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Unsung borough heroes honoured at awards ceremony
11:00am Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in News
UNSUNG heroes from around the borough of Dudley have been honoured for their voluntary contributions to the community.
Dudley Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) hosted their 2012 awards ceremony at Brierley Hill Civic Hall for people and organisations who work in a wide variety of projects from playgroups to drug rehabilitation.
A total of 69 volunteers or voluntary groups were awarded certificates in recognition of their service while eight top award winners were presented with hand made glass trophies designed by students from Glasshouse College in Stourbridge.
Andy Gray, Dudley CVS chief officer, said: “The theme for Dudley Volunteer Awards this year was lighting up the community and it has been truly humbling to celebrate with so many inspirational volunteers who do just that”.
The big winners from the Dudley area were Ben Mason from the Wren's Nest Community Centre kitchen who received a Highly Commended Community Action Award; Gornal couple Jasper and Marva Nisbett, who got a Community Action Award and Dudley Borough Bliss Family Volunteers, who collected a Highly Commended Children and Families Award for supporting the families of special care babies.
The main Children and Families Award went to volunteers from the Sycamore Adventure Playground on Old Park Farm Estate, who support children from the estate by fundraising and supporting play sessions.
The top Environmental Achievement award went to Trevor Conroy who volunteers with Wren's Nest National Nature Reserve.