This year we celebrate our 20thyear of honouring the nation’s unsung heroes and recognising the amazing achievements of ordinary people. Do you know someone incredible who deserves an award? It may be for a single act of courage, a battle against the odds, unbelievable displays of compassion, or for inspirational campaigning. They could be six or 106 – heroism has no age barrier. And they could have changed one life or changed the world. It could be someone who has captured the hearts of the nation, like last year’s incredible winner Moin Younis, who despite suffering from an agonising rare genetic skin disorder continues to defy medics and inspire others by being positive and active. Or it could be someone who has shown outstanding bravery like PCs Wayne Marques, Charlie Guenigault and Keith Palmer, who tackled knife-wielding jihadis in the London Bridge and Westminster terrorist attacks, and were recognised with bravery awards last year.
Hosted by Carol Vorderman, Pride of Britain Awards is the biggest national event of its kind, and it’s broadcast every year in a primetime slot on ITV. The star-studded ceremony will be held at Grosvenor House in London in October, with previous attendees including Prince William and David Beckham. Don’t delay – nominations will close on Friday 31stAugust.
Winners will be chosen by the Pride of Britain judging panel, from a shortlist drawn from all the nominations received.
Host Carol Vorderman said, “Our Pride of Britain winners share two traits. They are totally selfless, and also incredibly modest about their achievements.That’s why we need people to tell us about them. So if you know anunsung hero, whether it’s someone who has changed one life or changed the world, tell us about them today.There are amazing people all over this wonderful country of ours, so nominate someone you know today, and they could be joining me and someof Britain’s biggest stars on the Pride of Britain stage in October."
Daily Mirror Editor-in-Chief Lloyd Embley, told us: “These awards are so important because they recognise ordinary people who do extraordinary things. Over the years we have seen so many examples of incredible spirit and courage of the British people, and I’m sure this year will be no different. Now we need people to get nominating and share their amazing stories with us.”
So, what are you waiting for? Get nominating – we can’t wait to hear your stories.