Shazhad Ahmed Athar from Sheffield has been nominated for Fundraiser of the Year at the 2014 Pride of Britain Awards.
Since moving to South Yorkshire five years ago he has worked with youngsters in the city to raise money for a number of worthy causes.
Grace Melody Gardner reports:
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A 39 year old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Police have released images of the suspect, who reportedly approached the woman in the city centre and punched her in the face.
It comes after an 'innocent' 12-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to his leg following a drive-by shooting in Sheffield.