If you weren’t already aware, banking group TSB have teamed up with Trinity Mirror’s Pride of Britain awards which is an annual event held in London each year to honour those Briton’s who have done us proud. The awards show will be screened on ITV in October and is the biggest awards show of its kind on British TV. Since the first Pride of Britain in 1999, royalty, prime ministers, and hundreds of leading figures from showbusiness, sport, politics and the arts have all taken part and the winners all come from tens of thousands of nominations made by the British public.
This morning, three Pride of Britain minis pulled up outside the TSB branch on Birmingham’s New Street to help to spread the word about the nominations. Did you know that there are eight different categories?
TSB Community Partner Award
For an individual or group of people who have worked together in partnership as a force for good in their local community, improving the lives of people around them. This could be anything from supporting young people to thrive to bringing communities together to create something special. The winner or winners will have galvanised the support of the people around them to make a difference.
ITV Fundraiser of the Year
For tireless and inspirational charity fundraising, aged 16 and over.
Good Morning Britain Young Fundraiser of the Year
To reward a young person aged 15 and under for inspirational charity work.
This Morning Emergency Services Award
For police, fire, ambulance, paramedics or air, sea or mountain rescue who have gone beyond the call of duty.
For adults who risk their own safety to to help others in danger.
Child/Teenager of Courage
For battling against the odds to help others, or putting themselves at risk to save someone in danger.
To recognise far-reaching achievement, possibly on a national or international scale.
For achievements not covered in other categories, such as inspiring carers, campaigners and members of armed forces
The TSB Community Partner award is all about local pride and recognises those special people who have contributed towards their local community and have made a difference. I’ve had a think about who I would nominate and it would have to be the ladies behind the Kings Heath Cat Club facebook page, this group of women work amazingly hard to look after the cats in the local community and have managed to save, neuter and rehome hundreds of cats.
There was a great turn out in Birmingham today, with one of TSB’s own mortgage advisors putting on a bit of a show with his bhangra drums and strong man Dave showing off and lifting up the minis (I think he’s definitely been having his protein shakes!) and entertaining the crowd with his roars – he was a bit scary if I’m honest!
There’s a competition running to win tickets to the awards, all you have to do is share a selfie of yourself in one of the participating branches and share it on social media using #PrideofBritain. Good luck and don’t forget to nominate!