Dame Mary Perkins - founder of Specsavers - is very passionate about and a patron of a great cause called the British Citizen Youth Awards and is urging locals in Andover to apply.

What are the awards?

The awards recognises the extraordinary contributions made by young people to society, charities and communities – and we hope to to get Andover nominating! 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. 

What we are looking for?

The awards highlight the many acts of kindness, bravery and compassion carried out by children across the UK. Says Dame Mary: ‘It’s so inspiring to hear the incredible stories and achievements of the young people nominated for the British Citizen Youth Award, and we’re extremely proud to be involved in such as a worthy cause.’

Get voting Andover!

The British Citizen Youth Awards 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.

All Andover store information