Juliet Bremmer, from Hackney, London is to be recognised at the Palace of Westminster with the prestigious British Citizen Award (BCA) in recognition of her extraordinary endeavours. The British Citizen Award in partnership with One Stop, is now in its eighth year and recognises exceptional individuals who positively impact their communities throughout the country.

The January 2022 Presentation has been postponed due to current Government Guidelines, but Juliet will be honoured on 24th March 2022 with The British Citizen Award for Services to Education and will receive the coveted BCA Medal of Honour and invited to use the post-nominals BCAe as a legacy of their achievement.

Juliet has worked within education for over 20 years and retired in 2019 due to ill health. As Senior Deputy Head at Gladesmore Community School, she coordinated and led award winning community campaign, ‘Everybody Dreams’,

A Song for Tottenham which allowed students to support building community confidence post riots, along with award-winning active citizenship campaign ‘Value Life’ where with her students, they fought against gun and knife crime. Anti-knife crime charity ‘The Kiyan Prince Foundation’ approached her to be their Chief Trustee and she is still volunteering with them 11 years on. Her current volunteer roles include being a local council accountability board member, ensuring positive outcomes for young black men, a literacy and literature support teacher to a school in Ghana and an NHS responder supporting vulnerable and isolated patients on the telephone. Since retiring,

Juliet has worked with 100’s of children delivering free workshops developing their ideas, research and literacy skills and supporting them to become published authors. She has published the work of 39 UK children, aged 6 to 15 in 19 books. The books cover a range of topics including racism, cancer, free London, black role models, the Caribbean, Caribbean cookery and stories of Windrush grandparents

“This year’s medalists have reminded us of how many amazing people are supporting our communities, especially during such a challenging time. At One Stop we serve many communities across the country, and we know how important voluntary work is to support those in need. We’re proud to be partnering with the BCA again and to play a small part in helping each medallist to be recognised. Our congratulations go to all honourees”, said Jonny McQuarrie, from BCA partner One Stop.

The Medal presentation will be hosted by TV presenter Tim Vincent, and attended by BCA Patron Dame Mary Perkins, Founder of Specsavers, and Baroness Caroline Cox. The British Citizen Award (BCA) was established in 2015 to recognise exceptional individuals who work tirelessly and selflessly to make a positive impact on their communities and society. The BCA recognises true community heroes who would otherwise likely be overlooked. Dubbed ‘The People’s Honours’, many recipients have subsequently been selected to receive a Queen’s Honour after their endeavours have been recognised with a BCA.

Each medalist has a day to remember befitting their achievements. At the Palace of Westminster medals will be presented by Senior Representatives from official partner One Stop, Places for People, Specsavers, Objective HR and Experian, who all support this unique programme. Following this, medalists are treated to an Open Top Lap of Honour tour before attending a certificate presentation at the prestigious Church House.

The British Citizen Award is widely viewed as the nation’s way of recognising extraordinary, everyday people for exceptional endeavor and are truly representative of today’s multicultural Britain.