Volunteer presented with MP's Points of Light award

Julian Knight MP joined Councillor Katy Blunt and the Literary Litter Pickers on Saturday 8th September to recognise the hard work of local volunteer Christine Dunster.

After a successful session which saw 37 full bags of rubbish picked up from the area around Olton Library, Julian presented Christine with a certificate and bouquet – generously donated by local florist Fleur-de-lis – and named her the latest winner of his Points of Light award.

Julian set up Points of Light to recognise and reward the work of the many men and women who volunteer their time, energy, and expertise to run charities, community organisations, sports clubs, and more besides.

Earlier this year, Christine was awarded the British Empire Medal for her work in the community.

Speaking on the day, Julian said:

“It was brilliant to join Christine and the Literary Litter Pickers on Saturday, and to present her with a small token of my thanks for everything she does on behalf of her neighbourhood. Not everybody would take time out on their birthday to pick up other people’s rubbish!

“Time and again I’ve been bowled over by the sheer strength of the volunteer spirit here in Solihull, and I’m always pleased to have the opportunity to give something back to the people who do so much to make this town such a great place to live.

“I’m always keen to hear from local residents about potential future Points of Light winners, and would encourage anybody with a worthy candidate in mind to get in touch with my office.”