In 2017, the Sheila McKechnie Foundation awarded their People’s Choice Award  to Roger Casale, founder and CEO of New Europeans UK for the #RightToStay campaign, following a vote by the public.

Peter Tatchell and Roger Casale

In accepting the award Roger Casale said:

“I dedicate this award to the unseen, unheard, unknown EU citizen living in Britain today. And I say to that person, stand up, you have a voice, you have rights, you are not alone. We stand with you. Your voice is our voice. Your rights are our rights. Together we will be heard. Together we will win.”

The award ceremony was due to take place at the House of Lords on Thursday, 23 March but was moved to The Foundry Conference Centre in London following an attack in Westminster.

The inspirational human rights campaigner and broadcaster, Peter Tatchell presented the award and read the citation which was as follows: