Every day young people across the country do extraordinary things to help people in their local communities. The British Red Cross wants your help to discover young people in your area whose selfless actions go unsung.
The Red Cross think the young people of this country who make the effort to help others should be celebrated and their achievements recognised. That’s why they’ve launched the Humanitarian Citizen Awards.
Started in 2005, the awards are a celebration of our young people and the amazing things that they do. You can help your local heroes gain the recognition they deserve by nominating them for a Humanitarian Citizen Award. They don’t need to have any connection with the Red Cross.
Sir Nick Young, chief executive of the Red Cross, said: “I am sure you know young people, aged 25 or under, who have made a difference to someone’s life or to the lives of the whole community. Show your pride by nominating them for the Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen Awards 2013.
“There are four categories within the awards – first aid, fundraising, community action and volunteering.
“It’s easy to nominate your young heroes. Simply go to redcross.org.uk/theaward, click on the ‘Make a nomination’ button and follow the instructions on screen. Nominations are open till 14 July, and the awards ceremony will be on 5 October 2013.”