Osmani Trust in partnership with CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), the world’s leading commercial real estate services adviser paraded in the annual Lord Mayors Show through the City of London on Saturday 13th November 2010.
The Lord Mayors Show, the world’s oldest civic procession saw City Alderman Michael Bear paraded as 683rd elected Lord Mayor parading in the Golden Coach through the three mile long journey which started at Mansion House to the Royal Courts of Justice and the return journey via Victoria Embankment. The new Lord Mayor will also be the Patron for the new Osmani Centre on Vallance Road once completed in summer 2011. The new Osmani Centre will be a state of the art youth and community building where local young people from Tower Hamlets can access a whole range of services.
Osmani Trust and CBRE took 40 young people, staff and volunteers to join Military units, marching bands, business and other community groups through the city and be part of the exciting atmosphere and a part of history.
One young person said “When I was asked to be part of this event I didn’t know anything about it, I didn’t even know there was a Lord Mayor, but I’m really happy I came as we’ve had a wicked time, our float was the best”!
“Taking part in the Lord Mayor show was a fantastic opportunity for Osmani Trust to promote the work we do to the wider community, I would like to thank CBRE for giving us the opportunity to work with them” said Abdal Ahmed, Event Organiser at Osmani Trust.
The partnership between Osmani Trust and CB Richard Ellis will continue to grow over the next few months as the global company help plan to raise money for the new Osmani Centre. CB Richard Ellis are planning a cycle ride from London to Amsterdam later in the year and part of the money raised will be donated to the Osmani Trust.
Abu Mumin, Senior Manager of Osmani Tust said “This is the type of partnership Osmani Trust is looking to build, a fruitful and beneficial to both sides. I call to other companies to take CB Richard Ellis as an example and come forward to help local centres and groups in Tower Hamlets”.