Taunton Specsavers is supporting the company’s founder, Dame Mary Perkins in calling for entries to the British Citizen Youth Awards.

A celebration of young people

The awards celebrate the incredible achievements of young people for acts of kindness, bravery or compassion in the local community.  

2016 South West winner

Devon sisters Esme, aged seven and Bronte, aged four represented Devon at the 2016 awards presentation in the Palace of Westminster with Dame Mary Perkins and Pussycat Doll, Kimberley Wyatt.

The sisters were awarded for their fundraising efforts in support of their parent’s charity, the Mariposa Trust, a baby loss charity started in 2012.

Taunton store director, Emma Denham, said: ‘It’s so inspiring to hear the incredible stories and achievements of the young people nominated for the British Citizen Youth Awards, and we’re extremely proud to support such a worthy cause.’ 

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 jacquif@britishcitizenawards.co.uk with BCYA in the subject line. The deadline for all entries is Wednesday 9 August 2017.

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