Andy has been chairman of the Bradford fundraising team for Cancer Research UK since 2011. His team helps to support anyone who is raising money for Cancer Research UK in the BD post code area It also works with businesses, groups, schools and colleges to collect donations and promote awareness of the disease. The team has raised nearly a quarter of million pounds since 2011. In January 2016, Andy received a British Citizens Award in recognition of his work.
Lauren was the winner of the Community Stars Award for fund-raising in 2015. Lauren took the brave step of shaving off all her long hair to raise money for the Little Princess Trust – and she donated the hair to the charity too.
She was nominated by Manzar Iqbal, who said: “We are really proud of what Lauren did and we believe Lauren’s story is very inspirational and it would be a great honour if Lauren was championed and supported to be a Bradford Community Star, as Lauren not only deserves it, but she’s also ‘worth it’.“
Lauren has been a member of Bradford Youth Service’s Shipley Youth Cafe for a number of years. She helps and supports disadvantaged young people, encouraging them to participate in various educational programmes all of which have had a positive impact on their lives.