Nominations open for BASH Awards

Devon & Cornwall Police are pleased to announce the return of the Devon BASH Awards (Be Active, Be Safe, Be Healthy) which will take place on 23rd March 2018. Nominations are open until 15th February and we are welcoming entries which help us celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities in Devon.

The award categories include seven areas based on being active, keeping safe and staying healthy. They will recognise the winning individual (or group) and a runner up for their positive achievements. Winners will each receive a certificate and a medal and runners up will receive a personalised certificate.

Nomination categories:

• Making healthy choices

• Taking up a new sport or activity

• Learning and achievement

• Act of bravery

• Act of kindness

• Keep safe ambassador

• Community champion (volunteer)

Nominations can be made by anyone including the general public, people with disabilities and their carers.

Devon’s Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Jim Colwell, said:

“The awards are a real recognition of the positive achievements that people with disabilities have made in their efforts to be more active, keep safe and take up a healthy lifestyle.

“The BASH Awards have been developed by The Blue Light Day team specifically to celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities in Devon.

“The standard of entrants for the 2017 awards we received was extremely high with well over 100 impressive nominations made, so we are really excited to see what this year brings.”

For more information about the BASH awards and to make your nomination, visit

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

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