Students at the Glasshouse College in Stourbridge have been working hard these last couple of months making some very special medals. First and second year students were commissioned by Dudley Council for Voluntary Service to produce ten hand-crafted medals to be presented at the annual Dudley Volunteer Awards on Thursday 16 October at Brierley Hill Civic Hall.
Each of the medals are cast in brass and individually engraved with the name of the volunteer or voluntary group that have will receive the top award in ten categories. Nearly one hundred individual volunteers and voluntary groups in Dudley borough were nominated by people in their communities for the work they do and the difference they make. All will be presented with certificates at the award ceremony.
The ten top awards were decided by a panel of judges from all sectors of Dudley borough and will receive the medals hand-crafted by the Glasshouse College students. They will also receive a choice of various gift packages provided by the Brierley Hill Copthorne Hotel.
Eileen Fielding of Dudley Volunteer Centre, said “we are indebted to the students, in particular, Jake, Ellie and Mark and their tutor, Mark Higgins at Glasshouse College for the unique medals they have produced for us. This is second year running Glasshouse students have provided medals and the volunteers who were awarded medals last year have really cherished them. I am sure those who are awarded medals this year will be equally thrilled. I am also delighted that Jake, Ellie and the two Marks will be attending next week’s awards ceremony.”