Nominate young heroes from Milngavie and Bearsden

Nominations for this year’s Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen Awards are now open, to give everyone the chance to celebrate the UK’s unsung young heroes.

Now in its eleventh year, this annual event - sponsored by Canon - rewards selfless acts by young people, and groups, aged 25 or under, with awards in four categories: community action, first aid, fundraising and volunteering.

After the huge success of last year’s photography competition, which saw a host of creative and inspiring images from young people, it continues this year with the theme of ‘Celebrating your community’.

Gary Mountain, awards co-ordinator at the British Red Cross, said: “The Humanitarian Citizen awards are so important because they recognise the amazing things that young people can achieve.

“So if you know an inspiring young hero who hasn’t had the spotlight shone on them, please nominate them now.”

Nominations can be made at www.redcross.org.uk/theaward<http://www.redcross.org.uk/theaward>, until Sunday, August 2.

Young people do not need any connection to the Red Cross to be nominated for an award.

The full list of winners will be announced at a prestigious ceremony at the Houses of Parliament on November 24.

This is Canon’s 10th consecutive year of sponsoring the Humanitarian Citizen Awards. The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.