Bottle: “moving and humbling” awards ceremony
TV Times art production editor Ian Bottle has scooped an international award for civic service and volunteering.
He was one of 15 winners of an Andrew Heiskell Community Service Award, presented annually by AOL Time Warner and open to staff working for its businesses across the world.
Bottle was chosen by the judges because of his long-term voluntary commitment to a variety of good causes, culminating most recently in a sponsored climb up Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust, which helps find bone marrow donors for patients who need transplants.
He has also helped raise money for Leukaemia Research, the British Heart Foundation and a variety of other causes.
Bottle is the first person outside the US to win an Andrew Heiskell Community Service Award and he travelled to New York for the awards ceremony last week.
He said: “The ceremony was an intense, moving and humbling experience. Meeting the other winners and hearing their extraordinary stories revealed just how many caring people there are within the company. It was also wonderful to appreciate the vastly differing ways they found to help and serve their respective communities. Altogether unforgettable.”
AOL Time Warner owns Time Inc, the company which owns IPC Media. The awards are named after Andrew Heiskell, a former chairman of Time Inc, the world’s largest consumer magazine publisher.