Bill & Linda Kelly - City Host Case Study

Bill & Linda Kelly - City Host Case Study

Husband and wife duo, Bill and Linda, are seasoned volunteers. As part of their retirement plan, they wanted to support their community through volunteering and have since volunteered as Cricketeers for the 2019 Cricket World Cup and Coventry Ambassadors. Now, as City Hosts, they share why they got involved and what they’ve gained so far.   

What inspired you to sign up to be City Hosts?

We were thrilled when we heard the announcement that Coventry was to be City of Culture 2021 and wanted to be part of it – it’s a unique event that may not come around again. We wanted to meet people, have fun and see some of the events as well as enhance visitor’s experience.

What have you gained from your experience as City Hosts so far?

The opportunity to be involved in the life of the city and meet some interesting people along the way.

What would you say to anyone thinking about becoming a City Host?

It is a great opportunity to "be part of it", make some great memories, see some of the events first-hand, and meet lots of people.

Image showing City Hosts Bill & Linda Kelly standing together

Image showing City Hosts Bill & Linda Kelly standing together