Coventry heroes recognised at celebration - The Coventry Observer

Coventry heroes recognised at celebration

COVENTRY local heroes have been recognised at a special celebration event.

In a celebration of community and volunteering, 50 hereos from the city attended the ‘Big Thank You Bash’ which took place at the University of Birmingham on June 23.

It was part of the 50forWM50 campaign launched by The West Midlands Lieutenancy, supported by United by 2022, to mark 50 years since the creation of the county.

350 volunteers from across the seven local authorities in the West Midlands, including Coventry, were recognised at the event.

Among the 50 volunteers recognised from Coventry were Diane Tolley, who has been a volunteer at Acorns Cannon Park for over 22 years; Surinderjit Singh, an active driving volunteer at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire; and Wendy Lawrence, who has been volunteering for 20 years.

Diane Tolley from Coventry, said: “Being acknowledged for my work, and the work of all of the dedicated volunteers across our local community, is incredibly humbling.

“Volunteering is its own reward, but this celebration event has been a wonderful reminder of how much we can achieve when we work together.”


Sir John Crabtree CVO OBE, lord-lieutenant of the West Midlands, added: “The ongoing dedication and commitment of volunteers across the West Midlands exemplifies the spirit of unity that defines our region.

“The 50forWM50 campaign has highlighted the extraordinary contributions of volunteers across our county, and it’s been fantastic to celebrate each and every one of these unsung champions through our campaign and special celebration event.”


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