Do you know an inspiring young person? If you do, you should nominate them for the British Citizen Youth awards.

Supported by Specsavers founder, Dame Mary Perkins, Specsavers in Minehead is calling for entries to recognise the kindness, bravery or compassion shown by many young people in the local community.

2016 south west winners

In 2016, sisters Esme, aged seven and Bronte, aged four represented the south west at the awards presentation in the Palace of Westminster with Specsavers founder and awards Patron, Dame Mary Perkins.

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.

Minehead store director, Philippa Hales, 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

All children who will be under the age of 16 in October 2017 are eligible to be nominated for the British Citizen Youth Awards. To apply, please email with BCYA in the subject line. The deadline for all entries is Wednesday 9 August 2017.

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