BBC Sussex Community Heroes Awards 2017

BBC Sussex

Local Heroes Awards

We are proud and honoured to announce that Deen Relief and its founder, Mr Shabek Ali were awarded the BBC Sussex Local Heroes Awards in the category of “Volunteer” for our “Feed the Homeless in Brighton” project.

BBC Sussex Local Heroes Awards - Volunteer

Now in its seventh year, the idea of the BBC Sussex Local Heroes Awards is to recognise unsung heroes from across the county, with entries being sought in a variety of categories. They are designed to reflect everything from good neighbours to sporting achievement.

Mark Carter, Assistant Managing Editor at BBC Sussex, launched the annual awards scheme in 2011 and has overseen them ever since. Mark says:

“I can’t believe we’ve reached year seven of our annual awards. The ceremony in November is always a special occasion but just discovering how many amazing people there are doing such great work here in Sussex is a true privilege. I’m always amazed by both the quality and quantity of entries we receive across the various categories.”

Deen Relief and its founder Mr Shabek Ali won the award in the category:

  • Volunteer – Awarded to a person or group who gives up their time voluntarily to help out a charity or good cause.



The finalists were announced in October 2017 and the winners of each category in November 2017. Follow the links below for full information on BBC website: