As well as being world renowned as the man behind the British Curry Awards and the award winning Le Raj, Enam Ali MBE has won deserved praise as someone who is committed to charitable works. He has been the driving force behind institutionalising the culture of charity at both Le Raj and the British Curry Awards, with the result that more than £1 million has been raised in the past 20 years through numerous charity dinners and appeals, many attended by well-known celebrities.
Beneficiaries from events organised in conjunction with Le Raj have included the Queen Elizabeth Foundation, Capital Radio Help a London Child, local schools, animal rescue, the Wooden Spoon Foundation, Saracens Foundation, Barclays Bank (Cheam) & Tickling Pink Cancer Research, the Children’s Trust at Tadworth Court, Adam’s Appeal, The Chase Hospice For Terminally ill Children, Royal Marsden Hospital and many more.
Enam’s passion for charity has led him to raise funds for good causes also within the BCA event. The generosity of guests shows the industry can make a difference to charities that help the less fortunate. Since 2005 a significant amount of money has been raised through BCA for various charities, including the Anthony Nolan Trust, Just a Drop, Bangladesh Flood Appeal, James Whale Kidney Cancer Fund, The Lord’s Taverners, and the Weir Archer Academy. Last year a raffle was held with a special prize of a Mini Convertible to mark our 10th anniversary with the Weir Archer Academy and overall the vent raised £31,800 on the night for this worthy cause. This year funds raised by charitable donations on the night of the British Curry Awards will go to our chosen charity.
Enam Ali and The British Curry Awards have previously worked with: