And the winner is… me!

Birmingham Evening Mail reporter Poppy Brady was asked to cover a
local community awards ceremony and ended up being presented with an
award herself.

It was the first ceremony held by Handsworth
Recreation Group to recognise the achievements of women who work in the
city’s Aston and Handsworth communities.

Camille Ade-John, a
community leader who presented the award, said: “It is sometimes
difficult to trust anyone in the media business. Poppy has proven time
and time again that she is a thoroughly professional journalist who
operates with integrity. She has over a number of years sought to
engage with communities in Birmingham and endeavoured to ensure an
accurate representation of issues.”

Poppy, who works as a
community reporter covering the west side of Birmingham, said: “I was
very touched to get this award because people don’t often thank you in
this job.”

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