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Toynbee Hall trustee gets Community Honour
Published: 22 Jan 2014
On 26 November 2013, Anis Rahman OBE, a barrister and former trustee of Toynbee Hall has been presented with an honorary Doctor of Law degree by the University of Westminster. The
University conferred this honorary degree to recognise his services to diversity and the legal profession. Anis Rahman has indeed devoted much of his life to improving the quality of life for other people and has done a lot for our organisation.
Our Chief Executive, Graham Fisher says of him:
Anis was one of the pioneers who helped us set up the women only advice sessions at FLAC. This was in response to a need for it amongst the local Bangladeshi community in particular but today continues to help hundreds of women each year. anis has also been a real help this year with regards to fundraising".
It is extremely important that trustees get recognised for their commitment and the hard work they put in and ultimately the huge difference they make to the organisation and the lives of so many people in need".
We are very grateful for the support Anis Rahman has given to Toynbee Hall and the community in Tower Hamlets and beyond.
With cuts to legal aid, restrictions on public spending and steep rise in demand; our free advice services are under a huge amount of financial pressure. These services are vital to the local community and yet funding is becoming increasingly difficult to secure.