May awards London volunteer for inspiring HIV/AIDS Initiative

Other | Thursday 17th August 2017 | Claudia

Theresa May has awarded a dedicated volunteer who has supported people affected by HIV/Aids, with his charity in London. David Altshuler is the founder of the One to One Children's Fund, this charity helps provide support to individuals and families who are affected by HIV.

The charity fund has contributed to bettering the lives of over 30,000 children. The fund focuses on pinpointing the main issues that affect vulnerable young people and works on providing live changing projects towards those affected.  

David is one of the newest beneficiaries of the Points of the Light award which identifies the volunteers who go above and beyond to help make positive changes to their communities and inspire others to do so as well.

A personal letter sent to David, Theresa said:

" Your ambitious work with the One to One Children’s Fund is benefitting thousands of vulnerable women and children throughout pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. You should be proud of the international work you are doing in your mission to eradicate mother-to-child HIV transmission."

David responded to the letter saying:

“I feel deeply honoured by the award, which is a tribute to the amazingly resilient children served by One to One Children’s Fund, who ultimately inspire and motivate all that we do. We have been able to transform the lives of more than 100,000 vulnerable children over the past 16 years by setting up local structures and partnerships and training, mentoring and inspiring those we identify as role models in each community who are best placed to fill the gaps in their care - expert patients, community health workers, mentor mothers and adolescent peer supporters, as well as teachers and family counsellors."

Altshuler went on to add, " As inspiring, is the collective effort and unconditional support of the most unbelievably generous and loyal Trustees, supporters, partners and staff teams that an organisation could ever wish for. Our ultimate reward is seeing our projects being replicated and graduate to sustainability by local organisations and governments.”

David is the 747th winner of this award, and partnership with the US has been developed with the points programme being a great hit there.

Over 5,000 Points have been awarded in the US, whether it's a local mother dedicating her time to restoring local parks or a father teaching young people in his local communities. The points of light award shows appreciation to those helping and contributing their spare time to make a difference.

To be part of the change you can start donating to the One to One Children's fund here.