Charity founder and event organiser Daniel Browne has been nominated for this year’s Citizen of the Year award.
The 28-year-old from Warwick set up Push Projects, a youth support charity which offers support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people under the age of 25 in and around Warwickshire.
And the businessman and therapist is also set to launch the inaugural Warwickshire Pride event in the Pump room Gardens, Leamington, on Saturday August 31.
Ben Whelan, who nominated Mr Browne, said: “He does all of this while holding down a job and running two businesses and still manages to have spare time for himself, while never asking for anything in return.
“He deserves to win this award.”
Mr Browne was a finalist in the Citizen of the Year Award last year.
He said that at the time Push had not been fully established and he did not think he was worthy of his nomination at the time.
He said: “We were struggling to get the charity established but it’s really thriving now
“It’s great that people feel what I am doing is valuable.
“With the pride thing I’ve done that single-handedly and that is all going ahead.
“To win the award would really be the icing on the cake, it would be beyond amazing.”
More about Warwickshire Pride can be found on the www.warwickshirepride.co.uk website and for more about the charity search for the www.pushprojects.net website online.
The campaign to find the Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of The Year - which publicly recognises individuals most deserving of the awards - was launched last week. Now in its third year, the event is run and managed by The Brakes Trust in conjunction with the Leamington Courier, Warwick Courier and Kenilworth Weekly News
Nominations of no more than 150 words listing the outstanding qualities of the individual must be marked “Coty” including the name, address, ‘phone number of the sponsor and sent to email@example.com or hand delivered to Courier offices at 32, Hamilton Terrace, Leamington Spa CV32 4LY no later than Monday, September 2. Any young citizen must be no older than 16 on the closing date. There were over 20 nominations last year and the quality was so high that the judges’ panel encourages readers to nominate the same individuals again.
The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance has been chosen as this year’s charity. The Gala Award ceremony will be held at a new venue Guy Nelson Hall, Warwick School, Warwick, on Sunday September 29.