Thursday, 12 July 2012

Corrie cast nominate their Pride of Britain unsung heroes

Coronation Street stars Charlie Condu, Toby Sawyer and Sue Cleaver come out to see the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain BusCoronation Street cast members  took time out to nominate their unsung heroes for the Mirror's Pride of Britain Awards.

Catherine Tyldesley, who plays Eva Price, nominated staff at Manchester’s Christie Hospital, one of Europe’s leading cancer treatment centres, for an honour.

She said: “It is the most incredible place, they make lives so much better. A couple of my friends and family have been helped by them. The job they do is awesome. A lot of us here at Coronation Street are right behind them for Pride of Britain. The awards are very important. They are one of the things, like fish and chips, pies, puddings and pubs that make me proud to be British.”

Samia Ghadie, who plays Maria Connor, nominated the East Cheshire Hospice which cared for her father Joseph when he lost his battle with cancer in 2009. She said: “The doctors and nurses there do an amazing job.”

John Michie, who plays Karl Munro, said: “I’d like to nominate a group of people I think work really hard – teachers at inclusive comprehensive schools who not only educate academically but also about life.”

Charlie Condou (Marcus Dent) said: “I’m nominating all the NHS’s paediatric specialist nurses. They do a wonderful job and many families exist because of their fine work.”

Sue Cleaver (Eileen Grimshaw) nominated all of Britain’s volunteers.

The Mirror's Pride of Britain, sponsored by Lidl, is in its 14th year and honours ordinary people who do extraordinary things. There some good video interviews and pictures of the Pride of Britain bus on Coronation Street at the Mirror website here where you can also nominate your own unsung heroes.

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1 comment:

Jane Markland said...

Lovely to see Charlie, Catherine and Samia nominated those who work in the NHS. Increasingly harder to care for patients and their families due to budget cuts and restraints, feedback from patients makes all the difference.

Working in our health service is a world away from being on TV, nice to see such down to earth people at Corrie!

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