Manchester Withington MP Jeff Smith called on his constituents to submit nominations for the UK’s ‘Humanitarian Citizen of the Year Award’ 2016.
The British Red Cross award celebrates the achievements of young people in first aid, volunteering, community action and fundraising. The competition is open to all those aged 25 and under, all nominees receive a certificate and details about their achievements will be put on the British Red Cross website.
Last year the award was won by the Inverclyde Peer Group who reduced knife crime in their area by 80% by running workshops for over 180 people. The group have now been asked to expand the project across Scotland.
Jeff Smith said: ‘Young people make an extraordinary contribution to our local communities, often without recognition.
The Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen of the Year Award celebrates those achievements and gives young people the support they need to improve their communities even more.’
The deadline for nominations is August 7th 2016. To nominate a young person, visit the British Red Cross website here.