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Awards celebrates achievements of Dudley residents

By Harriet Evans | Dudley | News | Published:

Dudley's unsung heroes were celebrated at the Dudley Council for Voluntary Service Awards.

Jillian Fletcher with Mayor Cllr David Stanley (Credit Kate Green)

The annual awards celebrates inspirational people and groups from the borough who generously give their time to improve the lives of others.

Around 300 people attended the event at the Brierley Hill Civic to commemorate those who are making a difference to their communities.

Each of the winners were presented their awards on stage were they were met Mayor of Dudley, Councillor David Stanley.

Among the winners were The Court House in Kingswinford, who provide 100 free Christmas dinners to disadvantaged children and the team behind Beer Buz, raised over £3500 for children and young people were awarded the new Operation Santa Business with a Big Heart Award.

Jillian Fielder won the Gordon Lindsay Award for Long Service after dedicating 35 years to helping children and young people through the Boys Brigade and mother and toddler group she runs.

She was commended for the safe environment her groups give to youngsters across the area.

Dudley Recovery Cafe received the Kindness and Inclusion Award, their nomination highlighted all of the volunteers are dealing with mental health issues, addiction or financial hardship and are working through their problems by supporting others at the cafe.

Bryn Nicholls and Briony Tonks from Oldswinford and Stourbridge Social Cricket Club won the Sporting Champion Award for their work developing activities for disabled children and young people.

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at harriet.evans@expressandstar.co.uk

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