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Access In Dudley is happy to announce the appointment of their new patron, Cllr Steve Waltho MBE


Steve and his partner Jane during their time as Mayor and Mayoress of Dudley 2016/17.


Access In Dudley has appointed their patron Cllr Steve Waltho. Steve was asked to become the patron of the charity in March, although our Chairman had planned to ask him if he would oblige us in the new year. However, this was delayed due to illness and she approached him after he had received his honours from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

Steve has been a friend to A.I.D. for a while and he acts as one of the co-ordinators between charities and the Gentlemen Songsters Male Voice Choir and has worked with us on our fundraising event with the choir.


Steve at Buckingham Palace 2018 to receive the MBE.


We welcome our new patron and hope that he will be enjoy representing our charity user lead organisation.

Thank you to both Steve and Jane for all the work they have done in the past for the community of Dudley and its disabled members, and hope that their futures will be just as rewarding.

Welcome to the Access In Dudley family.

Steve′s Bio:

Steve Waltho has been a borough Councillor for 20 years. He represents the St Thomas′s ward and has a philosophy of treating everyone as equal and a passion for supporting the disadvantaged and disabled in society.
He was borough Mayor in 2015/16 raising a record £55K for charity.
His wife Jayne was Mayoress.
He holds a number of voluntary positions in different organisations across the borough and his contribution to Dudley was recognised nationally when he was awarded the MBE in the 2018 New Years Honours list.
His diverse interests also include charity fundraising, hill walking, motorcycling, Liverpool FC and rock music.
He is also a member of the Gentleman Songsters Male Voice Choir.

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