his year, Sarcoma UK is the official charity partner for the British Kebab Awards on 12 March in London.
Now in its sixth year, the prestigious event recognises the enormous contribution of kebab and related restaurants. The sector is estimated to be worth £3 billion to the UK economy, providing over 200,000 jobs in over 20,000 restaurants.
"We all know someone who has suffered from cancer”, says Ibrahim Dogus, founder of the British Kebab Awards.
Sarcoma UK came to Ibrahim’s attention last year when he generously donated one of his restaurants as well as food and drink for the fundraising quiz in memory of Chris Martin. Having heard about the breadth of the work carried out by Sarcoma UK, he invited us to be the partner charity for the event which attracts attendees from politics, hospitality, business and media.
"I was really moved when I read about sarcoma and how it is a much less understood form of cancer. Bone sarcomas in particular are diagnosed in fewer than 500 people a year in the UK and much more research is needed to discover how sarcomas develop and what can be done to better treat them."
This year the judges comprise high-profile figures from politics, business and media including Baroness Warsi; Jonathan Reynolds, Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury; DJ Lucy Horobin of Heart FM; member of the London Assembly Jennette Arnold OBE and Lawson Muncaster, founder of City AM.
“Sarcoma UK is helping those with a relatively uncommon form of cancer”, says Ibrahim. “I'm very proud that the British Kebab Awards is supporting their work this year.”