SCLT Scoop Regional NFU Country Crime Fighter Award and National Runner-Up Trophies
Now in it's 3rd year, the NFU Country Crime Fighters Awards are held annually to identify and celebrate work of individuals and groups involved in rural safety initiatives: -
A comment from Richard Percy, Chairman of NFU Mutual
“As the UK's leading rural insurer and part of the fabric of country life, we have a responsibility to offer continued support to rural communities in their on-going fight against crime.
"To celebrate the resourceful, inventive, yet often unrecognised individuals and communities who take an active stance against rural crime, we are proud to launch the NFU Mutual Country Crime Fighters Awards 2014, now in its third year.
"Be it a member of the public, anti-crime group, local policeman or one of our own Agents, this competition aims to celebrate and reward fantastic examples of crime prevention activity taking place in the countryside.
"I cannot wait to uncover the UK’s unsung rural heroes.”
On Thursday 9th October 2014, Mr Roger Ibrahim, a member of the Senior Citizen Liaison Team trustee committee, travelled to the ceremony venue in London and was delighted to be called to the stage to receive the NFU Country Crime Fighter Award for the South West Region and again later in the ceremony to accept the National Runner-Up trophy, he said;
"It has been a very humbling experience to receive these wonderful trophies and the accolades that they represent on behalf of the SCLT family of volunteers. We have expanded our efforts over the last 2-years and hope to do so again in the coming year, so that even more vulnerable, older adults may benefit from our senior safety education service"
"Of course, it would be totally remiss if I did not mention the many people and groups who support the SCLT and allow our volunteers to carry out their valuable work in the community. We are indebted to our sponsors such as the Ahmadiyyan Muslim Association and Police and Crime Commissioner of Avon and Somerset Constabulary who have generous funded our efforts"
SCLT Trustee, Roger Ibrahim (centre) accepts the NFU trophy from UK Rural Crime Portfolio Lead Officer, Mr Simon Prince (right) - Chief Constable of Dyfed-Powys Police