Awards looking for ‘ordinary’ people doing extraordinary things
People across the eastern counties are being urged to honour ‘ordinary’ friends and neighbours who do extraordinary things by nominating them for a new national award.
The British Citizen Awards (BCA) recognises exceptional individuals who work tirelessly and selflessly to make a positive impact upon society.
Successfully launched in January this year, almost 60 people have been honoured so far at two prestigious ceremonies hosted by Baroness Wilcox at the Palace of Westminster.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the next round of medal presentations, which will take place in January 2016, again at the Palace of Westminster. All BCA recipients receive a Medal of Honour, inscribed with the words ‘For the Good of the Country’. Medallists are also invited to use the initials BCA after their name.
The British Citizen Awards were launched to honour the incredible accomplishments of individuals in society who positively impact their communities. In a similar way to the Queen’s Honours, BCAs are awarded twice annually. But unlike the traditional Honours, which are often given to celebrities and high-profile figures, BCAs are given to ‘everyday’ people whose achievements may otherwise be overlooked.
Mike Faulkner, co-founder of the awards, said: “Our award ceremonies in January and July were a phenomenal success, with recipients ranging in age from 16 to 100 years old. It was fantastic to give BCAs to individuals who were simply remarkable human beings. We look forward to honouring more exceptional people within our communities during this next round of awards.”
Nominations from all corners of the UK, all cultural backgrounds and from all sectors of the community are being welcomed until the closing deadline on 30th October 2015.
To nominate, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a nomination form, or visit www.britishcitizenawards.co.uk to find out more. Nominations close on 30th October 2015.