Vote in this BBC Award for people that stood out making a real positive difference in the community.
There are 8 categories - do you know anyone that you could nominate that has made a real impact in any of the categories?

BBC Radio Tees Make A Difference Awards by Gary Philipson.

I’m Gary Philipson and my day job is presenting the BBC Radio Tees Morning Show between 10 and 2pm every weekday but on match days I’m lucky enough, and it’s a privilege, to get to meet loads of you fellow Boro supporters at the Fanzone.

Last year I was proud to host the BBC Radio Tees Make A Difference Awards here at the Riverside Stadium.

It was such an amazing night meeting and celebrating people who’ve done all sorts of incredible things for each other and our local communities that we are doing it again this year. BUT we need your help.

Do you know someone who’s doing something brilliant for others? Or you might know of a fantastic community group or some great people who really make a difference to lives across Teesside, County Durham and North Yorkshire.

It’s now your turn to do your bit by nominating them for a BBC Radio Tees Make A Difference Award.
Whether it’s caring for someone in need, being a brilliant neighbour, or a dedicated emergency service worker, if you know someone who is really making a difference wherever you are, then get your nominations in!

There are 8 categories;


•Community Group



•Great Neighbour


•The Green Award

•The Together Award

Fellow Boro fans Mark Benton, Jeremy Swift and Steph McGovern are some of our judges this year who will announce the winners at our Make a Difference awards ceremony in September.

Last year it was a real privilege having so many amazing people from where we live in one room altogether letting them know how much we appreciate them. We laughed and cried in equal amounts and had such a brilliant night. So get involved.

We don’t like blowing our own trumpets around here and that’s why the Make A Difference Awards are so important. They are there to hold up a mirror to those who make our part of the world what it is.

You can nominate someone you know now at or click on the QR code below where you can also see full Terms and our Privacy Notice.

Nominations are now open and will close on the Sunday 5 March 2023at 11:00pm.

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