A message from Carol Vorderman

There were so many memorable moments at last year’s Pride of Britain, it feels almost impossible to pick one.

Cheeky Moin Younis chucking an Aston Villa scarf to Prince William before asking Nicole Scherzinger for a date was a hilarious highlight.

The Prime Minister Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and Sir Vince Cable standing shoulder to shoulder to honour police officers who put their lives on the line to shield members of the public from terrorists was unprecedented.

And it was a privilege to share a stage with members of the Grenfell community, and the firefighters who battled so hard to save lives in that dreadful tragedy.

But perhaps the moment that will live longest in the memory was the quiet dignity of Dr Paul Stephenson as he received our Lifetime Achievement Award from Sir Lenny Henry.

This giant of a man was Britain’s own civil rights pioneer, who led campaigns against discrimination and prejudice and paved the way for Britain’s anti-racism laws.

He literally changed the face of Britain in the 1960s, helping to lay the foundations of the open, tolerant country we are all so proud of today.

And even though we lived in the same town, until our judging panel met last summer to choose the winners, I had not heard of him.

That is down to his remarkable modesty - a trait he shares with so many Pride of Britain winners over the past 19 years.

And it is why it is so important for you to nominate unsung heroes you know about for the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards, in partnership with TSB. We can’t honour people like Paul, if you don’t tell us about them.

Last year Pride of Britain came after a series of tragedies that shocked us all - the terror attacks in London and Manchester and the awful fire at Grenfell.

But in the worst of times, we see the very best of people, and at Pride of Britain we celebrated the courage, compassion and heroism of police officers, firefighters and medics that shone so brightly through the darkness.

In the year since then, members of our emergency services have continued to risk their lives to keep us safe, so please tell us about them.

Or maybe you know someone who is quietly transforming their community to improve the lives of those around them, or someone who has put themselves in danger to save someone else, or an inspirational campaigner.

They could be six or 106 - heroism has no age barrier. And they could have changed one life or changed the world.

If you know someone who wows with their bravery or astounds with their selflessness, please let us know.

However old or young they are, whichever corner of Britain they live, we would love to thank those exceptional people for making the world a better place.

When I stand on that Prideof Britain stage this October and look out at the audience I will see some of Britain's most famous actors, singers, TV presenters, footballers, politicians and royalty. But the real stars of Pride of Britain are the winners, and it all starts with a nomination.So fill out the form over the page, visit the website or nominate at your local TSB branch to tell us who the winners should be. I can’t wait to meet them.

 

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