Search begins for the heroes of the West Midlands
The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has begun his
search for this year's heroes of the West Midlands.
David Jamieson's Outstanding Citizen Awards honour people who
have gone above and beyond or are tireless community campaigners.
Perhaps you know a dedicated volunteer? A young person who works to
improve their community or someone who performed an incredible act
of bravery? If so, your PCC wants to know about them too.
In all, there are three awards up for grabs: Outstanding
Citizen, Outstanding Young Citizen and Outstanding Community
Last year the
Outstanding Citizen Award went to
Sukhi Atwal who lost her 12 year old son - Amar - in 2015. He
wasn't wearing a seatbelt when he was thrown from a car and killed.
Ever since Sukhi, from Great Barr, has campaigned to promote the
use of seatbelts.
(Sukhi Atwal and her son Amar)
Talking ahead of the 4th Outstanding Citizen Awards
the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson,
said: "This is our chance to say 'thank you' to those people who
work to make the West Midlands a better place.
"Whether they are a long-standing community campaigner, someone
who runs a worthwhile project or simply a member of the public who
stepped up when the time called for it, nominate them now and
ensure they get the recognition they deserve."
Nominations for this year's awards are now open and people have
until April 9th to put someone forward. If you would
like to nominate a local unsung hero and give them their moment in
the spotlight then please visit the West Midlands Police and Crime
Commissioner's website and fill in the online form below.
Alternatively, you can download a form from the right hand of this
web page, fill it in and post it back to the address listed on the
The Awards ceremony will take place on 5th July.
(Picture: Outstanding Citizen Awards 2017)
Outstanding Citizen Awards 2018