Colnbrook border force officer recognised in New Year Honours List
Colnbrook resident Sharan Ghuman has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list released today.
Sharan Ghuman of Myrtle Close, Colnbrook, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) in the New Year Honours List.
Sharan works for the Home Office as a Border Force Higher Officer, based at Heathrow. She has been awarded the MBE for services to the Safeguarding of Vulnerable People.
In January Sharan was a runner-up in The Civil Service Awards for volunteering for a number of good causes:
- As a trustee for UK Friends of Unique Home, Sharan provides education to local communities, both in the UK and India, about girl infanticide with the aim of changing historical cultural behaviours towards women. She has been involved in numerous fundraisers and social media campaigns and given television and radio interviews on the subject.
- She is also a board member of the Sikh Council UK Safeguarding Committee which has recently launched a brand new national initiative to encourage and assist all Sikh faith-based organisations in the UK to have Safeguarding policies in place.
- In addition, Sharan is a trustee for Aaisha’s Hope – a charity raising awareness and acceptance of autism in people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.
The Awards highlight the outstanding contribution that civil servants from across government have made to their local community, civil society and country.
In total 1,197 people have received an award in this year’s honours list across the entire country. Nearly three quarters have been honoured for undertaking outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity.