Places for People is, once again, proud to have sponsored this year’s British Citizen Awards, where 27 extraordinary people from across the UK have been recognised for the difference they make in their communities.
The event, in its sixth year, celebrates exceptional individuals who work tirelessly and selflessly to make a positive impact on society and improve the lives of others.
While the pandemic may have halted the usual celebrations at The Palace of Westminster, the medalists received their medals via courier, together with video messages of congratulations and an invitation to the House of Lords, when it is safe to do so.
Wendy Pretten, Managing Director of Customer Delivery England for Places for People, would normally attend the ceremony to present some of the recipients with their medals. Speaking about the Awards, Wendy said, “The British Citizen Awards honour those who shine brightly and work tirelessly in their local communities to improve the lives of others, and it’s a privilege to have been a supporter since its formation in 2015.
“As 2021 progresses, we still find ourselves faced with many challenges, yet the ongoing dedication and compassion shown by medalists this year has been incredible. Once again, it’s undeniably disappointing we cannot celebrate together in person, but hearing about the difference the recipients have made to their communities is truly amazing.
“From fundraising, helping local people find work, promoting community cohesion, setting up sports clubs and dedicating their own time to keep others safe, the commitment and generosity shown is inspirational. They are all deserving of this award and should be very proud of what they have achieved.”
Wendy sent a video message of support to the medalists along with other supporters and TV personalities Michael Underwood, Matt Allwright, Tim Vincent, pop superstar Kimberly Wyatt of the Pussycat Dolls, popular comedian, actor and Patron of the BCA Bradley Walsh and Patron, Dame Mary Perkins.