On 6th March 2015 at Woolwich Town Hall, Fatta Thapa, CEO of Skills & Care wins Civic Award 2015 for his outstanding contribution to Social, Economic and Physical well-being of Royal Borough of Greenwich; in particular Nepalese community in the Borough.
The other two awards goes to Dave and Teresa under “Volunteer of the Year” category for their outstanding contribution to Gurkha family by creating positive environment and providing support in starting their gardening project “Khetipati” at Flowers Community Grow Project Greenwich in Abbywood. The Khetipati is a Nepali word for gardening and at Skills & Care we use this therapeutic of gardening to help the isolated Gurkha veterans and their families by helping regain confidence, build self-esteem and motivation, feel better physical and mentally and create new social networks. The award was presented jointly by the borough Mayor Councillor Mick Hayes and Council Cabinet leader Denise Hyland and the programme was run by Chief Executive John Cumber. Among the other award winners were Zoe Smith, the Commonwealth & Olympian games in Weightlifting and Pierre Lefevre, managing director of Phoenix Wings, who innovated first Driverless Car in Greenwich.