If you’ve seen our fantastic new posters around Sandwell and you’d like to meet the Bostin People featured on them, read on!
Nine of our incredible residents – all with a story of how they make Sandwell a Bostin Place – feature on the posters in our towns and communities.
You can learn about all of them here and how they make us proud to Celebrate Sandwell.
Karnell Nunes-Smith – #1 Ranked Swimmer from Oldbury
Swimmer Karnell is already setting records aged 17 – his times in the pool are just seconds off the records of Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist Adam Peatty!
Marcus Galli – young PE amabassador
At Ormiston Forge Academy, Marcus consistently applies himself to sport, displaying the school values of ‘resilience, aspiration and respect’ on a daily basis.
Haseebah Abdullah – England’s first Hijab-wearing boxing coach
Haseebah Abdullah from Smethwick is the first hijab-wearing boxing coach in England and she’s an incredible ambassador for women’s sport.
Sadeh Graham – advocate for others with sickle cell anaemia and Batonbearer
Pharmacist Sadeh Graham, from West Bromwich, has sickle cell anaemia. She’s a volunteer, fundraiser, blogger, researcher, educator and a supporter of young adults and carers. She’s a great advocate for blood donation as well.
Blind Dave Heeley – marathon runner and local legend
Blind Dave Heeley is a record-breaking marathon runner, fundraiser extraordinaire and an all-round great bloke.
Dave, who is from West Bromwich, lost his sight in his twenties but has never let this hold him back.
Brian Kilgallon – Sandwell’s TikTok superstar lollipop man
Bostin Brian Kilgallon has been a Sandwell Council lollipop man for more than ten year – but he’s also a viral TikTok star.
Molly Jenner-Flukes – Ambassador for women’s sports and mental health
Seventeen-year-old Molly Jenner-Flukes is an outstanding role model and ambassador for women’s sport.
Parmjit Dhillon – Batonbearer and inspirational Sikh
Since arriving in the UK at a young age, Parmjit Dhillon has been a pillar of the local Sikh and Punjabi community.
Amy Swift – inspirational Baton Bearer
Amy was a key part of the Queen’s Baton Relay in Sandwell. She carried the Baton on a boat from Smethwick Galton Bridge to West Bromwich.