Singing the praises of Govanhill volunteer

Raza Sadiq (centre) with his award.
Raza Sadiq (centre) with his award.

A volunteer from Govanhill has been awarded the unsung hero accolade at this year’s Herald Society Awards.

Raza Sadiq is a founding member of Active Life Club, a project encouraging youngsters to take part in and promote sports.

He has dedicated his life to support others, build community relations and create young leaders to become active citizens. He works full-time as a career coach, helping youths to develop skills to succeed in training education and employment.

Raza said: “I am delighted to receive this high profile award and being amongst the inspiring people across Scotland at the awards night.

“It was a great win for all those who care about the society. I am very thankful to all young leaders, volunteers, family and partner organisations for ongoing support. We all have a role to play as people make society.”

Mr Sadiq is also on the finalist short list for Ethnic Minority Impact Award 2016 by CEMVO Scotland, with the winners annouced on Saturday (November 12).

This year has been very successful for Active Life Club, receiving British Ethnic Diversity Sports Award (BEDSA) in January this year.

Abdul Wahab, a young volunteer with the club, was a finalist for junior community champion for southside central and Omar Raza is finalist for the Art & Entertainment category for Ethnic Minority Impact Award.