The team at Specsavers in Dover and Deal are urging local youngsters to share their stories and enter the British Citizen Youth Award (BCYA) competition to have the chance to win a prestigious award.

Astonishing achievements

Specsavers founder Dame Mary Perkins is the patron and supporter of the British Citizen Youth Awards (BCYA), an initiative that is very close to her heart.  The awards will give the public the chance to highlight the many acts of kindness, bravery and compassion carried out by children across the UK.

Last year, the winners included 14-year-old Honey Jones, who spoke at the United Nations about the future of women diagnosed with Asperger’s; Ryan Wiggins, aged 15, who spearheaded anti-bulling campaigns across the country; and Bronte and Esme Clark-Coates – aged 4 and 7 respectively – who raised thousands of pounds for the Mariposa Trust, a baby loss support charity their parents founded in 2012.

How to enter

The British Citizen Youth Award is open to all children who will be under the age of 16 in October 2017. To apply, please email with BCYA in the subject line. The deadline for all entries is Wednesday 9 August 2017.

If you are selected as a winner, you could go on to attend a day at The Palace of Westminster in October 2017, where Specsavers founder Dame Mary Perkins will present the medals to those individuals who have done amazing things for their communities. 

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