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The Brain Charity awards will shout out about the talent, dedication and innovation of individuals and teams across all aspects of the disability community and show the world countless reasons why they should celebrate.

Since March 2020 everyone has faced a challenging time and now more than ever it is of the utmost importance to recognise the achievements of those who have made a difference to the lives of many around them.

It feels like an appropriate time to take stock and show gratitude to those who are exceptional within their field.

On Friday 12th November The Brain Charity awards will do just that and we want to hear from you to see who we should be celebrating.

These are the two things you can do to make this year’s awards bigger and better than ever before:

  • Do you know someone who would be the perfect nominee for one of the awards? Follow the link to the nomination form. (It only takes a minute)
  • Share this page with everyone! The Brain Charity wants to hear about everyone who deserves celebrating. Send this page to your friends by texting it to them or share it on your social media pages and tag The Brain Charity.

The history of the awards

At The Brain Charity we think celebrating those in our community is important and every year we run internal awards with our staff and volunteers to recognise the hard work going on in every corner of the organisation.

When The Brain Charity turned 25 in 2018 we decided to not only celebrate the successes within the charity, but to recognise all of those who had made a contribution in the world of neurological conditions.

The categories

This year there are seven awards that have open nominations and one closed award to be given out at the ceremony, totalling 8 awards overall. They are as follows:

  • Fundraiser of the year

The fundraiser of the year award will go to the individual who has raised the most money for The Brain Charity in the last 12 months. This individual has dedicated their time to not only spread the word about the vital work the charity does but has garnered donations to keep the Charity running.

  • Most supportive employer

This award will go to an organisation that understands that one size doesn’t fit all and that diversity in the workplace is crucial. An organisation that has gone the extra mile to support those who are usually excluded from the workplace, especially those with neurological conditions.

  • Outstanding healthcare professional

This category is for the healthcare professional of the year and could be awarded to any health professional working in any discipline e.g. neurologist, G.P, physio, nurse etc. They will be highly skilled at their job, have done something extraordinary or is simply there for you when you need them.

  • Outstanding education professional

This award will be given to the teacher, tutor, classroom assistant or professor etc. who has supported their students to gain the maximum benefit from their study. This individual is someone who ensures that all those attending their classes have equal opportunities to learn and reach their full potential.

  • Volunteer of the year

This award recognises a volunteer who has worked tirelessly and generously give their free time, enthusiasm, and energy to help improve the lives of disabled people or their family, friends, or carers.

An inspirational individual and example of true dedication, the winner of this award will be a valuable part of any community.

  • The get up and go award

For the person who embarked on a unique lockdown project, that kept them and/or others active & healthy. Despite having to stay physically isolated, they managed to maintain their personal connection with those in their community.

  • Pandemic hero

The pandemic hero award is for someone who supported their community through an unprecedented time and committed themselves to not leaving anyone behind.

  • The Sir Bert Massie lifetime achievement award

The Sir Bert Massie lifetime achievement award honours an individual who has dedicated years to overcome the obstacles they have faced and, in doing so, become a positive role model for others.

This award will go to an individual who has achieved more than anyone ever expected them to and whose story inspires us all to reach higher.   

The details

The Brain Charity Awards are free to enter and open to all – though the main focus is those in the neurological community in Merseyside & across the UK.

The winners will be revealed at our awards ceremony at The Brain Charity, Norton Street, Liverpool on the evening of Friday 12th November 2021.

The deadline for the nominations is Friday 15th October 2021.

If you have any further questions, please consult our list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) here.

Enter your nominations here today

Get your free tickets for the event here