MOHAMMED SADDIQUE, BCAv
Mohammed Saddique (Saddique as he is known) started volunteering for Victim Support in 1976 when he was a Bradford bus driver.
Bradford has a diverse ethnic community where many have English as a second language, therefore understanding the judicial system and completing forms can be a challenge. Saddique has been on-hand for 40 years offering faceto-face support, visiting victims of crime offering practical and emotional support. He has empathy with the community which enables him to be more effective in supporting victims when they need it most.
His provision of emotional support has allowed people to move beyond their experiences and has been a ‘profoundly helpful’ tool on their way to recovery.
He is a devoted family man, yet still for 40 years he has been dependable, cheerful and consistently committed. Despite illness over recent years and the changing demands on his time, his volunteering for Victim Support has been unwavering. In addition to helping over 1000 crime victims, Saddique has also been a volunteer school governor, volunteered for the British Red Cross, Meals on Wheels and also taught English, Arabic and Urdu from his home.
Nominated by: Emma Stafford