April 3, 2024
Published by Dudley CVS

As well being Dudley CVS’s 50th anniversary, this year also marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the West Midlands county and the West Midlands Lieutenancy. To celebrate this special milestone, the 50forWM50 campaign has been launched to recognise and thank volunteers across the region who are making a real difference in their local communities.

With nominations now open, the West Midlands Lieutenancy, supported by United by 2022 – the official charity of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – are inviting us all to take part and share the stories of inspirational volunteers who are making a real impact in the region.

Volunteers of all backgrounds and ages can be nominated, the only criteria being that they are helping their community, in any of the seven local authorities in the West Midlands – Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall or Wolverhampton.

From these nominations, a dedicated judging panel will select 50 volunteers from each of the seven local authorities, who will be invited to join the ‘Big Thank You Bash’ in June, a special celebration event. Those 350 volunteers will then be narrowed down to just 50, and from that final shortlist, a single volunteer will be chosen for their outstanding contribution.

As a special thank you on behalf of the West Midlands region, the chosen volunteer will have a tram on the West Midlands Metro named in their honour, as a lasting tribute to their commitment to volunteering and positive impact on their local community.

We would love for you to nominate any local volunteers you know of, that are making a real difference, and also to share this message far and wide so we can recognise as many of these brilliant volunteers as possible!

You can find out more information and nominate your local volunteer hero here!

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