Welsh TV presenter Carol Vorderman is launching a nationwide tour to find unsung heroes for the Pride of Britain Awards 2013.
Carol, who has presented the awards for the past 14 years, will wave off the Pride of Britain team on a mission to find the most extraordinary people in the UK.
A branded Pride of Britain coach, supplied by National Express, will cover more than 800 miles across the Uk to find inspiring and heroic people, of all ages.
Every year, millions of TV viewers tune in to watch the awards, sponsored by Lidl. Last year, Prince Charles and the Prime Minister David Cameron joined Olympic heroes Mo Farah and Bradley Wiggins and stars such as Pierce Brosnan, Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow to honour the winners.
Starting today, the Pride of Britain coach will visit London, before coming to Swansea tomorrow. It will also visit Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, and Glasgow.
Carol Vorderman says: “It’s always a great honour to present the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards each year and meet such extraordinary, courageous and awe-inspiring people.
“Today we launch our nationwide search to find this year’s unsung heroes. We’re looking for those people who really make a difference and who are so inspiring they deserve a Pride of Britain award. If you know someone who deserves recognition, just pick up a nomination form at your local Lidl store and send it to us or nominate online – www.prideofbritain.com.”
The public can use the coach to give in their nominations. They may also spot celebrity friends of the awards who will also be dropping by the coach. Host Carol, Welsh Daybreak presenter and Pride of Britain Judge Aled Jones, Welsh singing legend and Eurovision contestant Bonnie Tyler and This Morning presenters Holly and Phil will be among the celebrity guests.
The coach is heading to Wales tomorrow and will be at Swansea FC between 10:30am-11:30 with celebrity guest Bonnie Tyler.
Nominations can also be made at Lidl stories from today. Ronny Gottschlich, Lidl UK Managing Director said: “We feel incredibly honoured to be working in partnership with the Pride of Britain Awards again. This is your chance to vote for the unsung heroes of Britain. Nominations can be made at all Lidl Stores in England, Scotland and Wales from 10 June.”
Here’s where The Pride of Britain bus will stop:
Monday 10 June – London
Tuesday 11 June – Swansea and Birmingham
Wednesday 12 June – Manchester
Thursday 13 June – Leeds
Friday 14 June – Newcastle
Saturday 15 June– Glasgow
Nominations for the awards can be made at www.prideofbritain.com
or by picking up a nomination form at your local Lidl store. All nominations must be received by Friday 16 August.
The 15th annual Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards, sponsored by Lidl, will be held at the Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane in October