Vote for your unsung hero

George Mathias from St Helens, who won a Pride of Britain Award for his Fundraising for Alder Hey

The Pride of Britain Awards honour the Country’s unsung heroes. It’s the only awards show where the winners, who are decided by a panel of distinguished judges, and not the celebrities, are the real stars of the show.

There are many people across the Borough doing amazing things, who could win one of these prestigious awards.

Last year 11-year-old George Mathias from Eccleston won the Pride of Britain Young Fundraiser of the Year Award. George had raised more than £30,000 to say thank you to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital for saving his little brother’s life.

The Awards are in their twentieth 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.

You can nominate anyone of any age for a Pride of Britain Award.

Their are a variety of categories that you can choose from. Some nominess may fit in more than one category,and that’s ok. The Pride of Britain team will make sure all nominations are considered for the most appropriate award.

Winners will be chosen by the Pride of Britain judging panel, from a shortlist produced by the Pride of Britain research team, who will consider every public nomination received.

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.

Outstanding Bravery
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.

Lifetime Achievement
To recognise far-reaching achievement, possibly on a national or international scale.

Special Recognition
For achievements not covered in other categories, such as inspiring carers, campaigners and members of armed forces.

http://www.prideofbritain.com/nominate

Main photo – George Mathias and his Brother James on stage at the Pride of Britain Awards.

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