TV’s Repair Shop Star Supports Wolverhampton Young Citizen Awards

Jay Blades, star of the popular B.B.C. show ‘The Repair Shop’, is supporting the Wolverhampton Young Citizen of the Year Awards. Jay is a graduate of Wolverhampton University and used to have a furniture restoration business in the city. He is keen to encourage the community of the city to recognise young people who have helped others during the pandemic and he has produced a video which has been posted on the Awards web site

Chairman of the Young Citizen Awards Publicity Committee, Gordon Essex, said ‘ I first heard of Jay Blades’ charity work through the Wolverhampton homeless charity The Good Shepherd. Paul Berry, from the charity, made contact with Jay who readily agreed to make a video to publicise the awards. So as Jay says ‘Get nominating’  by going to

The 2021 Awards will be given to 13 – 18 year olds and in addition there is a category for the 19-25 age group. This is to bring it in line with the Rotary National awards which are televised on the B.B.C.

Anyone can nominate by visiting the above web site. The closing date is on 31 May. Subject to Covid 19 restrictions the awards ceremony will be held on 8th. July.  Roger Timbrell, Chairman of the organising Committee said ‘I urge anyone who knows a young person who deserves to be recognised for helping others during the pandemic, or for demonstrating good citizenship, to nominate them on line’.

These awards were devised and are sponsored by the five Rotary Clubs in the city and organised in partnership with the City Council, The Express and Star, Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation and supported by Carvers Building Supplies Ltd. various local publications and the James Beattie Trust.

Contact: Roger Timbrell

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