BBC Radio Leicester are seeking nominations of kind hearted individuals across the county, for their annual ‘Make a Difference Awards.’
The station is looking to hear about people across Leicestershire, who have positively impacted their communities over the past year, including great neighbours, community groups, volunteers and fundraisers.
‘Make A Difference’ was established days after the first lockdown was announced in 2020. The awards celebrate the heart-warming stories that we hear day-after-day, of people going above and beyond to make a difference where they live.
There are eight award categories that cover the unsung heroes of every community, including a new one this year – Bravery.
Last year’s winners included Bernie Walker, Head of Year at New College Leicester, who was announced as the winner of the ‘Key Worker’ category.
Robbie Fletcher, was named the winner of the fundraising category and ‘Great Neighbour’ was Ben Goodwin.
The winners of this years awards, will be announced at the BBC’s Make a Difference Awards Ceremonies, hosted by local BBC radio stations up and down the country in September.
Chris Burns, Controller Local Audio Commissioning for BBC England says: “I am really pleased that we will once again be celebrating the good things that people are doing where they live. Our audiences have faced tough times over the past few years and have contacted us to share their stories of how people are helping each other. It’s great that we can celebrate these unsung heroes.”
For a full list of categories – and details of how to nominate someone – go to bbc.co.uk/makeadifference
The nominations close on Sunday, March 5 at 11pm.