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“It brings me joy helping other people” – Manchester volunteer honoured as Coronation Champion

Mohammad Khairuzzaman, a dedicated volunteer from Manchester has been honoured as a Coronation Champion.

His extraordinary efforts to uplift his community through the charity he founded, Work for Smile UK, have caught the attention of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort, leading to his invitation to the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle last week.

This prestigious recognition is part of the official Coronation celebrations in collaboration with the Royal Voluntary Service, and it acknowledges Mohammad’s exceptional contribution to society.

Let’s delve into the inspiring story of this selfless individual who has made a profound impact on the lives of many.

Mohammad Khairuzzaman’s journey as a volunteer began in 2012 when he established Work for Smile UK in Bangladesh.

Following his relocation to Manchester in 2016, he brought his compassionate mission to the heart of the city.

As the founder of this remarkable charity, Mohammad coordinates a wide range of projects that foster community unity and support those in need.

His altruistic endeavors have garnered recognition not only in Manchester but across the entire North West region.

Among the 500 Coronation Champions selected nationwide, Mohammad stands out as an inspiration for his commitment to serving others.

At the forefront of Mohammad’s volunteer activities is his dedicated service in directing Work for Smile’s foodbank initiative.

Particularly since the outbreak of the pandemic, the demand for this vital service has surged.

Mohammad ensures that everyone who visits the foodbank receives not only essential provisions but also personalized consultations to identify and address any additional challenges they may be facing.

By connecting individuals with appropriate resources and support, he goes beyond immediate assistance, emphasizing the importance of holistic well-being.

Beyond the foodbank, Mohammad has actively participated in various local endeavors, demonstrating his unwavering dedication to his community.

He played an instrumental role in the Covid-19 Vaccination Drive, ensuring that as many people as possible received the lifesaving vaccine.

Additionally, he has distributed books to children affected by school closures, fostering a love for learning even in challenging circumstances.

Mohammad’s involvement in supporting refugees showcases his boundless compassion and commitment to standing up for those in need.

The Coronation Champions Awards, supported by Her Majesty The Queen Consort and the Royal Voluntary Service, were established to honor exceptional volunteers throughout the United Kingdom.

The judging panel was captivated by the impact of the nominees’ work, their inspiring stories, and their unwavering dedication to the spirit of volunteerism.

Mohammad’s selection as a Coronation Champion epitomizes the transformative influence he has had on his community, making him a shining example for others to follow.

As a recipient of the Coronation Champions Award, Mohammad Khairuzzaman has been extended an exclusive invitation to attend the Coronation Concert, a momentous event taking place at the grandeur of Windsor Castle.

This prestigious gathering will bring together all 500 Champions, who will be presented with a specially designed Coronation Champions pin and a certificate signed by Their Majesties as tokens of appreciation for their exceptional service.

Reflecting on his remarkable achievement, Mohammad humbly expressed his gratitude, saying, “It is an honor to become a Coronation Champion and be recognized for contributing to my local community.

“Volunteering brings me joy, knowing that I am making a positive difference in people’s lives.”

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