Thursday, 29 November 2012

The 2012 TalkTalk Digital Heroes

The TalkTalk 2012 Digital Heroes Awards have taken place and the winners have been announced. This is the sixth year that Citizens Online has worked with TalkTalk on the Digital Heroes Awards and our Chief Executive, John Fisher, once again performed the role of Master of Ceremonies.

The UK’s Digital Hero for 2012 is Claire Sutcliffe, who founded Code Club, a nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11. There are now over 300 Code Clubs across the UK, all run by professional programmers who volunteer their time. Claire plans to use the grant to improve their website and expand the network of clubs even further.

There were two outstanding finalists in the new category of Young Digital Hero – May Gabriel, who founded the It’s OK campaign to tackle the stigma around depression, and Elliot Massey, who started an online information service for buses in Torbay. After much deliberation, the award went to May Gabriel, with a special commendation for Elliot.

Congratulations to all those who took part.

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