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25 August 2009

Superhero theme face mask. Text reads: If you know any young heroes, make sure to nominate them for our Humanitarian Citizen Awards before 25 September – and you could help get them get the recognition they deserve.

Our annual Humanitarian Citizen Awards celebrate the contribution that young people – whether individuals or groups – make to the lives of others. They might help in many different ways – by fundraising, giving first aid, campaigning for a good cause or befriending those who need a little extra support. 

If you know a young person or group that you think deserves recognition, then nominate someone today. It only takes a couple of minutes and the closing date – Friday 25 September – is fast approaching.

Inspiring young people

In November, all lucky short-listed nominees will be invited to the Houses of Parliament at Westminster in London for an exclusive awards ceremony where the overall winners will be announced.

Humanitarian Citizen Award recipients show off their certificatesJonathan Banks/British Red CrossEmma Johns, award co-ordinator, said: “It doesn’t matter how big or small the scale of our young heroes’ achievements is – for example, whether they have organised a huge fundraising event or just regularly visited a vulnerable neighbour.

“What’s key to us is that the entrants have, by their actions, improved the quality of other people’s lives.”

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Previous finalists have included a student group who ran a homework and social club for young refugees, and a brave first aider with learning difficulties who helped his father in an emergency.

As the deadline approaches, Emma is urging people to show some support. She said: “By spending just a few minutes filling out a nomination form, you could help some young heroes win a prestigious award and really make their day.”

Learn more about the  Humanitarian Citizen Awards

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