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BBC local radio Make a Difference Awards nominations open


BBC Local Radio is again honouring everyday acts of kindness through its Make A Difference Awards.

Awards for the annual prizes has opened today, and every local BBC radio station across England needs your help to find these remarkable individuals.

Make A Difference was established days after the first lockdown was announced in 2020. It is a virtual notice board where members of the public can offer help to or seek support from people in their local area. To date, nearly 11 million people have interacted across all 39 local BBC radio stations.

The awards celebrate the heart-warming stories that we hear day-after-day, of people going above and beyond to make a difference where they live.

There are eight award categories that cover the unsung heroes of every community, including a new one this year – Bravery – and nominations close on Sunday 5 March at 11:00pm.

The winners will be announced at ceremonies hosted by local BBC radio stations up and down the country in September.

Chris Burns, controller local audio commissioning for BBC England says: “I am really pleased that we will once again be celebrating the good things that people are doing where they live. Our audiences have faced tough times over the past few years and have contacted us to share their stories of how people are helping each other. It’s great that we can celebrate these unsung heroes.”

For a full list of categories and details of how to nominate someone visit the make a difference site, where you can also find full category details and terms and conditions.

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