What people are saying…

One memorable day, one momentous occasion, a lifetime of gratitude: The British Citizen Award.

Thank you very much. We received the medals, certificates and lovely USB in the post today and the children realise quite how real it is. I told them they are probably one of the younger recipients and I think they did realise what a lovely honour they have been given. So thank you very much-it has indeed been a long journey and lovely to see support  for charity work at a young age; I do believe the sense of charity has no age bounds.
Aarti Shah – Parent of BCyA Medal recepients, Krish, Rohan and Anokhi

Joseph received his medal and I have never seen him smile with pride so much! We are all so very proud of him. Joseph  has watched the messages so many times and again continues to wear the biggest smile. Again on behalf of Joseph thank you so so so much for this honour. We will look forward to meeting you all in the future.
Natalie Walker – Parent of BCyA Medal recepient, Joseph

To all of the amazing team behind BCA – a huge thank you for such kind words, superb organisation, inspiring encouragement and a beautiful flow of events. You are all so sincere and dedicated, it’s a joy. Much love and peace.
Martin Wyatt, BCAa

Many thanks for all your hard work leading up to last week.  You have been amazing in how you have kept us all posted even with information about the tube strike – and I had such a wonderful day.  I still cant believe it all happened!
Joyce Rothschild, BCAv 

I loved it all, thank you so much for inviting me to be part of the panel, and to come to the ceremony, it feels a massive honour and the ability to do anything to help with The BCA’s in not something I would ever want to miss. You and your team work exceptionally hard, and quite brilliantly, if I could hand out an award I would give one to each of you.
Alison Bond

Congratulations on organising and hosting such a lovely day. I can fully appreciate all of the hard work that you will have put in to make yesterday happen. The medallists were made to feel very special.  It was lovely to see so many happy faces and even some tears of joy as the medallist collected their awards.  They will remember that day for a very long time. Thank you for approaching Irwin Mitchell.  We’ve found it a truly heart felt and warming experience.
Michelle Beat, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

Thanks so much for inviting us yesterday – was a really lovely event – funny, moving, heart-warming and well organised.
Jo Delbridge, Specsavers

I wanted to thank you so very much for such a wonderful day on Thursday. It was a real joy and honour to be in the same room as so many wonderful people. It was organised wonderfully. I think it is such a wonderful thing to be running. I would like to get involved as a Ambassadors should you require my services. I am happy to put a link  on to my website and such and I would be happy to talk at functions and future awards and also drum up support at a local level and beyond. I am more than happy to offer my services to the BCA’s on-going.
Chantal Lockey, BCAh

Having returned home to Cheshire yesterday ( Saturday ) and having now had time to read the many emails Facebook entries and cards of congratulations , I just wanted to place on record  my sincere gratitude to you , personally , and all of your colleagues at BCA  who made my day a truly wonderful one. Everything worked out perfectly with not even the actions of the Tube strikers putting a damper on the proceedings even if they probably gave you a headache or two. So thank you once again and may I wish you , personally , and the BCA collectively , every success in the future.
Graham Penness BCAc

We had a great time, Patsy was overwhelmed by the people who spoke to her and praised her for what she has done.
Patsy Elliott, BCAv – Kathleen Mitchinson

It was a most memorable day and it certainly exceeded all my expectations. It was such a wonderful opportunity for me to be able to witness some of the amazing accomplishments of the award winners. I felt very privileged to be able to share the day and remain in awe of such exceptional people.
Jane Newton, BCAc

I would also be grateful if you would extend my sincere appreciation to all involved for the hard work that went into making this such a special occasion.
Monica Russell, BCAv

Thank you very much for the day and the photos it was so great to see so many inspirational people in one room!
Stuart Russell, BCAa

Mary and I would like to thank you very much for the lovely day on Thursdays, everyone was so kind and made us very welcome.
Brian Kay, BCAv and Mary Kay, BCA

Thank you so much Jacqui for the amazing day and for these photos. You all deserve a medal too. Much love and peace
Martin Wyatt BCAa

I hope you and the British Citizen Award team are all well following such a hectic time for you all last week at the Awards Ceremony. Thank you so much for all your help, advice, support and very warm hospitality leading up to and during the awards.  We got great coverage over 5 news bulletins on Radio City yesterday with clips of an interview done with Pat and I on Friday morning. The Liverpool Echo are covering the story and Becky at the Lime PR is kindly sending across a photo of Pat receiving her award to accompany their article.
Pat Caffrey BCAv and Carole Riley

Thank you so much, Jacqui, for making the day so special for George. He hasn’t stopped talking about it since!
Caroline Geraghty

