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14th Jun, 2021

West Midlands PCC appeals for nominations for unsung heroes during the Covid-19 pandemic

Sarah Mason 24th Jan, 2021

NOMINATIONS are now open for the unsung heroes of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has begun his search for this year’s Outstanding Citizens Awards.

This year the awards will celebrate the unsung heroes of the region who selflessly supported others throughout the pandemic.

Nominations are now open to the public who can let the PCC know about someone or a group who are doing outstanding work to help others and show good citizenship.

They maybe a volunteer who has gone above and beyond to help vulnerable people in the community deal with the pandemic, a young person who has made an impact or a community organisation who have bought local people together to support the community.

There are four categories are: Volunteer Hero Award, Community Organisation Award, Key Worker Hero Award and Young Hero Award.

Launching the nominations, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson said: “These awards are a chance to say a big ‘thank you’ to those people in our region who have worked tirelessly to help the community to deal with the global emergency.

“Whether they are a volunteer, run an excellent project, or have stepped up to the plate when needed, I want to hear about them.

“Covid has had a devastating impact on the community and vulnerable people have been effected significantly. We have seen the best of humanity with people coming together to support our community to get through the significant challenge we faced.”

“These awards are a chance for us to thank those people.”

The awards ceremony will take place online this year.

Last year the Outstanding Citizens Awards were postponed, and winners will be celebrated the previous years winners at this ceremony.

Nominations are open until noon on February 25.

For more or to fill out a nomination form click here.

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