We are proud to have once more sponsored the British Citizen Awards.

Held twice a year, the British Citizen Awards celebrate UK citizens doing extraordinary work within their communities, who might otherwise have gone unrecognised.

The latest round of awards were presented to 34 worthy winners at a prize-giving ceremony at the Palace of Westminster in July.

Recipients are recognised as having positively impacted society by undertaking various activities in support of a number of causes. 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 five winners with their medals of honour. 

Winners included four Places for People customers and former Good Neighbour Award winners. Sisters Christine and Doreen from Blackburn and husband and wife Jeanette and Kenny from Midlothian, were nominated for their passion and commitment to improving their communities.

Pat Egan, Group Executive Director of Affordable Homes at Places for People

"The British Citizen Awards offers us a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate the UK's unsung heroes who are making such a positive contribution. The dedication and long-serving commitment displayed by all of the medal winners is outstanding and I was delighted to be a part of the celebration - they are truly deserving winners."

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