Thank you for the photos and for helping to make Thursday such a great day. The award means a lot to Kinny and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
Linda Andersson

The whole ceremony and Lap of Honour were wonderful, and so well organised which, as you will have no doubt gathered from my nomination, is something I strive to achieve, in fact, the whole process has been excellent, and may I say, so pleasant. I have been overwhelmed by all the attention I have had since Thursday’s embargo was lifted.  I have been live on BBC local radio, articles have been in local newspapers, I know I am to have some national publicity, and the amount of congratulations I have received on social media, cards, etc has been phenomenal, Norfolk has certainly become award of the British Citizen Award. As Will Gore wrote in his article in the i on Friday, we all got there despite the Tube strike.  Betty, David and I have forgotten our horrendous journeys to and from the Palace of Westminster, it didn’t matter as the actual ceremony was memorable and humbling.
Mary Rae, BCAa

Thank you so much, being proud doesn’t do it justice!
Simon Albert BCAb

I thought it was a wonderful day for all the recipients, the organisation was amazing and I felt very honoured – we are so privileged.
Iris & Shane Board BCAv

Many thanks again for everything. What a wonderful day for all of us.
Lynda Gwyther BCAe

I just wanted to thank you all and congratulate you on a fantastic event last Thursday for the British Citizen Awards. It was so great to be there and meet some of the winners as well as see you all. I left totally inspired and humbled by these extraordinary people’s achievements.
Natalie Carter (Guest)

I want to thank you personally for a lovely day last Thursday.  It was wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed myself, especially the fuss made of me re: the wheelchair!  Everyone on the Staff was so courteous and kind, so friendly to us all, nothing too much trouble.  Will you please thank everyone concerned from me, and I shall always think of you all with great affection.
Evelyn Buckland BCAc

A heartfelt thank you again for a memorable day. It truly is an honour to receive this award, after all my daughter and I are just a mum and sister.
Darran Saunders BCAc & Courtney Saunders-Jones BCAc

Thank you so much for inviting me to the wonderful BCA event on Thursday.  It really was a highlight of the year for me.  The people there, the presentations, the venue, the organisation you name it you nailed it.  Everyone I spoke to felt the same and the atmosphere was incredible.  It is an event which I am sure will grow in significance and stature each time and I feel incredibly privileged to have been at the launch for the first awards.
Alison Bond (Guest)

“It was a wonderful honour to be selected to receive a British Citizen Award.
Rick Wilson BCAh

Just a quick note to say how much I; and presumably the other 27 recipients, of this first British Citizens Award, appreciated the welcome extended to us on Thursday. I have seldom experience such a well organised exercise in the art of communication through the media of e-mail.  THANKYOU.  I would also like to thank you all for making the afternoon tea event such a jolly occasion.  Michael Underwood was exquisite at keeping the presentations on track.  I was honoured to have been presented my Award by Baroness Cox – All in all a humbling yet uplifting experience.  Thank you.
Bill Rowlings BCAc

Many thanks again for everything. What a wonderful day for all of us.
Lynda Gwyther BCAe

Thank you for yesterday! We really had a great time and you guys must be proud of yourselves for doing such a great job. Just to say how much we enjoyed the BCA ceremony yesterday. You all worked so hard and it definitely paid off. What a successful occasion.
Primrose Kaur Pangela BCAc

Thank you so much for all your help and kindness to Evelyn with the wheel chair etc. She so enjoyed her day and it was great to be able to meet so many wonderful people as you rightly said un-sung heroes. Wishing you every success with future events and would love to be kept informed as to how it progresses.
Margaret Hutchins (Guest)

Thank you so much for a fantastic day yesterday. It was a huge honour for me to receive this award and was a wonderful afternoon.
Claire Guest BCAh and Magic (assistance dog)

Thank you so much again for a lovely day yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was made to feel very special indeed. Thank you again for all your work and care.
Audrey Johnson BCAv

Just to say a huge thank you for yesterday.   We all had such a good time and it was lovely to meet you and Sara, along with all the amazing people who were honoured. What inspirational people and unsung heroes.
Susan Bates BCAv

You clearly had put a lot of hard work into making it a very memorable day for us all, so once again, a massive thank you to you and all those concerned.
Irene & Charles Challenge BCAv

Thank you so much for the wonderful BCA event. The stories that we heard we both humbling and inspirational. Long may these awards continue in celebrating the unsung heroes of our society. Well done to everyone who organised it and thank you once again, I will wear my medal with pride!
Tracy Maher BCAc