3rd of October saw me receive one the prestigious Legends of Industry Awards bestowed by Variety the Children’s Charity. This awards ceremony took place in the Hilton Hotel on Deansgate Manchester. I received an award for Peace Activism & Charitable Work also I received a special edition Paccioni watch. My award was sponsored by a company called PANGEA Sculptures. Pangea Sculptures is a collection of artisan sculptures designed to inspire. Their sculptures are sustainable international arts initiative connecting skilled African craftsmanship with art lovers in the UK, and beyond. They specialise in producing stunning recycled-metal animal sculptures, bringing the heart of Africa into your home. The sculptures are made in Nairobi, Kenya. There were only 11 awards given in total.
This was a truly inspirational evening. I was invited to be part of a panel of women as a guest speaker. A panel of ordinary women who had achieved and done extraordinary things.
This was another event put on by a group calling themselves Classic Onyx and based in Rochdale. I was invited as a guest speaker to come along and inspire other women to be proud of who they are and proud to be a woman.
I spoke of the fact that as women we are role models to our younger females around us, whether they are our biological daughters or not. As women we should not attend any place which we would not like or children to attend (our girls or boys). What we wear and how we wear it will be reflected in our girls and in the girls our boys will choose.
Dr Idde Charles spoke about the fact that we need to look after our health. Prayer is good, as in praying for good health but medication can be more helpful. She stressed that women should not be ignorant about their health. She explained that there is an over representation of African, and Nigerian peoples dying due to diabetes and high blood pressure in Uk. She put this down to the fact that many such sufferers of stress, high blood pressure or diabetes will not take medication, but rather take the advice of Pastors to negate the medical advice, which unfortunately ends up in death, most of the time.
Prayer is good, however, God only helps those that help themselves. Or Hand of God - the only hand which is going to help you is the one at the end of your arm!