Lancashire Man Honoured Posthumously at Top Community Awards

Wednesday, 17 June, 2009

A Lancashire man has been awarded a posthumous Community Service Award at the prestigious Fusion Awards 2009, which celebrate unsung community heroes across the North West.

Mohammed Yasin Gorji, known as Yasin, died aged 31 earlier this year.

Raised in Lancashire, Yasin studied in Leicester and Preston before becoming a Police Community Link worker with Lancashire Constabulary, where his job saw him liaising with people from a number of different groups, helping develop genuine and sustainable relationships as well as fostering a better understanding of communities' needs from a policing perspective.

Yasin's award was presented by Andy Pratt of Lancashire Constabulary, who paid a moving tribute to Yasin, emphasizing how he "got out there and got people talking." Receiving the award on their brother's behalf were Raziya Patel and Yasmin Kaduji, who gave an emotional account of their brother, speaking about his support of young people in the community and how he "showed understanding to all".

The Fusion Awards were held at Blackburn's Ewood Park, with entertainment provided by the ImaginAsian dance troupe and Goodness Gracious Me star Kulvinder Ghir as well as a catwalk show featuring the latest Asian designs.

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