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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Local Women Nominated for Centenary Award

The nominees posing with the two ward councillors in front of the bust of Queen Victoria at the Town Hall
The six nominees from Darnall for the Women's Centenary Award, posing in front of the bust of Queen Victoria at the Town Hall with Councillor Mary Lea (far left) and Councillor Zahira Naz (to the right of the bust)
These are the six local women who were nominated by Councillors Mary Lea and Zahira Naz for the Centenary Women’s Award which was created to celebrate 100 years of women having the right to vote.

  1. Lindsay Boot and Jackie Naylor, both of Darnall and teaching assistants at Phillimore School, were nominated for collecting an impressive £250,000 to regenerate the nearby Phillimore Park
  2. Sylvia Hamilton was Chair of the Friends of High Hazels Park for many years and, as Chair of Darnall Forum, brought much needed European funding into Darnall.
  3. Halima Mohamed has been working with the African Women’s Health Group for nearly 20 years. She has encouraged local women to learn how to speak English. She has been empowering women to do things for themselves and supporting them to educate themselves by  improving skills and learning new skills. She has helped women improve their social and mental health by offering various skills and training. She has supported 100’s of women to increase their confidence through her advocacy work over the past 20 years. 
  4. Ferzana has been organising trips for women in Darnall and Tinsley for years. A lot of women would never an opportunity to travel to the beach or go shopping in Bradford, for lots of difference reasons ranging from low income to having no transport, but thanks to Ferzana hundreds of women and children every year get to travel to different places.
  5. Reema Al-khayat is very active within the Darnall community and has been involved in many different organisations and projects: 
  • Chevin Housing Association
  • Anti-Social Behaviour group, 
  • The regeneration group
  • Darnall Forum 
  • Volunteer at Handsworth Grange Community School 
  • Volunteer Arabic teacher at High Hazel Community Centre 
  • Volunteer at Darnall Well Being
  • Website Development Consultation

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