Specsavers in Bideford is calling out for inspirational under 16s to enter the 2017 British Citizen Youth Awards.

Acts of kindness

Now in its second year, members of the public can use the opportunity to highlight the many acts of kindness, bravery and compassion carried out by children across the UK in their local community, whether that’s for charity or society in general.

Awards presentation

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.

Inspiring stories

Store director, Jerry Shrubb, 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.’ 

Last year Torquay sisters Esme, aged seven and Bronte, aged four  were nominated and represented Devon at the 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.

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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