This year celebrates the 20th anniversary of Pride of Britain awards with a gala awards dinner, hosted by Carol Vorderman and screened in prime time on ITV in the Autumn. Attended by royalty, the Prime Minister and leading politicians as well as more than 100 of the biggest stars of showbusiness and sport, Pride of Britain is the most prestigious and best-known event of its kind.
As well as receiving nominations from members of the public, they also contact organisations such as Parish Councils, asking for recommendations of people you know who deserve recognition. It may be an inspirational fundraiser, a colleague or member of the public who has displayed incredible courage or someone who has transformed the lives of the people around them. There is a full list of award categories below.
It would be fantastic if you could circulate this information to your colleagues, and please let them know of any deserving people you would like to nominate for a Pride of Britain award.
Please give your name, a contact number and as much information as you can supply about the nominee and why you’re nominating them. Although public nominations close on August 31, please send your suggestions as soon as possible to give the maximum time to research and consider them for shortlisting.
- Outstanding Bravery
For adults who risk their own safety to to help others in danger
- Child/teenager of Courage
For battling against the odds to help others, or putting themselves at risk to save someone in danger.
- Good Morning Britain Young Fundraiser of the Year
To reward a young person aged 16 or under, for inspirational charity work.
- This Morning Emergency Services Award
For police, fire, ambulance, paramedics or air, sea or mountain rescue who have gone beyond the call of duty to help others.
- TSB Community Partner
For an individual or group that builds partnerships to help make their communities better places to live, selflessly improving the lives of people around them.
- ITV Fundraiser of the Year
For tireless and inspirational charity fundraising, over the age of 16.
- Lifetime Achievement
To recognise far-reaching achievement, possibly on a national or international scale.
- Special Recognition
For achievements not covered in other categories, such as inspiring carers, campaigners and members of armed forces.