:: Posted 29th July 2017
Congratulations to Adrian Popa and Vanessa Albuquerque on their Daniel Omari Smith Trust Awards. Thank you to CNWL for a fantastic evening, and to Lee McQueen for an inspirational presentation.
:: Posted 10th July 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at the College of North West London Student Award Ceremony - Congratulations to David Cavanagh Singer who received the Daniel Omari Smith Award.
Judith Williams, Winnie Smith, David Cavanagh Singer, and Andy Cole
:: Posted 10th July 2015
The winner of this year's Daniel Omari Smith Trust Award 2015 went to Leon Batchelor. Leon has been at the college since 2012, and throughout his time he has excelled in his studies with great passion and drive. A natural leader, he supports others around him even when he is very busy or under work pressure himself. He has truly been an inspiration for others.
Special thanks to the Guest Speaker, actor, and author, Sébastien Foucan (pictured left).
:: Posted 22nd November 2014
We are pleased to announce that Karen Buck has become a patron of the Daniel Omari Smith Trust. We would like to thank Karen for supporting us and for her help in extending the reach and the work of the Trust.
Karen Buck is the Labour Member of Parliament for Westminster North and PPS to Ed Miliband the Leader of the Opposition.
She served as Member of Parliament for Regent's Park and Kensington North (Central London) between 1997 and 2010.
Karen was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Transport from May 2005 - March 2006.
Amongst the positions of responsibility that Karen has held are: Regional Assistant to the Minister for London; a member of the Select Committee for Home Affairs; and a member of the Select Committee for Children, Schools and Families.
Karen was also named Child Poverty Action Group's MP of the Year in recognition of her work to alleviate conditions of young families living in poverty.
Before entering parliament Karen studied at the London School of Economics before going on to work for a charity specialising in employment for disabled people and later in the same field at the London Borough of Hackney.
:: Posted 8th August 2014
On the 20th September 2014 we will be holding our Annual Event, a Charity Fundraising Dinner & Dance at Cafe Society, Brentford, Middlesex.
We are now taking bookings for tickets, so please get in touch if you would like to attend the event. There will be entertainment on the night. Music by DJ Gussy, Ranking Merva, Gemini Man & Two's Company. To find out more and to reserve your tickets, please see our Events page for full details.
:: Posted 29th March 2014
Friends and family of Daniel Omari Smith gathered on 24th May 2014 to mark the 4th anniversary of Daniel's death.
There were various speakers and performers and we celebrated the life of Daniel who made such an impact on so many people. To close the event we released balloons in memory of Daniel.
:: Posted 16th April 2014
In February 2014, Daniel’s mother, Winnie, went along to the College of North West London to meet some of the students benefitting from the grants given out by the Daniel Omari Smith Trust.
Alijon Abdivohidov, Bharat Gorasiya, Miten Hirani, Lorenzo Parmigiani, Keith Pinnock, Jamie Seimidi and Cameron Waugh with Daniel’s mother, Winnie.
“My name is Alijon Abdivohidov (CNWL Electrical Level 3 student.) It was good to meet you and the other trustees last week. I wouldn’t normally be able to fund the course myself financially since I'm not working. Many thanks to the Daniel Omari Smith Trust for supporting and helping me. I would have faced real financial difficulty completing my course without the support of the fund.”
- Alijon Abdivohidov
“Thank you very much for helping me by giving me £200; the first thing I did was I bought 3 books for my course as I really needed those books to complete my class work and assignments. I appreciate your help and the charity work you are doing on behalf of Daniel Omari Smith. I wish Daniel Omari Smith Trust much success, so that it can raise more money and help many more students.”
- Bharat Gorasiya
"One day I would like to own my own business, everyone deserves a second chance. I would also like to get involved in mentoring as I understand the hardships that young people face today."
- Jamie Seimidi
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:: Posted 28th September 2013
In September 2013 around forty players took part in the 2013 Captain’s Golf Day Tournament at Horsenden Hill Golf club in Greenford, Middlesex to raise money for their nominated charity; the Daniel Omari Smith Trust. Daniel’s uncle, Tim Smith, was delighted to receive a cheque for £170 on behalf of the Trust. A massive thank you goes out to the captain and all the members of Horsenden Hill Golf Club.