Monica, who helps unemployed youngsters into business, rubbed shoulders with
HRH The Prince of Wales and a host of celebrities after scooping the award for
her tireless efforts. She was presented her award by Golden Globe winning actor
“It was an enormous honour to receive the award, and I see it as a reflection
not only of what I’ve contributed to the Trust in a number of ways as a volunteer,
but is also a reflection of what the very energetic, passionate and talented group
of over 180 Capgemini volunteers have achieved, and continue to achieve, for the
Prince’s Trust in the last two years, led by some key colleagues, and with some
great staff at the Prince’s Trust. The results and changes in people’s lives really
do make the investment of that personal time and energy worthwhile.”
Monica Wilson, Capgemini UK’s Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility
The Celebrate Success Awards celebrate the achievements of disadvantaged young
people – supported by The Prince’s Trust – who have succeeded against the odds
and improved their chances in life.
Monica has been passionately involved with The Prince’s Trust for over seven
years. As a business mentor, she has provided support and guidance to three young
people whilst they start up their own businesses. Monica has also been a driver
and catalyst within Capgemini to raise awareness, enthusiasm and commitment at
To date over 180Â CapgeminiÂ employees including some very key individuals, have
used their skills and supported the Trust, undertaking pro-bono work and mentoring,
as well as fundraising Â£362,000. Monica has used her skillsÂ with other colleagues
to help The Prince’s Trust boost The Trust’s Technology Leadership Group funding
to over Â£1 million in 2006.
Rosemary Watt Wyness, from The Prince’s Trust, said: “We are delighted that Monica
has won this award. She is one of thousands who give their time to help young
people and we hope she inspires others to offer their time and skills.”
T4 presenter and Trust ambassador June Sarpong MBE hosted the national awards at the packed auditorium at London’s Barbican Centre.
More than 1,600 people attended the ceremony, including Trust ambassadors Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, Jerry Hall, Dame Kelly Holmes, Tess Daly and Vernon Kaye, Jeremy Irons and Thandie Newton.
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