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PUBLISHED: 13:47 02 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:18 24 August 2010

Hero s fundraising efforts recognised A charity hero has scooped the accolade of runner up in Britain s Most Inspiring Fundraiser 2008 . Kilburn man Adam Chataway raised over £500,000 in memory of his finance Victoria Buchanan, who was k

Hero's fundraising efforts recognised

A charity hero has scooped the accolade of runner up in 'Britain's Most Inspiring Fundraiser 2008'.

Kilburn man Adam Chataway raised over £500,000 in memory of his finance Victoria Buchanan, who was killed in a road accident in September 2006.

As well as holding several fundraising events, he organised for 200 of his friends to take part in the Great North Run.

His nominator, Freya Paleit said: "Adam is an inspirational fundraiser because in the face of his worst nightmare he focused on those less well off."

The competition, run by internet site, Everyclick.com was on June 11 and awarded Adam with £500 for a charity of his choice.

Bid for young volunteers

A volunteer centre is looking for young people to get involved in some of the borough's creative and community led projects.

BrAVA's Brent Volunteer Centre is inviting 16 to 25 year olds to an Open Day at the Willesden Green Library Centre, in Willesden High Road on July 14 from 6pm to 9pm, where games, food and information will be on offer.

Schemes involving photographing, working with children, becoming sports mentors, raising money and website design are available.

Call Elizabeth Nash, on 0208 438 1520 for information.

Bid for young volunteers

Thousands of people have pledged to support a café which they fear could be closed by over zealous council chiefs.

More than 11,000 residents have signed a petition to save the Roundwood Park Lodge Café in Roundwood Park, Harlesden, after Brent Council demanded £160,000 in backlogged rent and skyrocketing new rates.

SOCC (Save Our Community Café) banged drums and sang songs outside Town Hall in Forty Lane, Wembley, on Monday Night to try to persuade the council to drop their demands for rent which has risen to an amazing £35,000 a year.

For full story see this week's Times.


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