Friday, 19 April 2024
Friday, 19 April 2024

Entries for the British Heart Foundation’s Heart Hero Awards are now open

ENTRIES are now open for the 2023 Heart Hero Awards. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is calling for the public to nominate their local heart heroes for their annual award ceremony.  

Held at Glaziers Hall in London, on December 6th 2023 the BHF’s Heart Hero Awards celebrates those who have shown remarkable bravery or have gone above and beyond to help others while coping with the devastating impact of heart and circulatory disease. 

So, if you know someone who has done something amazing to help make a big difference to those living with a heart condition make sure you nominate them for the 2023 Heart Hero Awards. 

There are multiple categories to choose, from innovative fundraisers who have found new and creative ways of raising funds for the BHF’s lifesaving research to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the heart community. 

The charity is also calling for nominations for local CPR and Young Heart Heroes. These awards celebrate young fundraisers, advocates and heart patients aged 18 and under and those who’ve shown incredible courage and bravery to step in and attempt to save a person’s life from cardiac arrest.   

Entries for Fundraising Hero, Outstanding Contribution, BHF Sustainability Partner and BHF Corporate Partner, are accepted from 1 February – 30 April. Nominations for CPR Hero and Young Heart Hero are open all year round.  

BHF will announce shortlisted nominees in May, ahead of the star-studded event in December. 

Previous years have seen celebrities such as former footballer David Ginola, model Olivia Arben and reality TV star, Ollie Proudlock celebrate the winners. 

Becky and Ellie Downie, Olympic gymnasts and new BHF ambassadors are supporters of the charity’s Heart Hero Awards. They attended last year’s ceremony to help hand out awards to the BHF’s incredible supporters. 

Becky said:

“The BHF is a charity that is extremely close to our hearts. Our brother, Josh, sadly died from a sudden cardiac arrest in 2021 while he was playing cricket. CPR was attempted before he was taken to hospital, but nothing could be done to save him. He was just 24. 

“We later found out he had a heart condition called arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, which is genetic and something we continue to be monitored for.” 

Ellie, who recently retired from the sport, added:

“This is why we’re so passionate about supporting the BHF and know there is more research that needs to be done, which could prevent others from losing their loved ones. Every fundraiser, volunteer and researcher is an essential part of making this happen, and the BHF’s Heart Hero Awards highlight the incredible people around the UK who are really helping to make a difference.  

“Entries are now open, so make sure you put forward your heart hero to give them the recognition they deserve.” 

To find out more about the categories and how to nominate, please visit: bhf.org.uk/hhanominate. 

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