Specsavers in Bournemouth, Boscombe and Poole are delighted to support a scheme that is very close to founder, Dame Mary Perkins' heart.
Introducing the BCYA
Dame Mary is a patron of a great cause called the British Citizen Youth Awards. As it sounds, they highlight the great contributions made by young people to society, charities and communities.
Get nominating, Bournemouth!
Dame Mary is keen to get all communities voting and has asked Bournemouth and its surrounding areas, to send in their stories via nominations. Those selected to receive an award will be invited to attend a special presentation at the Palace of Westminster in October 2017, where Specsavers founder Dame Mary Perkins will present the medals.
The awards look for kindness, bravery and compassion carried out by children.
A word from the directors
The stores says: 'We reckon there are lots of unsung heroes in Bournemouth and its surrounding areas, and we would love to see someone from our area attend these prestigous awards. It is open to all children who will be under the age of 16 in October 2017 and is really easy to apply.
'Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with BCYA in the subject line. The deadline for all entries is Wednesday 9 August 2017.'