residents invited to propose youth award nominees
residents are being invited to honour unsung young heroes of the
local community by nominating them for the first ever British Citizen
Youth Awards (BCYA).
co-founder Mike Faulkner is calling for Burnham-On-Sea.com readers
to help them find under-16s from across the area who have positively
impacted the community, helped a local charity or undertaken exceptional
activities in support of others.
added: "There is no age limit for selfless acts of kindness
which is why were launching an award specially designed to
honour under-16s. Selfless people are the key to making our society
and communities the special places that they are, and this includes
many unsung heroes who are often responsible for amazing things
but dont receive the praise they are due."
like to encourage people to help us give our amazing youngsters
the credit they deserve. If you know a young person under the age
of 16 who deserves to be recognised for their commitment to a good
cause, then put them forward. Tell us who they are. We need the
publics help to find our young hidden heroes."
awards, in association with Specsavers, have attracted attention
from big name supporters and patrons and hope to shine a light on
some of the nations brightest stars of the future.
Venkat, store director at Specsavers Burnham, said: "Were
delighted to be getting behind this award and would encourage our
customers to nominate a friend or relative who has selflessly done
something for the benefit of others. Our young people do so much
and they deserve to be celebrated."
Mary Perkins, co-founder of Specsavers, says: "The society
we live in tomorrow will be shaped by the children of today, which
is why championing amazing young role models is so very important."
young people that become the recipients of the first British Citizen
Youth Awards will, I am sure, inspire other youngsters to emulate
their good work and embody the spirit of transparency, integrity,
determination and achievement that define these awards."
it is that they have done to make a significant impact on society,
their community, a charity or other good cause, it will have been
with a selflessness and commitment that deserves to be publically
acknowledged. These unsung heroes are the rising stars of the future
let us shine a light on them and celebrate!"
its someone special who selflessly supports a relative or
friend, an inspiring individual who has overcome the odds to make
a difference to other peoples lives or a community crusader
who goes above and beyond for a good cause, nominations will be
accepted until 19th September 2016.
nominations for BCYA will close on 16 September 2016 before being
reviewed by the BCYA committee. A list of this years recipients
will be published in October 2016 ahead of a private ceremony where
the selected nominees will be presented with BCYA titles and medals
at The Palace of Westminster on 18 October 2016.
British Citizen Youth Awards are being held in association with
Specsavers and creative communications group Beattie who
will each have representatives at the awards ceremony. For more
information, please visit Specsavers at 3 High Street in Burnham-On-Sea,
TA8 1NX, call 01278 765 460 or click
Previous award winner Emily Palmer with Dame Mary Perkins, Patron
of BCA, Co-Founder of Specsavers