We were delighted to sponsor the British Citizen Awards again this year, which recognise exceptional individuals who work passionately to make a positive impact on society.
31 medallists were awarded a British Citizen Award and were honoured at the ceremony held at the Palace of Westminster.
Initially launched four years ago, the awards are open to everyone across the country. Each of the medallists were acknowledged for having made a difference through their selfless efforts in undertaking various activities in support of a number of worthy causes.
As a founding sponsor of the awards, Pat Egan, Group Executive Director for Affordable Housing at Places for People attended and presented five winners with their Medals of Honour, alongside TV star, Michael Underwood.
David Wood from Poole, Dorset received a British Citizen Award for his volunteer work as part of the Help 4 Homeless Veterans charity. Being a veteran himself, David is quick to spend as much of his own time to help fellow veterans through what is often a distressing time and continues to be a hero as he champions the importance of the support they need.
Valeria Gwynne from Troon, South Ayrshire was awarded a British Citizen Award for her volunteering work. Valerie has been an integral part of various charities within the local community and a range of voluntary groups, including fundraising for charities, supporting learning and development, providing respite care and in more recent years, leading the Fairtrade Initiative in Troon.
She has always been on the lookout for new opportunities to promote and raise awareness of the causes which she champions. Her passion and commitment combined with her caring nature has undoubtedly helped countless people.
Pat Egan, Group Executive Director for Affordable Housing at Places for People, said:
“The British Citizen Awards offers a fantastic platform for us to recognise and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of each of the winners. Their dedication and commitment towards improving the lives of others is truly inspirational and I was delighted to be a part of the celebrations.”