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It's a hat trick for Karen!

It's a hat trick for Karen!

3 July 2017

Clifton resident Karen Humble has just taken home her third award in a year for charitable efforts and community involvement.

47 year-old Karen received the Colin Smith Memorial Award at the East Midlands Tenant Participation Seminar in April. It follows her Tenant of the Year Award at the the Building Communities Awards in February this year, and her Nottingham City Homes Tenant of the Year award. 

Karen is over the moon that her efforts have once again been recognized. She says, “For me, it’s just what I do, but for the people of Clifton, who I support, I know it means a lot.

“I often think back to when I was an 18 year-old single mother trying to survive. I had some really tough times, but I was lucky enough to have the support of my family. Sadly not everyone is that lucky, and that’s what motivates me and keeps me going when times get busy and I’m running around like a headless chicken!”

Three years ago, Karen set up the Clifton Community Family Support Group, a charity that offers much-needed help and guidance to young people going through similar situations.

She added: “It’s so rewarding to be able to offer the support and guidance that these young people really need. I love all of the different projects I’m involved in around Clifton, such as the local food bank, the Flower Park group and our Tenants’ and Residents’ Association. It’s lovely to be acknowledged through winning another award like this. “

Nick Murphy, Chief Executive at Nottingham City Homes, said, “We’re all so proud of Karen for her achievements and for the awards she has won over the past year - the difference she makes day to day in her local community is incredible.

“Her whole life revolves around helping others and providing to young people the services that she missed out on herself. She’s involved in so many different projects, I don’t know what the community would do without her.”