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You can be a cultural ambassador in region's Olympic push.

Individuals with a passion for the good things in life are being invited to apply to become West Midlands cultural ambassadors.

Culture West Midlands - the Government body that represents arts, sports, heritage, and tourism sectors - is looking for volunteers to ensure the region benefits from the London 2012 Olympic Games.

CWM chairman Dr Brian Woods-Scawen said he wanted individuals who could make a difference. Dr Woods-Scawen said: "The next few years herald a particularly exciting time for the cultural and creative life of Birmingham and the West Midlands.

"As well as the continuation of our core business, CWM is also coordinating the West Midlands' response to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and leading on the 2012 cultural Olympiad work that will form such an important part of the country's activity in the run-up to2012.Theworld's attention will be focused on the UK and it is up to us to make sure that Birmingham and the West Midlands make the most of that heightened interest."

He added: "We need to make sure the board fully represents and reflects the make-up of our unique sector and region. That's why we're calling on individuals from Birmingham and across the West Midlands with a passion for the cultural and creative life of the region and an understanding of how the sector can help young and disadvantaged people, as well as contribute to health, crime, education, the local economy and regeneration.

"We also need people who have the strategic vision to work as part of a team and make a genuine difference."

You can apply online at www.culturewm.org.uk. The closing date for applications is September 14.
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