Sandwell Stars!

Sandwell Youth Rocks!! At the Richardson Suite of the West Bromwich Albion Football Ground on Friday 21st March 2014, Sandwell Shadow Youth Cabinet presented The 7th Annual Sandwell STAR Awards.

Over 150 young people were congratulated for making their contribution both to develop themselves and their communities in Sandwell.


Jean Taylor; Volunteer Centre Sandwell CEO present SSYC Award to Alex Nuttall, supported by Sharon Nanan-Sen  Sandwell Council  & Rohim Mohammed  The Challenge Network.

The Categories were;

Environment Award Learning & Development Award
Sporting Award Performing Arts Award
Act of Courage Award Anti Bullying Award
Young Entrepreneur Award Volunteering Award
Inspirational Adult Award Star of Sandwell Award


The awards were opened by The Worshipful, The Mayor of Sandwell Councillor Mrs Linda Horton with a warm welcome.  The Compeers for the night were Shaheen Akhtar & Wasim Ali, both members of the Sandwell Shadow Youth Cabinet, who did sterling job of introducing the entertainers and award presenters. Both compeers gave their own personal accounts of how being part of the Sandwell Shadow Youth Cabinet had boosted their confidence and raised their self esteem.

Leader for Sandwell Council Councillor Darren Cooper was one of the honoured guests for the evening. Also Councillor Simon Hackett, Cabinet Member for Children’s & Young People Services and representatives from West Midlands Police.

Volunteer Centre Sandwell supported the STAR Awards by sponsoring the Volunteering Category.

Jean Taylor CEO said “We want to continue to celebrate the achievements of our young people, recognise their hard work and dedication also recognise the adults who have supported them to do well in their lives.

The evening was filled with amazing entertainment which included both singers and dance groups.

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