Residents awarded for making a difference to Sheffield communities

Sheffield TUC Community Recognition Awards
Sheffield TUC Community Recognition Awards

People who have made real differences to their communities have been honoured at an awards ceremony.

More than 300 people attended The Sheffield Trade Union Council’s community recognition awards ceremony, hosted by The Pakistan Muslim Centre, in Attercliffe.

Awards were given out to people who had made a big difference to communities.

Among the recipients were Darnall resident Richard Hargate, who was presented with an award for the neighbourly support he provides, and mum Nasima Akhtar, of Tinsley, who was recognised for her inspirational volunteering and her work in empowering local women.

A posthumous lifetime achievement award was given to Fazal Hussain, who played a major role in establishing the Pakistan Community Centre, in Fir Vale.

Bob Jeffery, president of Sheffield Trade Council, said: “These unique individuals whose achievements we are celebrating are the people that make a difference to everyone’s lives. I’m honoured that the Trade Union Council has showcased the rich talents of the people of this city and county.”

Dignitaries at the event included The Bishop of Sheffield David Croft, the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire David Moody and the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Coun Peter Rippon.

Muhammed Ali, chairman of the Pakistan Muslim Centre, said: “I salute Sheffield TUC for endorsing the achievements of those individuals who have contributed so much to society, and I’m equally honoured that once again the Pakistan Muslim Centre has hosted, organised and facilitated a unique initiative.”