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Recognition of Lancashire’s leading women by police commissioner

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw

Inspirational women who are helping to reduce crime in their communities, combat hate crime and support victims have been honoured by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Clive Grunshaw marked International Women’s Day by presenting Inspiring Woman awards, singling out those women who have successfully been granted funding for their organisations through the Community Action Fund.

Mr Grunshaw said: “This year’s International Women’s Day is all about Inspiring Change, and all the women I have recognised are certainly doing that in their communities and organisations.

“They are women who make a real difference, lead innovative projects and give up their time to ensure other people have better opportunities in life.

“They are all to be admired, and it is only right they should be recognised.

“International Women’s Day is all about celebrating the different achievements of women, and here in Lancashire there is no shortage of things to shout about.”

The women who were recognised at Thursday’s event, also attended by Assistant PCC Saima Afzal were:

- Jillian Martins and Julie White, volunteers at the Fraser St Project, Burnley

- Angela Harrison, manager at Longridge Community Gym

- Valerie Wise, chief executive of Preston Domestic Violence Services

- Mina Gandhi and Yasmin Shakir, trustees, Disability Equality North West

- Nafysa Adam, director of The H8crimehub based in Preston

- Zed Ali from Project BME, based in Oswaldtwistle

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