THE life of Tashan Daniel and his love of sports was celebrated as Hillingdon Council unveiled a plaque in his memory.  

Tashan’s family, friends and previous Tashan Daniel Award winners were at Hillingdon Athletics Stadium, where Tashan spent a lot of time training as a promising sprinter. 

The plaque features a ceramic photo of Tashan,with words chosen by his family. It is now placed inside the stadium.

Chandy Daniel, spoke about his son Tashan’s life and how proud his family and friends are of his legacy - and how it is helping to inspire young people to excel in sports, education and arts.

The Tashan Daniel awards scheme aims to help young Hillingdon residents through a bursary of up to £2,000.  

Last year’s award winners also received certificates presented by Cllr Susan O’Brien and Tashan’s sister, Oceana. 

They included Ryan Carstairs, 15 who swims for the Deaf Olympics; Asmaa Abdirahman, 14 who is inspiring Muslim girls into athletics; Matthew Pledge, 20 who is now a hockey coach; Ellie Riley, 19 who is developing her skills in art; Abdirahim Hamud, 16 the current Middlesex cross country champion; and Sophie Harper, 16, a role model in gymnastics. 

Ryan, Abdirahim and Sophie attended in person.  

Tashan Daniel, aged 20, from Hillingdon, lost his life in an unprovoked attack at Hillingdon Underground station in 2019.