May 2, 2016 News

Massive Congrats to Our Founder & Patron!

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Rio with the 2012 winner Derek O’Neil

A huge congratulations to our Founder and Patron, Rio Ferdinand, for receiving his award from Variety International over the weekend, we couldn’t be more proud!

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Upon receiving his award, Rio said:

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It’s an honour to receive this award at the prestigious event and I’d like to thank everyone at Variety for all their hard work in putting together a brilliant event”

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Also in receipt of an award that evening was Julia Morley, a highly respected British Business woman and former model and Chairman of the Miss World Organisation. An absolutely fantastic evening was had by everyone involved and it was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the good that many people are working hard to do in the world.

Rio with Miss India

Advisor to RFF’s Board of Trustees, Gary Stannett said:

“This award is fantastic recognition of the work that Rio and everyone involved with the Foundation have been doing with young people in recent years. Congratulations to everybody at Variety on what was an exceptional evening with some very inspirational people”.

You can watch a video of Rio receiving his award at the prestigious Variety International ceremony here.