Nadia Rashid, chairman of North Worcestershire Hate Incident Partnership, collected the Muslim in the Community Award at a recent glamorous black tie event in the city of Bradford.
Nadia collected the award for organising the Hate Crime Awareness Conference, which was held in Bromsgrove at the end of last year.
Speakers at the conference included business woman and 2017 “The Apprentice” candidate Bushra Shaikh and local Paralympian Claire Cashmore, MBE who both shared their own experiences of hate crime and harassment on the road to success, with a 100 strong audience from across Redditch, Bromsgrove and Wyre Forest.
On collecting the award Nadia said: “I am so proud that we won. The event that we organised was a really positive initiative to help bring together different communities across North Worcestershire.
“It was a chance to celebrate perceived differences and break down the barriers associated with them and also to offer support to local communities in reporting any hate incidents so that they don’t feel they have to suffer in silence.”
The award was held to recognise a wide range of achievements from outstanding Muslim individuals across the UK who positively impact business, charity, sport, arts, culture, religious advocacy, education and medicine among others, and simultaneously and unknowingly battle negative stereotypes every day
The North Worcestershire Hate Incident Partnership is made up of representatives from a number of statutory, voluntary and community organisations.