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FIVE INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN WIN THE ALICE DRIVER AWARD
TUESDAY 10TH MARCH 2020
READING COUNCIL CHAMBERS, READING

 

On Tuesday evening, Reading City of Sanctuary and Reading Refugee Support Group marked International Women’s Day by awarding five local women The Alice Driver Award.
It was a poignant evening remembering Alice Driver, an incredible young woman who spent years fighting for the rights of Refugees and the LGBTQ+ community while battling terminal illness.
The Awards were a celebration of Alice’s lasting memory and were given to five women who are all equally inspirational:
• Alice Mpofu-Coles (Reading City of Sanctuary)
• Layla (An 11 year old Syrian Refugee)
• Lorraine Briffit (Connect Reading)
• Shaheen Kausar (Reading Community Learning Centre)
• Victoria Robertson (Kaleidoscopic UK)

The winners each told the story of their personal journey, which were each incredibly powerful, before being presented their Award by The High Sheriff of the Royal County of Berkshire, Lucy Zeal. There were some tears and laughter, as well as flowers and cake.
Everyone in attendance was left humbled and determined to continue fighting to help the most vulnerable groups in our community.