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Hero Awards

Help for Heroes

The Hero Awards began in 2010 when Bryn and Emma Parry, co-founders of Help for Heroes, wanted to recognise those who had gone 'above and beyond' in support of the charity. The awards are treated like the 'Victoria Cross' for the Charity; not necessarily based on the amount of money an individual raises, but rewarding their commitment and dedication to the cause.

Over the past 10 years we have heard about some wonderful supporters. Some have taken on huge personal challenges to raise money for the charity; some have given precious time to help our beneficiaries achieve their own challenges; others have volunteered week after week to answer telephones, write letters and inspire others.

If you know someone who deserves recognition for their incredible support of Help for Heroes, you can nominate them for the following awards:

Fundraising in the Community Award – People’s Award
For the most outstanding supporter of the year who has shown unrivalled dedication to Help for Heroes.

Young Supporter of the Year – Junior Award 
For a young person 18 or under who has shown astonishing commitment to our cause.

You may want to consider the below to help with your nomination:

• Someone who has given that little bit more to show their support
• Local fundraisers
• Someone who puts others first
• Volunteers who make a difference

To nominate someone for a Hero Award, simply click below or send all the details of your nominee and the reason you feel they should win an award to nominations@helpforheroes.org.uk. 

Nominate someone for a Hero Award

Paula Allen - 2017 Hero Award Winner

Affectionately nicknamed Sweet Pea, 2017's Inspirational Volunteer Award winner, Paula 'Everywhere' Allen is just as likely to be found behind a merchandise stall as being instrumental in the running of the Invictus Games Trials or supporting participants by screaming encouragement at events both in her own region and around the country. "Paula does all this with a cheeky smile and a gleam in her eye, she is an excellent example of everything you would wish for in a volunteer." 

"Paula is one of the people who will drop anything to help at an event if at all possible. If you can’t find Paula at an event in the Derbyshire area, it is because she is hiding in a Bear Suit."


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