Michael Cashman MEP to present this year's Secularist of the Year award

Posted: Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:56

Preparations are well in hand for this year's Secularist of the Year and it promises to be a memorable occasion. Heroism is on the agenda, so we hope you will be there to help us celebrate an exceptional winner.

We are delighted to announce that this year's Irwin Prize will be presented by relentless campaigner for equality and Human Rights, Michael Cashman MEP. Michael has represented the West Midlands Constituency as a Labour Member of the European Parliament since 1999. He is an honorary associate of the NSS and was one of the co-founders of the lesbian, gay and bisexual rights charity Stonewall. Michael was awarded a CBE in the 2012 New Year Honour's list for his work in fighting for equality. He is however possibly best known for his role as Colin Russell in the BBC´s soap opera EastEnders, a character remembered for being a participant in the first gay kiss in a British Soap Opera.

The nominations for this year's award can be viewed here.

The date: Saturday 23 March, the time: 12.30 for 1pm start. There will be a welcome cocktail, a three course meal with tea or coffee and the usual warm and friendly buzz of a secular social.

The event will be held in a top central London venue and we hope will prove as memorable and congenial as all eight previous occasions. Tickets are £45 and are available from here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Secularist of the Year

Nominations and ticket sales for this year's event have now closed. Nominations for next year's even will open arround December.

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