Mohammed Sarwar invited to The House of Lords

Date published: 01 December 2017

Mohammed Sarwar, CEO of Centre of Wellbeing, Training & Culture (CWTC), was formerly invited as a guest by The Baroness Carter of Yarnbury at The House of Lords, for a reception on Wednesday 29 November.

The reception, organised by Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd, was to celebrate the life-changing impact of The National Lottery and hear about the amazing projects that have been made possible through National Lottery funding.

Mr Sarwar had the pleasure of meeting the senior team for Camelot UK Lotteries, Ore Oduba, TV radio sports personality and renowned British actor Eddie Redmayne. Also present at the event was Liz McInnes, MP for Heywood and Middleton, who helped meet other dignitaries

The Baroness Carter said that Camelot UK Lotteries has raised £37 billion for causes in the UK, which has been distributed to community groups across the country, working to reduce inequalities, improve health and wellbeing, and benefit community environments.

Camelot showed a short film to highlight some of the issues and provide guests the opportunity to see how film, arts and the media can be used to change lives.

Mr Sarwar said: “It was very inspiring to see role models such as Eddie Redmayne and Ore Oduba, who encouraged community groups and young people to use film, art and sports to make a real difference to people’s lives and achieve high standards of work.

“Liz McInnes MP was pleased to see my attendance at the event and represent the Borough of Rochdale. We felt it would be good to invite Eddie Redmayne to our town, to see the amazing work our community do and meet the work of Rochdale Borough Cultural Network.”

Do you have a story for us?

Let us know by emailing
All contact will be treated in confidence.

To contact the Rochdale Online news desk, email or visit our news submission page.

To get the latest news on your desktop or mobile, follow Rochdale Online on Twitter and Facebook.