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Empowering the community

603. Karyne Tazi

Karyne Tazi, from Wolverhampton, set up ‘The Women & Families Resource Centre’ ten years ago.

The Women & Families Resource Centre works to be a place where every woman feels empowered to find her inner strength, and becomes capable of achieving her goals and dreams. Karyne oversees a range of services designed to bring diverse communities together including discussion groups, socials, advice surgeries and a befriending scheme.

In a personal letter to Karyne, Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“Your work with the Women and Families Resource Centre in Wolverhampton is bringing communities together by empowering women and supporting families”.

Karyne said:

“I am extremely humbled and delighted to receive the Points of Light award from our very own Prime Minister. It is such an honour! Here at The Women & Families Resource Centre, we are very passionate about being a source of strength and support to disadvantaged women and families in times of crisis and challenges.  I am a strong believer of the saying that ‘No man is an island’.  At some point in everyone’s life, someone must have spared their time, effort, money or resources to give us help, a listening ear or support when we needed it the most.

Therefore, every single person here on earth deserves to be loved and supported. I accept this award on behalf of all the amazing people, businesses, organisations and volunteers who have given up their time at one point or another to bring light into someone else’s darkest hour or show them that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

My sincere thanks to the Prime Minister, for this recognition, encouragement and the opportunity to raise more awareness on the work we do. It means the world to me.”

The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.

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