As proud sponsors of the British Citizen Awards, we presented
medals to worthy unsung heroes at the Palace of Westminster
yesterday (Thursday 26 January).
The British Citizen Awards (BCA) were launched in January 2015,
to recognise exceptional individuals who work tirelessly and
selflessly to make a positive impact on society. BCAs are awarded
twice annually, and recognise 'everyday' people whose achievements
may otherwise be overlooked.
The latest round of awards were presented to 29 worthy winners
at a prize-giving ceremony at the Palace of Westminster, followed
by a lap of honour on an open top bus.
Amongst the winners was Ray Matthews - an inspirational customer
of Places for People Leisure. At the age of 75, Ray has recently
completed 75 marathons over 75 consecutive days to raise money for
Newman School in his hometown of Rotherham. His target of £75,000
will go towards purchasing much-needed special interactive outdoor
equipment, including wheelchair swings and access roundabouts.
Each winner received a Medal of Honour, inscribed with the words
'For the Good of the Country'. Medallists are also invited to use
the initials BCA after their name.
Places for People is a founding sponsor of the awards and we
were represented by Group Executive Director of Affordable Homes,
Pat Egan, who presented 5 winners with their medals of
Pat Egan, Group Executive Director of Affordable Housing at
Places for People
"It is an honour to once again sponsor the British Citizen
Awards. All of the medal winners are truly deserving of the
recognition for their incredible acts of dedication, generosity and
commitment. It was inspiring and humbling to share a room with so
many community heroes and I would like to thank and congratulate
them for all of their efforts."
27 January 2017