24 February 2015
Proud moment for Mental Health Act Volunteer
One of the Trust's Mental Health Act volunteers been recognised
for her tireless work
standing up for ethnic women in Swindon.
Veteran community volunteer Nazma Ramruttun, has been honoured
with the MTM Empowering Women accolade by influential magazine
The former chair of Swindon Asian Women's Association, now has a
wide range of roles including chairing Mental Health Act hearings,
Voluntary Action Swindon and being a member of Healthwatch. Nazma
has also worked with the Broadgreen Organisation for Neighbourhood
Development and the Women's Equality Coalition. In the late 1980s,
she founded Madina House, the collective name for two care homes
which helped people with mental health issues and learning
disabilities to lead full lives in the community.
Receiving her prestigious award last December at Bristol's
Marriott Hotel, Nazma said. ""I would like to thank everyone who
voted for me." She adds, "There's a reward with volunteering. If
somebody is smiling because you've done a little something for
them, that's a big, big reward."