Animal Hero awards: More reports



Brian May honoured as Animal Hero Awards’ celebrity supporter of the year
27 November 2014

Brian with badger

Brian May with badger
Queen guitarist and Save Me founder, Dr Brian May CBE,
was named celebrity supporter of the year at the Animal Hero Awards

Dr Brian May, 66, of Windlesham, has received The Observer’s Campaigner of the Year award. Rock star and animal rights campaigner Brian May has been honoured at the annual Animal Hero Awards.

The Queen guitarist, who lives in Windlesham, was awarded with the celebrity supporter of the year award during the ceremony at Grosvenor House in London on Wednesday evening (November 26).

Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden hosted the awards – organised by the Daily Mirror and RSPCA – which were attended by charity representatives, nominees and a host of celebrities.

A judging panel including wildlife campaigner Bill Oddie, TV presenter Jenni Falconer and TV vet Joe Inglis chose the winners off 11 categories, including both pets and people.

Dr May founded the Save Me charity in 2010 and has battled to stop controversial government badger culls across the country.

Earlier this year, he was voted Campaigner of the Year at the Observer Ethical Awards for his Team Badger and Save Me campaigns.

May is also involved with the Wildlife Rocks awareness and fundraising events at Guildford Cathedral.

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27 November 2014

The bravest, most special and talented of animals have been honoured at their Daily Mirror and RSPCA own awards show.

For once, the stars trotting down the red carpet were not all groomed, plucked and polished to perfection. They were, however, champions in their own right. Joined by some of Britain’s best-loved celebrities, a host of creatures great and small stole the show at the Daily Mirror and RSPCA’s annual Animal Hero awards.

At a ceremony hosted by Amanda Holden, 12 gongs were handed out to animals, their owners and volunteers for amazing acts of bravery and loyalty. It was a night when four-legged friends took their turn in the spotlight.

Other famous faces on Wednesday night included Paul O’Grady, Dr Brian May CBE, Ashley Roberts and Dragons’ Den’s Deborah Meaden.


Daily Mirror RSPSA Animal Hero Awards 2014 at the Grosvenor

Brian May – Animal Hero Awards

Passionate: Brian May