Victim Support’s longest-serving volunteer given Milestone award
Published: 29 May 2012
- 29 May 2012
Javed Khan presents a certificate to Mohammed Saddique. Accompanied by his friend and fellow volunteer, Mukthar
Mohammed Saddique from West Yorkshire was given a Milestone award from Victim Support today for giving his time and efforts as our volunteer for 35 years.
He first started volunteering for Victim Support in April 1976 and was given expert training to support victims of crimes such as burglary and car theft. He speaks Urdu, Hinko, Punjabi and Mirpuri so was able to use his language skills to reach victims from diverse communities who speak these languages.
Receiving his award at Hallam House in London, Mohammed said: “I am pleased to be receiving this award today and I am proud to be a part of Victim Support.”
Javed Khan, Chief Executive of Victim Support added: “It is people like Mohammed who make the life blood of Victim Support and I am delighted to be giving him this award today. He is truly an inspiration to us all.”
Mohammed was accompanied by friend and fellow volunteer Mukthar. After having lunch with Javed, they both went on to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace.