AN INSPIRATIONAL woman who works for a Bromsgrove-based foster company has been nominated for a prestigious national award.
Fostering service manager Kulvinder Kaur Sahota, from Foster Care Associates (FCA), has been put forward for the Asian Women of Achievement Award in recognition of her social and humanitarian work throughout her career as well as her fund-raising achievements.
She will join a number of finalists at a special awards ceremony in London on May 19.
The shortlist for this year’s awards will be made up of the likes of a national TV star, a global best-selling author, the niece of Jimmy Choo and the first Asian woman to win MasterChef.
Since qualifying as a social worker in 1994 Kulvinder has raised thousands of pounds for many causes over the years.
She has slept rough in the winter to highlight homelessness and most recently climbed Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the Rees Foundation, which provides help for people with experiences of care.
The Asian Women of Achievement Awards was co-founded by Pinky Lilani OBE in 1999 with the aim of celebrating the often unsung Asian heroines of British life.
Such women make a huge contribution in fields as diverse as business, entrepreneurship and social and humanitarian work.
Kulvinder was nominated for the award by Jan Rees – the founder of the Rees Foundation.
Jan said Kulvinder was a very important supporter of their cause and she had worked tirelessly to fund-raise for them.
She added she had made an enormous commitment in joining their team to trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and far exceeded her fund-raising target.
“It’s not just her success at raising funds – it is the way she does it – inspiring others and raising awareness for important causes along the way.
“During the Kilimanjaro trek, she was a supportive member of the group.
“Her excellent sense of humour and at times frank approach gave us all reason to smile, laugh and think carefully about the challenge we faced together.”
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