Meet our amazing Art & Heritage Award sponsors @WeAreBCR #dva17

Black Country Radio are our media partner again this year and they have kindly agreed to record and produce our films too! They are also sponsoring the Arts & Heritage Award again. Thank you 🙂

Are proud to sponsor this year’s Arts and Heritage Award again. So many dedicated volunteers work hard behind the scenes so people of the local area can enjoy local arts and heritage. These unsung heroes’ dedication can be seen whether you are visiting a local heritage site, loving watching a performance of drama, dance or music, or seeing the great and inspiring arts initiatives that happen across the borough.  None of these would have been achievable without the huge commitment, time and support of volunteers.”

 

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Shine the spotlight on our second performers #dva17

Coseley Male Voice Choir
The Choir motto is:
‘Fellowship in Song’
Why not share this fellowship with us?

Coseley Male Voice Choir was formed in 1948 and will be celebrating their 70th Anniversary in 2018.  At the beginning of 2014 the Choir were delighted to announce that they had a new Musical Director, Ray Curran and a new Accompanist, Stephen O’Reilly, following the retirement of John Fisher and Wyn Jones, who had both served the Choir for over 40 years.  Ray and Steve are both very talented musicians and under Ray’s leadership and his popularity with our audiences, the Choir are going from strength to strength.  Around 12 concerts are performed each year, raising as always much needed funds for numerous good causes.

 

For more info or if you would like to join the Choir please contact the Choir Secretary,  Sheila Rhodes
on 0121 520 0739 or sheila@coseleymvc.co.uk

CMVC write up 2017

 

Why are we nominating XXXXX? It’s simple – XXXXX is one of the best volunteers ever at XXXXX #dva17 #amazing

Why are we nominating XXXXX?

It’s simple – XXXXX is one of the best volunteers ever at XXXXX, is a kind, generous and conscientious member of the team & really deserves recognition!

For many years XXXXX has regularly & reliably volunteered his time in many ways, from helping on Reception, signing in guests at major events, hospitality and many aspects of sustaining the condition of the building via helping with housekeeping tasks as they occur. He rarely needs prompting, being pro-active and aware of needs as they arise.  Reliable & prompt to offer help, with his cheerful personality, he has been of great value in many ways, large & small.

Drum Roll please …. meet the first of our fantastic performers #dva17

We Socialise Too!

The original members Darren, Amy and Emily

is a Dudley College Students’ Union supported club for Dudley College students past and present between the age of 16-30 years old with a learning disability. The Club aim is to provide a safe social setting for members to make new friends, socialise, have fun, and build their confidence and self-esteem.

Members are encouraged to try new things, share their experiences, and access every day leisure activities. The club aims to help members feel included, happy and that they and their choices are respected and that we can all achieve our goals and believe in our abilities

The club was set up by three young people, Amy, Darren and Emily. They applied for Youth Opportunities funding and got the club going. That was nearly 6 years ago now and the club has been going strong ever since, meeting every Tuesday evening and partaking in trips and activities throughout the school holiday periods.

 Find us on Facebook – We Socialise Too Project

XXXX is a committed champion of the arts #dva17 #amazingnominees

XXXXX is a committed champion of the arts. Whether supporting, mentoring or developing through the work of charities or being the driving force behind a range of community arts organisation, his passion and enthusiasm is infectious and he seeks to make a real difference across the arts communities as a whole. From his extensive work with various youth orchestras, bands and choirs he has travelled throughout many parts of the world including Europe, North America, Australia and Africa. He has been the director of several major festivals and was Artistic Director for the visit of the Queen to Dudley in 1994. He was Community Cultural Engagement Producer for the Birmingham leg of the Olympic Torch Relay in 2012.

While she has only been with the charity for little over a year, she has made a big impact on the organisation. #dva17 #amazingnominees

Since XXXXX joined the charity as a volunteer in 2016, she has quickly become an invaluable asset in the office. With her excellent office skills she supports the administration team at charity HQ. From data input, filing, communications with donors via the phone and letters and generally assisting the busy team, XXXXX is always a welcome sight!

While she has only been with the charity for little over a year, she has made a big impact on the organisation.

XXXXX is a great addition to our team and is always willing to help, and always makes the team smile. #dva17 #amazingnominees

XXXXX has been a dedicated volunteer since 2009. He is a big part of the motorbike community; a group which the charity has strong ties with, as roughly ten percent of incidents the organisation attends are biker related.

XXXXX has helped to strengthen this relationship by undertaking collections at biker meets and selling merchandise to raise the profile of the charity. In addition he attends charity events with the demonstration helicopter POD, selling charity merchandise and collecting donations.

XXXXX is a great addition to our team and is always willing to help, and always makes the team smile. In fact, to assist fellow volunteers who knit items to sell for the charity, he organised a onesie wool ride out, it was a great way to raise awareness of the charity and to collect wool for the knitters. XXXXX is one of a kind and very deserving of an award.