Today, Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT) are proud to announce the shortlist for the Friends, Families and Travellers Awards 2022!
The awards celebrate inspiring individuals from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities who have made a special contribution to wider society and their own communities.
It’s never easy putting together a shortlist – we were spoilt for choice with the amount of passionate and inspiring nominations to choose from. Every person and project nominated has worked hard to better their own lives and the lives of those around them. We continue to be proud of each and every one of you!
In no particular order, here are the shortlisted people and projects for each of the six awards:
- Inspirational Young Person Award
- Olivia Birmingham
- Nathan Abdul Karim
- Josie Welsh
- Arts, Culture and Heritage Award
- Róbert Czibi
- David Pullar
- Elijah Vardo
- Sporting Excellence Award
- Tom-Tom Hendry
- John Edwards
- Keith Dighton
- The Education Award
- Chrissie Browne
- William Jones
- Inspiring Project Award
- Kushti Bok
- Showmen’s Mental Health Awareness
- Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Social Work Association
- Alexander Award for Lifetime Achievement
- Martin McDonagh
- Josie O’Driscoll
- Joe Jones
Congratulations to you all and good luck! The awards will be held on the 16th February 2022 at the Embassy of Ireland in London. Due to COVID-19 measures, the ceremony will be invite only.
We look forward to welcoming you for an evening dedicated to the hard work of these projects and individuals. Winners will be announced at the ceremony. The winners from the FFT Awards 2020 can be seen here.
Join us in wishing all nominees the best of luck!