The City of Wolverhampton Council is once again turning the spotlight on individuals and organisations which are dedicated to helping others in a social media campaign which is now underway.

The festive #PeopleOfWolverhampton campaign uncovers the real stories of people living and working in the city who devote their time to helping local residents and improving their communities.

People can hear the heart warming tales behind local artist J Valentino, award winning choreographer Jai Patel, the Wolverhampton Refugee and Migrant Centre, and Gatis Community Space.

There is also the story of Mark T, who recently became homeless, is now given shelter and a warm bed by Tabernacle Baptist Church and uses the medium of poetry to talk about his experiences.

Also featured are the recently renovated Brickkiln Centre which provides a range of vital services for people with additional needs, and the deaf led charity Zebra Access which is dedicated to supporting deaf people to enjoy equal participation without communication barriers.

Councillor Roger Lawrence, Leader of the City of Wolverhampton Council, said: "The People of Wolverhampton campaign is once again showcasing the great and good of our city. Wolverhampton is full of dedicated individuals and services whose efforts are making a real positive impact on local communities."

The week long video campaign, showcased on the council's Facebook page Wolverhampton Today and Twitter feed @WolvesCouncil, follows on from the popularity of last year's festive edition, which profiled individuals and services which embraced the true spirit of Christmas.

Other #PeopleOfWolverhampton campaigns have focused on local business people, entrepreneurs, apprentices, and organisations supporting people into work and learning new skills, and services which support local residents.

  • released: Wednesday 12 December, 2018