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BBC Radio London Make a Difference Awards


31 March 2022

The BBC will be awarding heroes who have made a difference to the community where they live.

Community heroes who make a difference where they live will be recognised in a new award scheme being run by every local BBC radio station in England. But they need your help to identify people who should be honoured.

The new scheme is 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 over eight Million people have interacted across all 39 local BBC radio stations.

There are eight award categories covering the unsung heroes of every community from great neighbours, inspirational teachers, awesome volunteers, or even outstanding key workers.

The nominations are now open and will close at 11pm on 29 April 2022.

The winners will be announced at our Make a Difference awards hosted by BBC Radio London at a ceremony at Ronnie Scott’s 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.”

For a full list of categories - and details of how to nominate someone - visit the Make a Difference page, where you can also see full Terms and Privacy Notice.

Community news on behalf of BBC Radio London

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Updated: 31 March 2022

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