A WOMAN who has dedicated her life to helping the homeless, struggling families and ethnic minorities has been nominated for a Your Champions Award.
Sebnem Williams, of Hightown, is a driving force behind the Salvation Army and ARK Community Centre in Wrexham.
Mum of one to Alexander, eight, Sebnem is unique in that she is a Muslim, serving with the Salvation Army.
She strives to build a supportive community by bringing together people from varying backgrounds, cultures and faiths to meet and work together.
Sebnem’s many volunteering roles include working and supporting the Feeding of the Roofless Project, a voluntary interpreter for the Wrexham Refugees and Asylum Seekers’ Support Group and volunteer chef and helper for the Over 60’s Good Company and Luncheon Club.
She helps with the Christmas Present and Food Hamper Appeals and also with the charities Family Friends five-11’s, HomeStart UK, Women’s Aid, BAWSO and other community groups using the ARK Community centre.
Sebnem was nominated by Allyson Smiga, community manager of the Salvation Army and ARK Community Centre.
Allyson said: “Sebnem is an inspiration to others through her selfless dedication. She has experienced many hardships in her life, despite this she has a cheerful disposition and uncomplaining attitude and has a great desire to help others. “Without her the Salvation Army and ARK Community Centre would find it difficult to carry out our service to the community. She is very special indeed.”