Meet the team: Chris O’Brien
We have an army of charity ambassadors who proudly share the LoveBrum story to their communities and represent LoveBrum across their social and business networks.
Our ambassadors play a key role in helping the charity to meet its strategic objective of increasing awareness, and the understanding of its work with the general public. Click here for more info on volunteering and who are our ambassadors are.
A perfect example of one of these heroic individuals is Chris O’Brien…
What’s your background and where are you based?
I’m based in Castle Bromwich and work for Crimson Limited, a fast-moving technology and recruitment company based Birmingham Business Park.
What does your ambassador role entail?
I consistently promote and advocate the LoveBrum charity name, the badge and the story behind the projects wherever I go. The badge is a talking point, it promotes the message that I really support: what we do at LoveBrum, and what we achieve for local projects. I have brought in corporate sponsors / patron partners and lots of members to the charity, once people buy into the message of LoveBrum – they want to sign up right away to support what we’re trying to do. #proud
Why do you Love Brum?
Birmingham is such an underrated city. I always say Brummies are the friendliest around, The Guardian once published ‘Bleak Brum is Britain’s friendliest city’ – that sums it up for me! It’s got culture, superb canal, mouth watering Balti’s, the famous Jewellery Quarter, eccentric/iconic buildings and landmarks AND the number 11 bus tour! 😉
The people of Birmingham are what makes it such a great community to live in and be part of too! Not forgetting, the fantastic football team Birmingham City!
What projects are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about projects supporting the local community. I’m particularly keen to celebrate any projects that focus on homelessness, children’s welfare and disease. The recent Blood Bikes project was a real eye opener!
Tweet Chris, @ChrisCOB_OB