Spotlight on CCG Members:- Ishwer Tailor MBE JP DL.
Feb, 5 2022
Never before have we felt so serious about our health than when the pandemic began almost two years ago. It’s striking also to recognise that a lot of racial groups were significantly more prone to becoming unwell with COVID-19.
This month’s ‘Spotlight on CCG Members’ is closely associated with our health and wellbeing as we’ll discover more about Preston based Ishwer Tailor MBE JP DL.
Prior to his involvement with health related pursuits, Ishwer served as a magistrate for over 2 decades. During this time he became a prominent member of the board of Preston Racial Equality Council. His current post is secretary of the Lancashire Black and Minority Ethnic Pact (BME) an umbrella organisation for voluntary groups in Lancashire.
His philanthropic work has continued as a steering group member for The National Forum for Health and Well-being (Health Mela Network). The Health Mela’s are now an established annual event that takes place at UCLAN which kindly encourages the public to get active with regular health tests taken on the day. It’s a fun filled event featuring music, dance and food with stalls on site to get involved in. This event has given Ishwer the prestigious title of Honorary Fellow of the University of Central Lancashire.
His other noteworthy titles include:-
- Awarded the MBE for work in Race Relations in 2003
- President of the Hindu Forum of Britain – 2004-2008.
Ishwer’s previous role found him as a board member of the Inner Cities Religious Council, an organisation facilitated by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, to advise on regeneration and economic issues within inner cities.
This is an individual who has fought tirelessly for the good of others in helping their health and well being. We can learn so much about longevity and dedication to inspire people now and for future generations.
^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger