MP Matt Western’s community awards event is set to go live tomorrow (February 17) – with a Harry Potter star as special guest.
The Warwick and Leamington MP’s Awards for Community Excellence 2021 event will be hosted by Mr Western and BBC Coventry and Warwickshire presenter Trish Adudu.
They will also be joined by actor David Bradley famed for his turn as Hogwarts’ caretaker Argus Filch in the Harry Potter films. He has enjoyed a successful career on British and American stage and screen including roles in fantasy series Game of Thrones and iconic sci-fi programme Doctor Who.
Mr Western says the judges have selected this year’s winners from more than 100 nominations – eclipsing the total number from last year.
He said: “It was great to see so many people submit nominations, and to find some worthy winners after another challenging year for the community.
“I’m excited to be joined by Trish and David who will make this an extra special event.
“The event will last about an hour, and I hope people can tune in and show their support for those who have done so much for our community – and deserve recognition for their efforts.”
Nominations were submitted for individuals, community groups, teams (like those carrying out a public service), and businesses.
Last year there were eight winners including the NHS Warwick Hospital Frailty Unit and LWS Night Shelter.
Streams will go live on Mr Western’s Facebook page, YouTube channel and on his website.
Visit mattwestern.org/mp-awards/ for further details.