Two Trafford residents are to receive awards at the Palace of Westminster for their phenomenal contributions to charities and communities.

Nathan Richardson and Wayne Devlin are to receive British Citizen Awards at an event hosted by the BBC's Naga Munchetty next month.

Messenger Newspapers: Nathan Richardson.Nathan Richardson.

Nathan, from Sale, was nominated for recognition after he raised almost £10,000 for charities Mind and The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity by running thousands of miles to all 92 grounds in the Premier League and the English Football League.

He was inspired to start running around three years ago, when a struggle with his mental health was worsened by the loss of two loved ones in a short time.

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As if almost £10,000 for two charities were not enough, Nathan started to take a litter picker and a plastic bag with him, to help the environment as he ran.

His British Citizen Award is for services to healthcare.

Messenger Newspapers: Wayne Devlin.Wayne Devlin.

Wayne, from Urmston, was nominated for recognition for more than 10 years of work which has seen him raise around three quarters of a million pounds.

The crooner, who was once a columnist for The Messenger, appeared at a range of events and last year performed for 24 hours straight to support Alzheimer's Society in honour of Tony Bennett.

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During lockdown, and despite a spell with coronavirus of his own, Wayne made clips to send to others with a message of encouragement and a song.

His British Citizen Award is for services to the arts.

Jonny McQuarrie, the managing director of One Stop, partner of the British Citizen Awards, said: "This year’s medallists have reminded us of how many amazing people are supporting our communities, especially during these challenging times.

"We serve communities across the country, and we know how important voluntary work is to support those in need.

"We're proud to be partnering with the BCA again and to play a small part in helping each medallist to be recognised.

"Our congratulations go to all honourees," he added.