tim Dalton, Director of Shaftesbury Enterprise at Harrow School

Winner, John Hammond


Runner up, Sabina Laher


The Making a Difference Award, presented by Sandra Joseph

Winner, Lower Road Support Team


Runner up, Funmi Ibrahim