BEC July update

We are pleased to announce the start of a new monthly Saturday lunchtime club to be held at the prestigious Chutney Ivy restaurant in the heart of Leicester.  Full details on the website

This is to bring people together to discuss plans and agree a way forward that will benefit everyone.   At £5 per head for an Indian buffet at this restaurant has got to be the bargain of the century and has been made possible due to sponsorship from Bankfield Independent financial advisers.  Come along and help to shape the future of BEC.  You can also get details and book through Meetup.

A new section has been added to the website – a vision of what BEC is and how we intend to deliver as well as a Resource page and an Emergency page for emergency contact numbers, webs addresses etc.  I have also put in if the service is available 24 hours.  I had to ring a mental health helpline once for someone we were concerned about only to find that you can’t have a crisis out of working hours or at a weekend – not a lot of use!!

We are also pushing forward getting cooperation and collaboration from other like minded local and national groups.

Naren Naik – our founder – wins Indian Man of the Year Award

Naren Naik, founder and trustee for the local Leicester charity, BEC, was awarded Indian Man of the Year at the glittering British India Awards ceremony on Wednesday 11th July 2018 held at the St Johns Hotel, Solihull.

This annual national award ceremony was attended by many of the most influential leaders in the British Indian community and provides validation for what Naren has achieved in his quest to help those less able.  The fact he won among such stiff competition demonstrates the appreciation and admiration of not only the judges but all his supporters.

Naren himself the parent of an autistic child who at the age of 32 is still unable to find a job, which is his ultimate dream. Naren shares his son’s dream and is frustrated that he has been unable to help.  He claims it is simply unacceptable that 95% of such people are unable to find meaningful employment and his mission is to make a serious dent in this number.

It is estimated as many as 15,000 people across Leicestershire may be living with autistic spectrum conditions which has affected many famous people including Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein & Vladimir Putin.

It is a case of identifying the hidden gem in these exceptional individuals and maximising their talents.  The Israeli army has Unit 9900 solely staffed by those in the autistic spectrum whose attention to minute detail allows them to study aerial reconnaissance photographs with greater accuracy.

BEC, the British Enhancement Centre, was founded with the mission to work with partners in industry, health, local authorities, education and charities to find, develop and maximise the hidden gem.  These will be One Stop Centres with capacity for a thousand people, their families, other agencies and charities.

Rutland half marathon 16th September

Who’s joining Annie for the Rutland Half Marathon on 16th September in aid of BEC around the beautiful Rutland Water? PM me for details

We’ve been in contact with the organisers and we can have our own group coordinated and looked after over the course by Annie.  For details of the marathon, this is a link to the organiser’s site but if you want to book, do it through us as we will try to get a group discount.