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Published 5th August 2013

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

I am delighted to announce that Chase Against Crimes of Hate (CACH) has been shortlisted for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards 

 

CACH a local multi agency hate crime partnership covering Stafford and surrounding areas has been nominated for the Community Organisation Award Multi-Strand at The National Diversity Awards.

 

The ceremony celebrates some of the excellent and inspiring achievements of positive role models and community organisations from across the UK. The awards aim to recognise nominees in their respective fields of diversity including age, disability, gender, race, faith, religion and sexual orientation.

 

Chair of CACH Hifsa Haroon-Iqbal said ‘I am absolutely delighted to hear that CACH has been recognised by the National Diversity Awards. It is testament to the leadership and determination shown by all the partner agencies to tackle hate crime wherever and however it occurs. I would like to pay a special tribute to our Co-ordinator Anna McLauchlan. Anna has taken CACH to a new level and whilst this nomination recognises the dedication of everyone involved, the Executive acknowledge that these achievements are very much down to the hard work and commitment shown by Anna over the last 18 months’.

 

The National Diversity Awards, to be held at the Queens Hotel on September 20th, will honour the outstanding achievements of grass root communities who have contributed to making a more diverse and inclusive society.

 

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Leeds will play host to the prestigious black-tie event which has been sponsored by a growing list of top employers including Microsoft, Transport for London, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), Sky, MI5, The Co-operative Group, The Open University and the Financial Ombudsman Service amongst others.

The awards have gained a mass of celebrity support from the likes of Stephen Fry, paralympians Jody Cundy and Claire Harvey and singing sensation Misha B.

Misha Commented, “I’m Delighted to be a patron of The National Diversity Awards; A great opportunity to recognise and celebrate diversity in all its glory”

TV personality Brian Dowling will take to the stage once again to host the evening, along with British actress and CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell.

Brian said; ‘Last year was an amazing night filled with so many inspirational people, and it made a change to be at a national event that recognised the different variety of talent that the UK has to offer’

‘I look forward to witnessing what the 2013 ceremony will bring, but I know another fantastic array of role models and charities will be celebrated’

Veteran activist Peter Tatchell was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at last year’s ceremony, alongside Zita Holbourne, recognised for tirelessly fighting social and racial justice over the last 20 years.

Paul Sesay, founder of The NDA’s said; ‘Well done to all shortlisted nominees. We had an overwhelming amount of nominations this year and the standard has been exceptional.’

‘I know another fantastic spectacle of role models will be delivered and recognised this year’.

Winners will be announced at The National Diversity Awards 2013.                                                       

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