7/7 attack survivor to receive OBE

Published: Thursday 26th February 2015 by The News Editor

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A Muslim survivor of the 7/7 London bombings is to collect her OBE.

Sajda Mughal was a 22-year-old City high flier who was on her way to work when she got caught up in the July 2005 bombings.

Mrs Mughal then quit job as head of recruitment at an investment bank to work closely with her community, particularly women.

Mrs Mughal, of Wood Green, north London, was on her way to work when 19-year-old Germaine Lindsay detonated his bomb on a Piccadilly line train that was passing between King’s Cross and Russell Square. She was lucky to escape serious injury.

Now her achievements as director of the Jan Trust include an OBE for services to community cohesion and interfaith dialogue. She is collecting her award from the Prince of Wales at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace.

Help in tackling social, educational, training, employment, health and women’s rights issues are some of the services provided by the charity in the hope of promoting self confidence and integration along with building cultural harmony.

Rebecca Donnelly, a former world Thai boxing champion, of Bromley, south east London, collects an MBE for services to community sport through her charity Fight 4 Change.

More than 70 people are to receive their honours including Martin Binks, who has been the conductor of Leeds Symphony Orchestra since 1970. He is to collect his an MBE for services to music.

Published: Thursday 26th February 2015 by The News Editor

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