Having worked for an organisation, for the last 9 years, who are at the forefront of doing things differently and supporting people to live good lives, I understand the need out there among the community.
For that reason, Advonet is an additional passion of mine, as it gives voice to people who otherwise may not be heard. The people at Advonet are truly some of the most dedicated and dogged I have ever come across, and the service the organisation provides in the city of Leeds is invaluable.
I am also a member of Amnesty International Leeds. In Iran I grew to feel very strongly in equality of all, regardless of culture, nationality, faith, gender or ability. It was a code I took with me into my professional work and well as socially. This ethic remains as strong today. I always try to live and work with compassion, understanding and empathy.