Charity search for community heart heroes - The Evesham Observer

Charity search for community heart heroes

Evesham Editorial 31st Dec, 2018   0

A NATIONAL charity is on the hunt for local heroes in Evesham and Pershore.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is launching their Heart Hero Awards 2019 and asking for people to nominate their heart hero.

The awards recognise the different ways people are helping beat heartbreak from heart and circulatory disease. This could be through fundraising, volunteering or helping patients and their families.

This year there are three categories: Healthcare Hero, Young Heart Hero and the Inspiration Award.

The Healthcare Hero award will recognise a doctor, nurse, or person working in a healthcare setting who has made a special effort to make a difference to the life of a heart patient or their family.

The Young Heart Hero award will go to an exceptional person under the age of 18 years who has done something amazing for the BHF and is a source of inspiration to others.

The Inspiration award will recognise a person who inspires others through their determination and dedication.

Whether that is through their fundraising efforts, taking part in a physical challenge, organising an event, or volunteering activities.

Nominations are open until Friday, March 1. The winners will be announced at a very special gala awards dinner that will take place in London in September.

Simon Gillespie, chief executive at the BHF said: “Heart and circulatory diseases affect the lives of millions of people across the UK, often in devastating ways. Yet, there are so many ordinary people who, when confronted with that challenge, are doing extraordinary things.

“The BHF’s Heart Hero Awards recognise and celebrate the efforts of those who are working selflessly to make life better for other people.

“So if you know someone who is making a difference then please put them forward for an award so that their contribution can be recognised.”

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