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Humanitarian Citizen Awards

Celebrating the extraordinary things ordinary young people do

You might not be able to actually see their gold stars, but every day young people are making a huge difference to other people's lives across the UK.

They are giving first aid, befriending vulnerable people, and fundraising and campaigning for good causes.

The British Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen Awards celebrate community heroes aged 25 and under, both individuals and groups of young people.
The awards are kindly sponsored by Canon.


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Meet one of our previous winners

HCA winner 2012 Erin McNeill

Erin McNeill won our overall award for educating people about fire safety after she herself was caught in a horrific house fire.

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Get involved with the Red Cross

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From organising your own party to teaching first aid, there is plenty you can do to help.

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