AKF volunteer, Mohammed Sheraz, received the prestigious ‘Point of Light’ award from the Prime Minister at Downing Street in recognition of his community work during the Boxing Day flooding.
As part of our flood relief efforts, Mohammed led a team of 100 volunteers to aid in the cleanup operation. This also included supporting the residents of Rochdale with food and blankets and ensuring they had access to gas and electricity.
Upon receiving the award, Mohammed praised the efforts of the volunteers saying: “I am humbled to receive this award. I would like to thank all the volunteers that gave up their time during the recent floods – they came together at a time of difficulty to help residents and vulnerable people to ensure that they were safe.???
Mohammed is now working with AKF to put together a flood relief strategy in order to prepare for any floods in the future.