Nominate Solihull volunteers for awards that celebrate the history of the West Midlands - The Solihull Observer

Nominate Solihull volunteers for awards that celebrate the history of the West Midlands

Solihull Editorial 25th Mar, 2024   0

SOLIHULL volunteers are being encouraged to put themselves forward for special recognition as part of a new campaign celebrating the history of the West Midlands.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of the West Midlands county and the West Midlands Lieutenancy, the 50forWM50 campaign has been launched to recognise and thank volunteers across the region.

With nominations now open, the West Midlands Lieutenancy, supported by United by 2022 – the official charity of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – are inviting residents to take part and share the stories of inspirational volunteers who are making a real impact in the region including Solihull.

Alternatively, volunteers can nominate themselves or be nominated by others.

From these nominations, a dedicated judging panel will select 50 volunteers who will be invited to join the ‘Big Thank You Bash’ in June where a single volunteer will be chosen for their outstanding contribution to the region.

Professor Sir Nigel Thrift, lead of the Solihull Group of West Midlands Lieutenancy, said: “Solihull has a long tradition of volunteering and this initiative is an excellent way of celebrating the work of volunteers throughout the borough.

“We all know of those who give their time so willingly – whether it be supporting others, raising funds, being a good neighbour or helping those who are less fortunate. The 50forWM50 campaign is a great way to highlight the contribution that they make to society.”

Nominations close on April 17 and can be made here.



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