Crime Commissioner celebrates International Women’s Day

Posted on - 7th March, 2014 - 6:11pm | Author - | Posted in - People, Preston News

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Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner presented certificates to women who are helping to reduce crime in their communities, combat hate crime and support victims .

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

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All the women were presented with a certificate by Clive recognising them as an “Inspirational Woman in recognition of their work making Lancashire communities safer through the Community Action Fund.”

Joined by Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner Saima Afzal MBE, the event was an opportunity to celebrate the difference women are making in communities across Lancashire.

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.  I was delighted to be able to recognise some of those, and it was wonderful to hear about the work being undertaken by the women who attended.”

Among the women recognised at Thursday’s event were Valerie Wise, Chief Executive of Preston Domestic Violence Services and Nafysa Adam, director of The Preston based H8crimehub.

Image courtesy of Office of the PCC for Lancashire.

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