This year the guests of the Local Heroes Awards and Gala event held by the Association of Jamaica Nationals included the Deputy Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Mike Leddy, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant Paul Sabapathy CBE , Wil Johnson (ITV – Emmerdale), Bishops and members from the corporate, business and voluntary sector. A surprising group that attended this year was 110 young people aged between 18 – 30 years old, some from the ‘Inspiring Youth Provision’ ran by the Birmingham MAC. They came in support of some their friends who received awards that evening for services to their communities. It is good to see an event of this caliber including and recognising the efforts and focus of the next generation. The word ‘legacy’ springs to mind.
By the way, tried out my new look again. What do you think?