Tracey Encourages Constituents to Place Nominations for the 2013 Humanitarian Citizen Awards

Every day young people across the country do extraordinary things to help people in their local communities. Tracey is encouraging constituents to join the British Red Cross in helping discover young people in Chatham & Aylesford whose selfless actions go unsung.

Each year the British Red Cross runs the Humanitarian Citizen Award. This award scheme 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

·         Fundraising

Nominations can be completed online at www.redcross.org.uk/theaward and are open until 14th July 2013. The awards ceremony will be held in London on 5th October. All nominees will receive a certificate celebrating their nomination and the achievements communicated throughout the Red Cross networks.

Last year the overall award was won by the inspirational Erin McNeil. Erin survived a horrific house fire and overcame substantial burns to work closely with the fire service in Scotland to raise both awareness and finances, raising over 65,000 in 3 years.

Tracey is therefore encouraging constituents to place nominations for friends and family who have made a real difference and deserve to be recognised.