Pushpa Gurung, who works for Rushmoor Citizens Advice Bureau and lives in Aldershot, received the award from the Non-Resident Nepali Association UK, at a celebration event at Court Moor School, in Fleet, on the 104th International Womens’ Day recently.
Pushpa, who also volunteers for Gurkha/Nepali Communtiy Radio BGWS, said: “I am pleased to be named as the Non-Resident Nepali Lady of the Year for my domestic abuse work”.
Alex Hughes, of Rushmoor CAB, said: “This is a very well-deserved award for Pushpa and we congratulate her on it. Pushpa’s domestic abuse work is funded through the Gurkha Integration Fund, and we are very proud of her work and the recognition that she has now achieved for it.”
Karen Evans, of the North East Hampshire Domestic Abuse Forum, said: “This is a wonderful achievement for Pushpa and demonstrates the impact she is having in the community. Anyone can suffer domestic abuse, and it is vital that victims from all communities know how to seek help and support from people like Pushpa.”
Anyone experiencing domestic abuse can seek local support at www.safernh.co.uk
In an emergency, call 999.