Local BBC Radio launches Make A Difference Awards

A new community award scheme run by every local BBC radio station in England has launched this morning.

It’s part of the BBC’s ‘Make A Difference’ awards to recognise remarkable people; marking their achievements and contributions to lives in their communities.

Make A Difference’ was first set up at the start of the first pandemic lockdown and is a virtual notice board for those offering help and those needing support.

To date, the BBC says over 8 Million people have interacted across all 39 local BBC radio stations.

Categories cover the unsung heroes of every community from great neighbours, inspirational teachers, awesome volunteers or even outstanding key workers.

There are eight award categories, nominations are now open and will close on the 29th of April 2022 at 11:00pm.

The winners will be announced at our Make a Difference awards hosted by your local BBC radio station at a ceremony in September.

Chris Burns, Head of Audio and Digital for BBC England said: “The last two years have been challenging for everyone. Listeners have contacted us to share the stories of how people have helped each other and we wanted to find a way of celebrating those unsung heroes and telling those amazing stories.”

Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2022 at 6:00 am by RadioToday UK

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