Wellness

Calling all super women!

Know an amazing woman who’s working tirelessly to improve the health or wellness of others? It’s time to celebrate her…

Do you know someone who’s committed to improving the health and wellbeing of others? If so, we want to hear from you! For the second year running, Boots is sponsoring the Wellness Warrior category at the prestigious Women Of The Year Awards, which has been celebrating incredible women for the last 60 years.

Last year, Lizzy Hall won our first ever award for creating The Hygiene Bank – like a food bank, but for essential toiletries. Her tireless, inspiring work fights poverty by giving people basic hygiene products such as shower gel, tampons and deodorant, because everyone deserves to feel clean. Since her win, donation deposit points for The Hygiene Bank have been set up in 25 Boots stores – so we’ll all be able to get involved and help.

Out of more than 1,000 entries, runners-up included the founder of a confidence-boosting choir, a ‘new mums’ mental health champion and a woman changing the stereotypes around hiking – so if you know someone like that, it’s time to put them forward and sing their praises!

The winner will be invited to mingle with other amazing females at the glitzy annual lunch, where guests over the years have included Margaret Thatcher, Zandra Rhodes, the Duchess of Cornwall and Nicole Kidman. The winner and runners-up will also be featured in the November/December issue of Boots Health & Beauty magazine.

So whether it’s a colleague doing online fitness classes for retired folk, your daughter’s friend running her own upcycling initiative, or a neighbour who’s set up a community help scheme, nominate your Wellness Warrior by 16 June 2020 and they could find themselves one of the deserving winners enjoying the star-studded lunch on 12 October 2020. Find out more at womenoftheyear.co.uk.

How to nominate
Fill in the below form with the following details:

  • Your name and the name of your nominee.
  • Your relationship to the nominee.
  • Your address and phone number.
  • Your nominee’s address and phone number.
  • A description (of no more than 250 words) outlining why they are a true Wellness Warrior, including:
    • A summary of what they have done to improve the wellness – mental or physical – of others.
    • Who the beneficiaries are and any feedback on what a difference their efforts have made.
    • How much time they have dedicated to this work.
  • Any obstacles they may have overcome to make a difference.

Please note:

  • Any entries over 250 words may not be considered; or only the first 250 words will be considered.
  • An internal panel at Boots and Ogilvy will select the shortlist from all valid entries submitted via bootshealthandbeauty.com/wellnesswarrior2020entry. The winner will be notified by 14th August.
  • The winner and potential shortlisted nominees will be featured in an interview-style feature in the November/December issue of Boots Health & Beauty magazine. You will need to be available in mid-August for this.
  • Shortlisted nominees may be featured in the digital magazine and in communications.
  • Nominations close at 11.59pm on 16 June 2020.
  • Please get consent from your nominee before nominating them.
  • You and your nominee must be aged 18 or over. Both of you must be available for interview in mid-August. Before nominating, please read our full terms and conditions.