Unsung Heroes Award

Our ‘Unsung Heroes’ awards were launched in 2017 to recognise and reward the efforts of individuals who make a significant contribution, in their own time, to a community cause.

Members of the Liberty staff charity committee judge the entries and select a winner, plus two runners up, who all receive a cash donation for their cause, plus a small personal prize for themselves.

As part of London’s “City Giving Day” in September, our Deputy Managing Director announced the winner of the 2018 Unsung Heroes Award. The event was joined by Sir Alan Yarrow, the 687th Lord Mayor of London. First prize went to Shardae Carr, for her work with ReachOut. ReachOut is a mentoring charity that works with young people aged 9-18 years old from disadvantaged backgrounds to give them the individual support they need to achieve their potential, develop their character and improve their academic attainment through long term one-to-one mentoring.

Shardae has been involved with ReachOut as a mentor since 2006 and is on the Board of Advisors, a Trustee of the Charity and continues to serve as a volunteer mentor. The prize money will go towards the expansion of ReachOut Academy projects to more schools in East London, ensuring that more young people will be positively impacted by these projects.