Five ACA student who have demonstrated exceptional qualities in the face of adversity, have been recognised at the 2011 Global Inspiration Awards.
The awards – judged by the Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association (CABA) and the ICAEW Foundation - aim to identify students who have faced problems such as serious illness, injury, disability, bereavement, learning difficulties or extreme financial hardship whilst training.
This year’s ACA students recognised for their inspirational achievements include:
Picture: Kath Haines (CABA) with winners Brendan McGing and Peter Franklin
“I hope that my achievements will inspire other students not to give up on their dreams or ambition, and to triumph over any adversity they face”
The five winners were announced on 30 June at the ICAEW Charity Awards. The two winners that were able to attend on the night, Peter Franklin and Brendan McGing were presented with a trophy, certificate and prize money of £5,000 each. All of the other winners will receive their awards at local ceremonies.
Robin Feith says: ‘Qualifying as an ACA is a tremendous achievement for anyone, regardless of their circumstances. These awards recognise truly inspirational extraordinary students who have overcome exceptional hardship or difficulties to achieve that goal and whose dedication is an inspiration to students around the world’