Leicester has a lot to celebrate this year, but before winning the Premiership they were already celebrating the diligence and perseverance of Anne Glover who took on drug dealers, muggers and out-of-control kids to bring pride to her city. This year we are launching the new TSB Community Partner Award, to honour someone just like Ann who has worked as a force for good in their local community.
Winning a Pride of Britain Award eight years ago was just the beginning for Tilly Griffiths. Despite having a rare muscle-wasting disease, which leaves her unable to walk, control her head or lift her arms, Tilly had raised £360,000 to buy state-of-the-art wheelchairs for other children. And since receiving her award from Sir Bruce Forsyth, her fundraising total has topped a remarkable £5 million.
When Silla Carron saw her estate had degenerated into a haven for anti-social behaviour, drugs and gang culture, she bravely decided to make a stand to reclaim her North London community. It’s now been ten years since she won her Pride of Britain Neighbour of the Year Award so we thought it was a great time to revisit her to find out what’s been happening in her neighbourhood.