Black Country Radio recognised at local awards

Black Country Radio has been recognised for its work during the pandemic at the Dudley CVS Covid Heroes Awards 2020.

This year’s awards, held for the first time virtually in partnership with Black Country Radio, recognised the exemplary work of people and groups across Dudley borough in the West Midlands, who went above and beyond earlier in the year at the height of the first wave of the pandemic.

Black Country Radio was awarded Special Board Award by Dudley CVS, in recognition of the station and commitment of volunteers who provided provided valuable public information both on air and online, as well as running a Community Hotline which took over 500 calls from the most vulnerable in the Borough, and made sure they got vital help.

Alex Griffiths, volunteer with Black Country Radio was joint winner of Covid Young Hero Award. This Award recognised an outstanding young person (under 25), who had demonstrated a commitment to making a difference in their local communities during Covid and is a positive role model to other young people.

Zyllah Moranne-Brown, board member for Black Country Radio was also recognised with a Highly Commended in the Kindness in a Crisis Award. This award recognised those who have given their time, their smiles and a little piece of themselves to support those in crisis during the pandemic.

Keith Horsfall, Chair of Black Country Radio: “We are delighted to receive this award which acknowledges the effort put in by all our volunteers, but in particular Zyllah Moranne-Brown and Alex Griffth’s who contributed so much and made such a difference.”

Pictured: Alex Griffith, Volunteer with Black Country Radio, joint winner of Dudley CVS Covid Young Hero Award 2020.