Walsall Council House (pic: Stuart Williams)

Calling Walsall’s unsung heroes!

Mayor of Walsall, Cllr Angela Underhill, and the Mace Bearers (pic Walsall Council)
Mayor of Walsall, Cllr Angela Underhill, and the Mace Bearers (pic Walsall Council)

A borough-wide call is being made by Walsall Council, who are on the lookout for exceptional individuals whose efforts make a real difference to the lives of other people, to be nominated for the twelfth Mayor of Walsall’s Civic Awards.

Held at Walsall’s Council House on Friday 29 April 2016, the ‘Doras’ as they are affectionately known, is a chance to recognise the unsung heroes of the borough and honour their achievements through these prestigious awards.

Mayor of Walsall, Councillor Angela Underhill said: “There are a great number of Walsall people who work tirelessly to make a difference in their communities and to the lives of the people around them, with no ulterior motive other than to help make other people’s lives better.

“The Civic Awards provide us with a chance to recognise and appreciate their hard work and dedication.

“These occasions are very special and offer the chance to put the spotlight on these very worthy individuals and to let them shine as they so richly deserve.

“We really want to hear from anyone who knows someone who deserves to be recognised because they’ve gone above and beyond to help their community.”

Last year’s winners included thirteen year old Brodie Meredith who worked for ‘Livvy’s Smile’ a charity started by her family in memory of her sister who sadly died of ‘Rett Syndrome’ in 2008. The charity aims to create memorable days for children with disabilities and their families. Brodie actively raised funds for the charity and inspired others to do the same.

Stella Pettifor gave over thirty years service to Goscote, providing the community with youth clubs, toddler clubs, parenting support, food parcels, nursery services, volunteering opportunities and support with debt and benefits. Through her hard work which impacted on her own health at times Stella worked to give vulnerable families a chance changing their lives in the process.

Organisers are keen to hear about anybody that is thought deserves to be nominated and welcome nominations made for anyone who lives or works in the borough whatever their age.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 18 December 2015.

For a hard copy of the nomination form please contact Jo Whitehouse in Democratic Services on 01922 654368.