Solihull celebrates its outstanding citizens at Civic Honours Awards - The Solihull Observer

Solihull celebrates its outstanding citizens at Civic Honours Awards

SOLIHULL Council celebrates the boroughs most outstanding citizens at the annual Civic Honours Awards.

From April-June, the public were able to nominate an individual or group for their work in the community.

There were seven categories, with eleven awards given out in total.

The event was a great success, with council representatives, including Councillor Ian Courts, Leader of the Council, and the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mrs Diana Holl-Allen MBE in attendance.

The Mayor said: “It was an excellent opportunity to reward such well-deserving people, who work hard to help their community.

“I’m proud to represent such kind, generous residents who truly care about the people around them.

“Congratulations to all the winners and enjoy your moment to shine”.


Cathy Stoll won the award for Individual Community Involvement with her role as chair of the Solihull Shopmobility charity.

Solihull Shopmobility offers people with disabilities a free service to help them access shops and facilities.

Doreen Brayley also won the Individual Community Involvement Award for her fund-raising efforts over 36 years.

She has raised over £42,000 for charities including Birmingham Dogs Home, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Heartlands Neo-natal unit, where Doreen’s fundraising has helped supply essential medical equipment.

B37 Updates and Berkswell and Balsall Common Luncheon Club took home the Group Community Involvement Award for updating the community about crime issues, fundraising opportunities, and community events.

The Community Environment Award was won by Friends of Langley Hall Park, who look after the only public park in Olton and Norman Pritchett, who volunteers in Marston Green.

Ryan Hulance is an 11-year-old Solihull resident and with his own passion and innovation, he has decided to tackle both environmental issues and food poverty.

For his environmental work, Ryan won the Inspirational Young Person Award,

Noah Anderson, a mentor at the Carers Trust, has won the  Making a difference for Young Person Award.

Betty Trow has been supporting Solihull Gymnastic Club for 50 years and has won the Sport Award for her contribution to club.

Dele Adebola, the retired professional football player, won the Mayor’s Award for his voluntary work in the borough.

Vstreet have won the Creative Arts Award, for their work bringing Solihull’s history to a new audience via the use of 3D and virtual reality (VR) technology.

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