Here we take a closer link at the Public Service Award finalists at Fusion 2017.
The Fusion awards will take place on Saturday 13 May at King George's Hall, Blackburn.

Dr Rehana Master
Dr Rehana Master, a full time GP, volunteers within local communities and aims to raise aspirations of young people.
As well as working six days a week and being a mother to two children, she is also Chief Welfare Officer and Head of Health Services at Abu Hanifah Foundation (AHF).
In her voluntary role, Dr Master uses her medical knowledge to develop healthy snack menus and every week she personally sources over 1200 portions of fruit, vegetables and baked products to utilise in the menus. 
In addition, Dr Master leads AHF Health, organising and personally delivering dozens of events, conferences, exhibitions and workshops which have benefited thousands of men and women of all ages and backgrounds. 
She also an AHF scouts parent volunteer, a fund raiser, a publicist and assists with interior design, building maintenance and cleaning on a regular basis.

Naz Zaman

Naz Zaman has worked in the voluntary sector for the past decade and helped to launch a series of innovative projects and campaigns.
She has held a number of roles including Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor and Community Development Officer. She is presently the Chief Officer of the Lancashire BME Network.
In 2016 she was appointed on the board of Healthwatch Lancashire, an organisation which looks to significantly influence change within the health and social care system.
At the Lancashire BME Network (LBN) she has helped to launch and manage a number of projects tackling Child Sexual Exploitation and creating more awareness of Cancer. She helped to organise an anti-terrorism conference (Not In Our Name) and a heritage based project, ‘Yaadein,’ which looked to engage with first generation Asian women.
Through her volunteering roles Naz has been a magistrate and is a lay member for equality and inclusion at the East Lancashire Clinical Commission Group.

Sherish Aslam
Sherish Aslam is a passionate advocate for all those afflicted with domestic violence, especially within the Asian community.
Sherish has spent the last seven years working with Preston and Chorley domestic violence services. 
Her work includes helping victims understand and overcome the fear of abuse, assisting victims with understanding the mental and physical abuse they have been suffering and simply acting like a friend to those who are most in need of one. 
She has worked closely with local mosques and Imams to raise awareness of these issues within the Asian and BME communities. In addition to this she developed programmes for LGBT male victims.
Sherish is currently working with Manchester Relate as a domestic abuse assessment and referral worker to look at the motivation to change behaviour in men and women. 

Sister Lynne Bromley
Sister Lynne Bromley works with Bolton’s south Asian, black and minority ethnic populations to highlight the dangers of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Lynne has spearheaded a pioneering health scheme that aims to reduce dramatic rates of diabetes among the South Asian community. The project won a national award.
Through the Mandalay Medical Centre in Astley Bridge, the scheme aims to recruit community champions in Bolton to work with schools and the Bolton Council of Mosques to spread the word about managing the illness.
Lynne is a Queen’s Nurse and specialist practitioner for nearly 24 years at a GP practice in Bolton where she is the diabetes and cardiovascular lead. 
To date, they have held several successful champion training sessions and have trained approximately 40 champions who are actively providing health awareness sessions in the heart of these at risk communities.