Karin Flower, from Wimbledon was recently awarded the Care Campaign for The Vulnerable Award for her support of the campaign’s movement to make safety monitoring mandatory in Care Homes in the UK. It was presented by CCFTV founder.
Karin Flower is founder of Celeb FC; which is a Fundraising Football Team made up of celebrities from the world of reality TV and music along with ex-professional sportsmen and women, who play in charity football matches and participate in performances and events without charge to enhance the fundraising capabilities of small UK charities and individuals.
Karin has run the non-profit from her Wimbledon home since 2014, to benefit small UK charities, giving smaller charities and community groups the opportunity to increase their fundraising ability without having to factor in costs usually associated with having a celebrity (or a celebrity team) along to an event.
She joined the Care Campaign for The Vulnerable committee in 2017, after meeting Jayne Connery and completely understanding the need for safety monitoring to be implemented, providing extra levels of support for carers and the elderly and infirm in their care.
Karin was awarded the Care Campaign Award for the most Inspirational Supporter.
Karin, said, “I am very humbled to accept this award. However, this award is not for me, as I must accept it on behalf of everyone who supports the ideals and ethos behind Celeb FC; The celebrities who do not charge to appear, the volunteers who help to organise and our run events, the small businesses who supply us with kits, Event decorations, DJ, water etc and everything we need to be able to support the people who need it. Everything we do is important, every charity or individual we support is important. But of course this movement is very close to my heart as my own mother has dementia and other health conditions, so I completely understand the need for quality, comprehensive care and safety monitoring of our most vulnerable elderly.
The night was hosted by ITV Jackpot 247 presenter Rob Lamarr and was attended by some good friends of Care Campaign for the Vulnerable, including executive chairman of the National Care Association Nadra Ahmed OBE and actress Aimi MacDonald.
Entertainment was provided early in the evening by the amazing IDA GIRLS and then after the awards ceremony by BBC impressionist Jon Culshaw.