Census 2021 – Celebrating Community Heroes in Your Local Area
10 Dec 2020 by Libby Mahoney
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To mark the 22nd decennial census, a search is underway across England and Wales for 22 ordinary people doing extraordinary things for the benefit of their communities.
The winners of the competition will be recognised with an iconic purple plaque to display in a place of their choosing – be it the home, workplace or wider community.
From a nurse who has spent decades in the NHS, to a local war hero who volunteers at the community centre or a teacher who inspires her students, communities are brimming with individuals who deserve to be recognised for their efforts and achievements.
Nominations can be made up until 31st December and entries will be judged by a panel of community champions, led by Gavin & Stacey star, Joanna Page and includes Delwyn Derrick, winner of the 2019 BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality Unsung Hero, Deborah Okenla, founder of https://www.thisisysys.com/ a company connecting talented diverse people into the world of technology and Imran Hameed, Founder of Bearded Broz, Specially Recognised 2020 winner at Birmingham Pride of Britain awards, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-
To nominate, head to www.census.gov.uk/census-2021-heroes