Leeds Rugby foundation attends MOSAIC awards
Leeds Rugby Foundation Trustee, Paul Rowson, and the Foundation’s Connecting Communities Manager, Ikram Butt, were invited as special guests to the MOSAIC Talent Awards 2010.
Paul, a former Director of Business In The Community (BITC) and a lifelong Rhinos fan,
established the MOSAIC Yorkshire which was recently recognised for their good work in local communities by the founder of MOSAIC, HRH Prince Charles.
The Foundation’s Trustee was instrumental in inviting the MOSAIC’s Managing Director, John O’Brien, to Leeds Rugby, where positive discussions continue to take place with the aim of developing a fruitful partnership.
The Mosaic Talent Awards 2010 were held at the iconic Battersea Power Station, to recognise, celebrate and nurture the amazing talent of young Muslims, from all over the country and beyond. Over 550 guests attended the event in the presence of Guest of Honour, HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan.
Celebrating the hard work and determination of young British Muslims, entrants could be nominated for 11 categories: Young Entrepreneur, Science and Technology, Arts and Culture, Community Leadership, Young Volunteer, Excellence in Education, Interfaith, International, Media, Sports and Mosaic Mentor of the Year.
The judging panel for the Talent Programme and Awards was led by Mosaic's Chairman, HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan with judges from all sectors, including Monawar Hussain DL - Imam at Eton College; Ikram Butt - Leeds Rugby Foundation; John May - Chief Executive of Young Enterprise; Professor Jim Al-Khalili - Professor of Physics, University of Surrey and star of BBC television's Science and Islam series; and, Yasir Mirza - Head of Diversity at The Guardian.
With over a 100 nominees, there were some very tough decisions to make for the judges.