Specsavers in Ilford is calling on young heroes in the local area to come forward to be in with a chance of scooping a top award.

The store is backing the British Citizen Youth Award (BCYA) in association with Specsavers, an initiative that recognises the amazing accomplishments of children that have had a positive impact on society – from fundraising for charity to selfless acts of kindness to benefit others.

Selected winners will be invited to attend a special presentation at The Palace of Westminster in October 2017, where they will be presented with a medal by Dame Mary Perkins, Specsavers founder and patron of the BCYA.

Still time 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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