Harlesden volunteer wins award for his work in the community

PUBLISHED: 14:33 12 February 2014 | UPDATED: 14:33 12 February 2014

Mustafa Badru has won a Halifax Giving Extra Award (Pic credit: Edition 2014©)

Mustafa Badru has won a Halifax Giving Extra Award (Pic credit: Edition 2014©)


A volunteer who dedicates his time to helping young people tackle drugs and crime in Harlesden has scooped an award.

Mustafa Badru is a winner of the Halifax Giving Extra Awards for his work at the Ummah Community Centre in the High Street.

Mr Badru was nominated by his friend Abdul Swaleh. He has managed to engage directly with youths in Harlesden, enabling them to turn their lives around through a variety of projects. One of his schemes was for former prisoners and local police representatives to give talks to young people.

He said: “I am very pleased to have won an award. Having this recognition reassures me that I am making a difference to the lives of young people in my community.”

Mr Badru, one of 67 winners London, has won vouchers worth £250.

He will now have the chance to become one of seven regional winners who will go on to the UK finals.

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