Coventry Music Museum's Pete Chambers has been nominated for award  - The Coventry Observer

Coventry Music Museum's Pete Chambers has been nominated for award 

Holly Clement 18th Jun, 2024   0

PETE Chambers BEM, curator of the Coventry Music Museum and esteemed local music historian, has been nominated as one of the fifty ‘volunteer heroes’ to represent Coventry at the Big Thank You Celebration.

The event will take place on June 23 at the Great Hall, University of Birmingham, and will be hosted by HM The King’s representative in the West Midlands, Lord-Lieutenant Sir John Crabtree.

Pete has been recognised for his outstanding volunteer contributions.

He said: “Of course it’s wonderful to be part of these things, but someone said if you get a job you love and you will never work again, well that’s me.

“So being rewarded for something I love is crazy but wonderful at the same time, and I want to thank my own team of volunteers who are amazing and keep the Coventry Music Museum running.”

The 50forWM50 campaign, sought to highlight local volunteers across the seven local authorities in the West Midlands—Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, and Wolverhampton.

This scheme is part of the legacy of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, aiming to celebrate and recognise the efforts of volunteers from diverse backgrounds and ages who contribute to their communities.

A judging panel selected fifty volunteers from each of the seven local authorities to attend the Big Thank You Bash in June.

From this group of 350 volunteers, the panel will narrow it down to just 50 finalists and one outstanding volunteer will ultimately be chosen for their exceptional contribution.

The chosen volunteer will have a tram on the West Midlands Metro named in their honour.


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