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“I am always delighted to see books that record and honour the efforts of our parents’ generation in setting up home in Britain and bringing us up in strange and sometimes very difficult conditions. They were always willing to make sacrifices for us and as they take pride in our achievements we certainly are grateful for and humbled by their efforts. While my own upbringing was in London and mill towns like Burnley are ‘another country’ to me, these are the thoughts evoked for me by Sobia Malik’s painstaking, labour of love, ‘Our Work, Our Lives, Our Town: Burnley People, Pakistani Roots’.”

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Community Cohesion commendation for Jinnah!

Decades of work recognised at the 2014 Asian Image Fusion Awards at King George's Hall in Blackburn.

Mr M.R.Malik and the Jinnah team were commended for their community cohesion work locally. Mr Malik said, 'This was a pleasant surprise, as a local charity we have always tried to support the local community and build bridges. Our door is always open and we welcome anyone who wishes for assistance.'

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Burnley Labour Party All Women's Meeting

Jinnah Development Trust hosted the Women only Labour Party meeting coming up to the May Local Elections. Sobia Malik, Jinnah volunteer, was asked to chair the meeting and spoke of the decades of support given to minority ethnic families by Labour councillors in the Daneshouse ward as well as nationally with previous Labour governments.

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'Burnley People, Pakistani Roots'

'One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.'

For nearly thirty years, Jinnah Community Development Trust Ltd, a registered charity based in the Daneshouse ward of Burnley, has been serving the community - its many initiatives a record of a commitment to generations of local people.

Always looking for new opportunities to continue its work, Jinnah successfully bid for a heritage project from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The organisation is also beginning a peer mentoring programme with local ex-offenders to support their integration back into society. So it really is an exciting time for us.

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Lancashire Black & Minority Ethnic Pact Celebration Event June 2012'

Jinnah receive award at the Celebrations Event in June. Established in May 2003, Lancashire Black & Minority Ethnic Pact was formed to enable voluntary groups to come together to share best practice and to provide a voice for local BME Communities. Jinnah Development Trust's Mr Rafiq Malik is a board member and Chair of Lancs BME Human Resources group.

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Jinnah's Chair, Safdar Baig receiving award for best volunteer

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Mr Malik Board Member of Lancs BME far right

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