Thursday night was the annual Cosmopolitan Women of the Year Awards, and in case you haven’t heard, myself and Corrie won the Global Champion Award! It was an amazing night, held at the V&A Museum in London, with cocktails, celebs, dinner, dancing, and a red carpet! It was incredibly overwhelming to not only win but to be in the same room and meet so many other amazing winners, who have now become good friends. Highlights of the night included being presented our award by McBusted, having fun in the photobooth, dancing the night away with the other winners and the lovely Cosmo staff, and the fabulous goody bags!
We would like to say a huge thanks to everyone for the lovely wishes and kind messages of congratulations, thank you to our friend Amy for nominating us in the first place, and thank you to Cosmo for choosing us as winners and for such an amazing night. We really will remember this evening for the rest of our lives.
Being presented an award from such an empowering, inspiring and feminist magazine as Cosmo is not only a real honour, but has also confirmed in us the need to be strong, believe in ourselves and know that being a woman does not place any barriers to achieving our goals and ambitions for Kids Club Kampala and the children we work with.
However, in the midst of all the glamour and excitement, it is hard to believe that there are so many children in desperate need. There are kids living in the slums of Kampala who need our help and this is the reason why we do what we do. We believe that no child should feel unloved, no child should be abandoned, and no child should live without their basic rights!
Hopefully with all the publicity surrounding this event, it will be a real opportunity to get our cause heard and to advocate for these children. It really is such an honour to be presented with the Global Champion award and we hope that we can go on to do everyone proud and to make an even bigger difference in the lives of the children in Kampala.
If you would like to know more about Kids Club Kampala, please do get in touch with us we would love to hear from you. If you would like to donate to the work that we do, please visit www.give.net/kidsclubkampala and please pick up a copy of this month’s Cosmopolitan magazine for the full article about myself and Corrie winning the Global Champion Award.