IT IS with great pleasure that I will be hosting the tenth annual Pride of Britain awards on ITV1 in October.

As your readers may know it is an incredibly uplifting occasion where HRH Prince Charles and the prime minister join a star-studded audience to honour the nation's unsung heroes.

For me it is the only awards show on TV that really matters, because the winners are real people who could not be more deserving. It is a chance for us to celebrate Britain at its' best and I am not surprised it has become the biggest national event of its' kind.

Over the past decade, like many millions of viewers, I have been stunned, moved and inspired by what our winners have done.

Yet I know there are many more heroes and heroines whose achievements go unrecognised. And that's why I am appealing to readers to tell us about them.

We are looking for the people who put the great into Britain, to honour at this year's very special tenth anniversary gala in London. It will be screened on Wednesday October 1 at 8pm on ITV1.

We want to hear about those individuals who make the world a better place - from courageous children and adults, people who improve their neighbourhoods, tireless care-workers, teachers, campaigners, charity fundraisers to members of the emergency services who put their lives at risk for others.

You can nominate by email:, online or by writing to the address below.

Or, you can pick up a form, fill it in and post it in the Pride of Britain boxes at your local Co-operative food store or travel, bank or pharmacy branch. Nominations must be received by Friday August 1 to be considered by our panel of judges.

I know Pride of Britain 2008 will be another memorable night. But we need readers help to make it so.

Carol Vorderman Pride of Britain Awards PO Box 4014 London E14 5BF