Do you know a young person who has done something amazing to benefit their community? Then you can help Specsavers in Dagenham in its hunt for candidates for this year’s British Citizen Youth Award (BCYA).

Selfless act of kindness

Now in its second year, the BCYA celebrates feats carried out by children that have benefited society – from charity fundraising to selfless acts of kindness.

The Dagenham store is being backed in its search by Specsavers founder Dame Mary Perkins, an active supporter and patron of the BCYA.

Those selected to receive an award will be invited to a special event being held at The Palace of Westminster in October 2017, where Dame Mary Perkins will be on hand to present medals to individuals in recognition of their incredible achievements.

Wednesday 9 August

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.

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