Ambassador recognised at awards for making a difference in the community

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Hate Crime Ambassador, Faith Watson was nominated for her abiding contribution and commitments to protect victims of hate crime in the Harlow Community, on the 28th November 2017.

‘I was runner-up in the Police Support Volunteer category at the Home Office Lord Ferrers Award.’ Faith said.

Faith added: ‘It was an amazing experience to be selected from over 600 nominations. I met some amazing people and felt very humbled, it was something that I will never forget.’

‘I think it’s brilliant that the Lord Ferrers Awards recognise the contribution police volunteers make to policing.’ Faith said.

‘Faith was nominated for her contribution and commitment to the Harlow Incident Reporting Centres Project. It’s very humbling that the hard work and commitment of one of Harlow Council’s Community Safety Officers has been recognised at a national awards ceremony.’ Councillor Emma Toal said.

Councillor Emma Toal added: ‘We are very proud of Faith and what she has achieved. She is one of many hard working officers we have in the Council, who work with other organisations to make a difference to others.’

The Stop The Hate partnership, which is a cause fighting against Hate Crime, tweeted: ‘Well done Faith, keep up the great work.’

The Lord Ferrers Awards recognises exceptional work that volunteers dedicate to the police forces such as, enhancing the effectiveness of policing, making a significant and sustained contribution to policing and demonstrating making a positive change in the community.

 

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