A DEDICATED volunteer who has supported charities in the region for over 30 years has been named as the latest winner of a campaign that celebrates the community’s kindness.
Muna Chauhan, who has given back to local and national causes for more than three decades through voluntary work and fund-raising, has been recognised by Wright Hassall’s 175 Acts of Kindness campaign.
The law firm, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, has been asking the public to nominate members of the community who have gone above and beyond to support others.
A monthly winner is then selected by staff to receive a £175 donation to be given to a charity of the winner’s choosing.
Muna combines a wide range of voluntary work with her role as development coordinator at Safeline, a charity which works to prevent sexual abuse and support those affected.
She works to raise funds and awareness to support men, women and children who are victims of or are vulnerable to sexual abuse in Stratford, Warwick and Leamington.
The funds donated by Wright Hassall equate to roughly five hours of child counselling as part of Safeline’s national support network.
Muna said: “The funds will make a real difference to the life of a child who is being supported by Safeline, so I am extremely grateful for the nomination and for being selected.
“The 175 Acts of Kindness campaign has come at a crucial time for local charities who have not been able to get out and fundraise as they normally would, and will make a huge difference in raising their profile.”
Muna has worked extensively with Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, and is a voluntary trustee for Ekta-Unity, which promotes better health and wellbeing for older people from ethnically diverse communities.
Muna also represents the Hindu community in Coventry and Warwickshire as part of Near Neighbours, a charity which helps to build relationships within and across local communities, and gives up her time to volunteer for Langar Aid, serving food and lending an ear to people who are homeless in the Coventry and Warwickshire area.
Robert Lee, Corporate Partner at Wright Hassall, said: “Muna has shown an astonishing commitment to voluntary work, focussed primarily in Coventry and Warwickshire but also supporting national and international causes.
“She is a very popular and respected figure in the volunteering community, and I hope that this award goes some way to revealing her incredible work to people in the local area – and might inspire others to give back to their communities by volunteering where they can, including at the charities we have highlighted over the last year.”