30 June 2016

Independent charity Crimestoppers has a new addition to the volunteer committee in Nottinghamshire after appointing neighbouring Chair from Leicestershire, Romail Gulzar.

Romail, Chair of the Leicestershire and Rutland Crimestoppers Volunteer Committee, has been announced as the new interim Chair of the charity's Nottinghamshire region.

A volunteer with Crimestoppers for over four years and chair of the Leicestershire Chair for over a year, Romail has had great success in generating publicity and funds for the charity. The new appointment will see him build on his achievements in the Leicestershire area and look to engage with local people.

He said: "I am privileged to have been appointed interim Chair of Nottinghamshire Crimestoppers and will apply the same commitment and enthusiasm that I carry for the Leicestershire branch.

"I want to lead a group of people that share my vision to diminish crime, to build a safe environment for residents, local people, and businesses."  Romail is also the Managing Editor of Pukaar News UK and a Broadcast Journalist and sees the Media as playing a crucial role in Crimestoppers' achievements.

He added: "As an independent charity, Crimestoppers relies heavily on its volunteers and public funding. Without them, its contributions towards a safer society would not be possible.

"The media plays a crucial role in generating publicity, both for the charity itself and the fundraising activities that aid its running. My background allows me to identify and make the most of key opportunities to recruit volunteers, raise awareness of the organisation and generate funds."  

Crimestoppers, an independent UK crime fighting charity, is the only organisation to offer guaranteed anonymity.

A 24/7 anonymous phone number, 0800 555 111, and an 'Anonymous Online Form', Crimestoppers-uk.org, allows the public to pass on key information without revealing personal details. The charity works closely with the public, the police and the media in the prevention of crime.