Safiya Saeed wins Inspirational Individual of the Year award

Safiya with Yorkshire Choice Award.


Congratulations are in order for local Burngreave resident Safiya Saeed, the founder of Reach Up and councillor for Burngreave, who has won and collected the Yorkshire Choice Awards Inspirational Individual of the Year Award at the ceremony held on Friday 6th May 2022.

Sharing the news on social media, Safiya said:

“Nominated and won the Yorkshire Choice Awards 2022. Inspirational Individual of the Year.

“It’s one thing to be British, it’s another to feel like a real Yorkshire Lass. Today I did. I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me. I am humbled and I have a list of people that inspire me daily.

“It was a very competitive award, to inspire, to lead and connect emotionally to ones who are struggling.


Award winner Safiya is also the writer of “Kulan Riwaayad”, Sheffield’s first Somali Play, showing at the ISRAAC community centre on WEDNESDAY 25th May.

“Four young people meet by chance at an airport, as one pair set off to Somalia and the other enter the UK for the first time. What advice can they offer each other on staying true to themselves, and growing as part of another culture?”

Doors open 7pm. Tickets £10 on the door or reserve at or call Safiya on 07473 527 520

At ISRAAC Centre, Cemetry Road , Sheffield, S11 8FP.

More details at

Kulan poster

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