Ambassadors prove they’re good sports on New Road outing

Iconic New Road played host to 250 Worcestershire Ambassadors for the organisation’s annual cricket day. Ambassadors and their guests enjoyed lunch and afternoon tea in the Chestnut Marquee and cheered Worcestershire to victory over Nottinghamshire in a Royal London One Day Cup group match. Also present were representatives of the Ambassadors’ charities for 2019, St Paul’s Hostel and Worcester Community Trust, who will benefit from a diverse range of events…

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New directors welcomed onto Ambassadors board

Worcestershire Ambassadors has appointed six new directors with a wealth of experience across a range of business sectors. Joining the board to help build awareness of the group and raise funds for its 2019 charities St Paul’s Hostel and Worcester Community Trust are Chris Green, James Green, Tracy Lowe, Sarah Mayo-Evans, Dawn Owen and Derek Simmonds. Chris Green is managing partner of communications agency Chris Green Media, James Green is…

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Celebration Statue to be unveiled in West Bromwich in May

Work on the Celebration Statue is nearing completion and plans are in place for the ten foot bronze statue to be unveiled in New Square, West Bromwich on Wednesday, May 22. The Celebration Statue – created by sculptor Graham Ibbeson – represents ‘art in action’ as Laurie Cunningham, Cyrille Regis and Brendon Batson celebrate a goal being scored. The statue, however, symbolises more than just one goal – it is…

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National recognition for financial adviser

Droitwich-based Jane Newman has been named among the UK’s top rated financial advisers. Mrs Newman joins an elite list of the highest rated financial advisers in the country based on positive reviews from clients via VouchedFor.co.uk, the UK’s leading ratings site for financial and legal professionals. To gain a place in the rankings, which were published in The Times, each adviser had to receive at least 10 positive reviews with…

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Dudley Archives to host new Duncan Edwards exhibition

Following the success of last year’s Duncan Edwards exhibition at Dudley Archives and Local History Centre, a new exhibition based on the recently published book Black Country Boy to Red Devil will be held at the same venue starting in April. The exhibition, which runs from April 4 to June 28, will include many new photographs, press cuttings, football programmes, posters, artefacts and items of memorabilia relating to Edwards’ life…

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Strictly Worcestershire to support mental health initiatives

Annual dance spectacular Strictly Worcestershire has named its two charities for 2019. Proceeds from the black tie event, which will be held at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich Spa on May 23, will support mental health initiatives at Worcester Community Trust and St Paul’s Hostel. Julia Williams, vice-chairman of event organisers Worcestershire Ambassadors and the show’s executive producer, said: “We had many strong applications from charities in the county but…

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Duncan Edwards tribute room opens at Dudley hotel

Memories of the Black Country’s greatest sportsman, Duncan Edwards, were shared at the opening of a room in his name at the Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill Dudley. Seventy guests included Edwards family members, former team-mates from his youth, West Bromwich Albion’s FA Cup winning captain Graham Williams and the Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Alan Taylor.   Duncan Edwards Tribute chairman Jim Cadman and the hotel’s general manager Stuart Fleming spoke…

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Dudley hotel to launch Duncan Edwards Tribute Room

Following the success of the Duncan Edwards Tribute Dinner at the Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill-Dudley in October 2018 it has been decided to make the dinner an annual event. Stuart Fleming, general manager of the Copthorne Hotel, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this year’s tribute dinner and in recognition of this we will be opening a new Duncan Edwards Tribute Room at the hotel on Wednesday, February 6,…

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Voices of Remembrance ring out for Armistice centenary

Fifty schoolchildren from Worcestershire raised the roof at a sell-out charity fundraising concert at Worcester Cathedral on Saturday, November 10 to commemorate the centenary of the World War One Armistice. Voices of Remembrance was the culmination of a special partnership project between Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra, Worcester Cathedral and the Rivers C of E Academy Trust schools and was sponsored by Worcestershire Ambassadors.  In the first half of the concert Hymn…

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Villagers unite to stage moving memorial to WWI fallen

A specially commissioned play to commemorate the centenary of the World War One Armistice is to be performed by members of the community of Areley Kings, near Stourport, next week. The play, entitled Lest We Forget, has been written by villager Mary Arden-Davis and will be performed at St Bartholomew’s Church on November 8 and 9 at 7.30pm.   Based largely on records of the time, including parish magazines edited…

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