Eleven local people will be honoured as Aston Villa Community Champions at Villa Park on Saturday.
It’s the second edition of the award following its launch last year, recognising those who go above and beyond to make a positive impact on people’s lives.
The group have shown a dedication to helping their local community in a number of different ways, from distributing essential items to homeless people to fundraising in aid of worthwhile causes.
Head of Foundation Guy Rippon is delighted that the Aston Villa Foundation can give something back to those who make a difference in the club’s local community.
He said: “This year’s winners have all displayed a selfless attitude towards helping others, and this is the perfect way to let them know that their efforts are truly appreciated.
“From the applications we received, it was clear that they make a massive impact on people’s lives, so this is our way of making a small impact on theirs.
“Aston Villa will continue to look after its local community with the help of those we honour as Community Champions.”
Kerry Dixon, John Draper, Luke Corbet, Ruth Stebbens, Tony McCormack, Michala Roche, Sharon Winfindale, Naomi Spencer, Nilesh Chauhan, Natalie Querioz and Charles Hudson are all at Villa Park this weekend to receive their awards.
The group will also enjoy a day of hospitality before watching the match from the McGregor’s Suite.
The Community Champions award is part of Aston Villa’s ‘Supporting Our Own’ initiative, which is the club’s commitment to the local community and wider Aston Villa Family.
Picture captions: Our winners from 2018 at Villa Park