Following the success of the FFT Awards last year, we are pleased to announce the Friends, Families and Travellers Awards 2021, honouring the achievements of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers from across the UK.
The awards will be held on the 12th March 2021 and nominations are now open. Nominations will close on 22nd January 2021. You can nominate here.
There is much to praise within Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities – from young Traveller Olivia Herring’s touching #Cakeinyaface challenge, which raised over £31,000 for NHS key workers to Jack Brennan, a Surrey-based landscape gardener who generously supported key workers by offering them free gardening services!
We’re holding these awards to celebrate inspiring individuals from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in Britain who have made a special contribution to society and their own communities. This includes Romany Gypsies, Irish Travellers, Scottish Gypsy/Travellers, Welsh Gypsies and Travellers, New Travellers, Liveaboard Boaters, Roma people and Travelling Showpeople who you think deserve an award for their work.
Just like last year, the awards will be judged from six categories, and the winner for each category will be chosen by a panel of community members, FFT staff and Trustees. There are six awards to nominate for:
- Inspirational Young Person Award
- Arts, Culture and Heritage Award
- Sporting Excellence Award
- The Education Award
- Inspiring Project Award
- Alexander Award for Lifetime Achievement
Commenting on the organisation’s Friends, Families and Travellers Awards 2021, Sarah Mann, Director at Friends, Families and Travellers said:
“We’re very excited to celebrate Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community members and all the positive contributions they make in our own communities and wider society, for another year. The awards will acknowledge and honour all those who have worked hard to make our world a better place, through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.”
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About Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT)
Friends, Families and Travellers is a leading national charity that works on behalf of all Gypsies, Roma and Travellers regardless of ethnicity, culture or background.
Sami McLaren, Communications Officer
Tel: 01273 234 038 Email: [email protected]