College Governor Wins Mayor's Civic Award
Walsall College Governor, Madeleine Holland, was delighted to be presented with a Mayor’s Civic Award on Friday 26th November at Banks’s Stadium.
Madeleine was presented with the Improving Walsall’s Quality of Life Award for her dedication to people of all ages within her community.
Madeleine is particularly keen to help young people and assists children with their educational achievement. She is the chair of Walsall Children’s Trust.
From charity work bringing in thousands of pounds in donations to a clean-up campaign to improve the lives of residents – Walsall’s seventh annual Mayor’s Civic Awards put the focus on all those who help make a difference in their communities.
The awards ceremony gave the Borough’s unsung heroes their turn in the limelight and revealed the fantastic efforts being made by so many people.
The awards are known affectionately as the Doras – after nursing heroine Sister Dora who worked tirelessly for Walsall people – and nominations fell into eight categories, sponsored by local companies.
Madeleine’s nominator, The Walsall Black Sisters Collective, described her as someone who never fails to help, no matter how many things she is asked to do. Her fundraising abilities have seen her raise more than £5,000 in three hours flat.
Madeleine, 65, said: “I was so surprised and humbled to be nominated and quite shocked to win. What can I say? I was so overcome. Thank you.”
The Mayor of Walsall, Councillor Gary Clarke, said: “We are so lucky to have individuals who live and work in our Borough who show commitment and dedication but whose good work often goes unnoticed.
“I am delighted that we are able to recognise and celebrate their achievements.”