There are many people across the borough doing amazing things, who could win one of these prestigious awards.
The Awards are in their nineteenth year to honour the nation’s unsung heroes and recognise the amazing achievements of ordinary people.
Nominations are now open and the search is on. It may be for a single act of incredible courage, a long-lasting battle against the odds, or for inspirational campaigning. They could be six or 106 – heroism has no age barrier. And they could have changed one life or changed the world.
It could be someone who has inspired the nation, like the incredible Stephen Sutton, the teenage cancer patient who used his last days to raise millions of pounds, or someone who has transformed their community, like great-gran Alice Burke who took a one-woman stand against drug dealers and prostitutes on her East London estate.
One of the people I have nominated is George Mathias in the Good Morning Britain Young Fundraiser of the Year for the amazing work he has down with the Run With George campaign. He is an ordinary lad doing extraordinary things. And i’m certain there are many others like him across the borough. Lets get them nominated to be in wtih a chance of winning a prestigious award.
Winners will be chosen by the Pride of Britain judging panel, from a shortlist drawn from all the nominations received.
Hosted by Carol Vorderman, Pride of Britain Awards is the biggest national event of its kind, and its broadcast every year in a primetime slot on ITV. The star-studded ceremony will be held at Grosvenor House in London in October, with previous attendees including Prince Charles and David Beckham.
Nominations can be made or you can pick up a form at your local TSB branch. Don’t delay – nominations will close on Friday 25th August.
TSB Community Partner Award
For an individual or group of people who have worked together in partnership as a force for good in their local community, improving the lives of people around them. This could be anything from supporting young people to thrive to bringing communities together to create something special. The winner or winners will have galvanised the support of the people around them to make a difference.
ITV Fundraiser of the Year
For tireless and inspirational charity fundraising, aged 16 and over.
Good Morning Britain Young Fundraiser of the Year
To reward a young person aged 15 and under for inspirational charity work.
This Morning Emergency Services Award
For police, fire, ambulance, paramedics or air, sea or mountain rescue who have gone beyond the call of duty.
For adults who risk their own safety to to help others in danger.
Child/Teenager of Courage
For battling against the odds to help others, or putting themselves at risk to save someone in danger.
To recognise far-reaching achievement, possibly on a national or international scale.
For achievements not covered in other categories, such as inspiring carers, campaigners and members of armed forces
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