Bromley woman picks up top community award
PUBLISHED: 11:20 29 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:02 03 November 2015
Polly Harrar picked up the community spirit award at the GG2 awards last week
A Bromley woman received a community awardfor her work within the Asian community.
Polly Harrar, runs The Sharan Project, helping some of the most vulnerable women in society.
She was awarded the Community Spirit Award at the GG2 awards night on October 22.
Ms Harrar has worked for more than 20 years helping victims of honour abuse and forced marriages, setting up the Sharan Project in 2008.
She is a regular commentator on cultural and women’s issues in the south Asian community, and has even been invited to Buckingham Palace.
The award was part of the GG2 Leadership Awards, which works alongside the GG2 Power List.
Both the GG2 Power List and GG2 Leadership Awards aim to highlight and showcase ethnic talent and leadership within the UK.
Present at the ceremony was a diverse audience of high achievers and celebrities including music producer Naughty Boy and MPs Sajid Javid and Sadiq Khan.
Head of the Ministry of Justice, Michael Gove was also present.
He said: “It’s a pleasure to be here to celebrate the success of the British Asian community in so many walks of life and in so many ways, London is the most exciting city in the world because of its diversity.
“Britain is the fastest growing economy in the G7 because of its diversity. You can no more imagine Britain without the contribution of British Asian diversity than you can imagine a Victoria sponge without the jam or a Battenberg without marzipan.”