Josh Babarinde has been awarded an OBE in recognition for his social enterprise business, Cracked IT, working with London gang members to help turn their lives around.
Josh led the Award winning #EBtogether Campaign which telephoned over 5000 elderly residents across the town, 500+ in Upperton, during the first Lockdown. The project connected those in need with local support services and volunteer help.
Josh and his firm also launched a scheme to provide free video phones to Eastbourne Care Home Residents so they could stay connected with their families during the lockdown and see their GPs online.
Pat Rodohan says "I've known Josh since he was a bright young Head Boy at Cavendish School. He continued to return to Eastbourne, supporting Stephen Lloyd’s campaigns. What’s impressed me about Josh is his commitment to making Eastbourne a better place for all residents, his easy manner and his ability to organise".