CLEOBURY Mortimer's MP is urging people to nominate exceptional young people who volunteer for the British Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen Award 2014.

Each year the British Red Cross runs its Humanitarian Citizen Award, now in its 10th year, to recognise the actions of young people in the community who give up their time to improve the lives of others.

The scheme, open to anyone aged 25 or under, celebrates the achievements of young people in the community in four categories - first aid, volunteering, community action and fundraising.

Conservative Philip Dunne said: “Across Shropshire many young people give up their time to help others and strengthen our community by volunteering, fundraising and training in first aid. They do a wonderful job, inspiring and enthusing others to support important causes.

"Schemes like the Red Cross Humanitarian Award are an excellent way to recognise the selfless contributions of young people across the UK. I hope anyone who knows of a group or person making a real difference in Shropshire that deserves to be recognised will nominate them for this scheme.”

Nominations can be completed online at and are open until July 27.