Over £30,000 was raised at the star studded British Asian Sports awards 2010 at the Grosvenor House hotel in Park Lane on 6 February 2010 in aid of the British Asian Trust.
Hosted by ‘EastEnders’ star Nitin Ganatra and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star Laila Rouass, the awards show recognised the contributions and achievements of the best in British Asian Sporting talent. Both hosts also signed up as Ambassadors of the British Asian Trust recognising the sustainable difference the Trust makes to the lives of over 300,000 people in South Asia and the UK.
The charity auction, hosted by Rajan Singh included tickets to the Indian Premier League Finals in Mumbai, Concert tickets to The Black Eyed Peas at the LG Arena, British Grand Prix tickets from Force India courtesy of the UK India Business Council and golf with celebrity cricketer Mark Ramprakash at Wentworth.
British Asian Trust Ambassador Nina Wadia represented the Trust and hosted a number of Friends and Patrons at the event along with Trustees Chris Mathias and Surinder Arora.
Boxing sensation Amir Khan along with England women’s cricketer – Isa Guha, Sri Lankan cricketer – Arjuna Ranatunga and Amit Bhatia – Vice-Chairman of QPR were amongst the winners at this biggest Asian sports awards in the country.
The evening also featured show-stopping performances from MOBO award-winning rapper, Chipmunk, popular girl band The Saturdays, international funk band, Heatwave and British Asian singer, Navin Kundra.
Other in attendance included Lord Bilimoria founder of Cobra Beer, BBC Presenter Mihir Bose, Pakistani cricketer Asif Iqbal, Olympic Gold Medallist Denise Lewis, ‘EastEnders’ actors Jonny Partridge and Himesh Patel and actor Colin Salmon.
The event will be broadcast globally on Sony Entertainment Television Asia in April 2010.