Congratulations to David and Kathryn!
Twenty five extraordinary people from across the West Midlands recently received a British Empire Medal (BEM) from the Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands, John Crabtree OBE.
We’re really proud of BEM recipients David Newall and Kathryn Beale, both who deliver projects in and across Sandwell.
This honour recognises people who go above and beyond to support their communities.
David is a key supporter of Brushstrokes Sandwell, a charity that helps refugees with housing advice, food, clothing and guidance.
Kathryn set up Just Straight Talk in 2012 to help young people to turn their lives around and meet their goals. She manages six projects across Sandwell and Dudley to ensure individuals get access to food, warmth and emergency accommodation as well as other essentials.
Well done to you both!
Caption: David is pictured second from left, Kathryn is pictured second from right.