Sir Edward Garnier, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston, today asks constituents to nominate young people for the British Red Cross’s Humanitarian Citizen Award:
“Every day young people in my constituency do things to help people in their community. The British Red Cross wants to know about these young people whose selfless actions go unheard. For the last ten years the British Red Cross has been running the Humanitarian Citizen Award which is open to anyone aged 25 or under and celebrates the achievements of young people in one of four categories: first aid, volunteering, community action and fundraising. Nominations can be completed online at www.redcross.org.uk/theaward and are open until 2 August. The eleventh anniversary ceremony will be held in the House of Commons in November and it would be good to welcome a young person from Harborough, Oadby or Wigston here.
“All nominees will receive a certificate celebrating their nomination and their achievements will be communicated through the Red Cross networks so I urge all my constituents to nominate someone, or a group, who they think has made a difference and should be recognised. Last year the overall award was won by Jess Bradley, a twenty-one year old who used her first-aid skills to help a man with a stab injury in his back – medics later said that the casualty might have died without her swift help.”