|Who Is Your Family Hero?
Nominate someone special and they could win £5000
National children and families charity, 4Children, in partnership with Take a Break magazine, has opened its annual 4Children and Take a Break Family Heroes Awards for nominations. The Family Heroes Awards take place each year to celebrate unsung heroes in each region of the country who go above and beyond the call of duty to support children and families through tough times.
The Family Heroes Awards recognise extraordinary people whose dedication and kindness have touched people’s lives and helped them to overcome adversity. The awards are open to everyone, from people who work or volunteer to support families, to those who take self sacrifice and care for their own family to a whole new level. 12 regional family heroes will be selected, with one inspirational hero being chosen as the overall national Family Hero 2014 and thanked for their selfless devotion with a cash prize of £5,000.
Returning to host the awards for a fourth year, radio and television presenter, Neil Fox said:
Anne Longfield OBE, Chief Executive of 4Children said: “With recent 4Children research showing that most people feel that family life is harder now than it was twenty years ago, it’s clear that for many, life remains an uphill battle. That’s why it’s more important than ever to find and thank those people who go above and beyond to help others through difficult times – often without realising what their actions mean to those around them. We believe that finding our family heroes will help to inspire people across the country to do as much as they can to help people in their families and communities.”
Rebecca Fleming, Editor of Take a Break, said: “It is always an enormous privilege to meet all our Family Heroes finalists and to hear their stories. They are special people who every day go the extra mile to help others through difficult times. To us, they are all true heroes.”
If you know or are related to someone who you think is a true family hero, why not show your appreciation by nominating them for this prestigious award? Nominations opened on Thursday 22 May 2014 and will close on 31 August 2014. A family hero will be selected from each of the 12 UK regions (London, South East, South West, North East, North West, East of England, East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire & the Humber, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). One regional winner will be crowned the UK’s Overall Family Hero 2014 and will receive a £5,000 cash prize.
Each finalist will receive an all expenses paid trip to London to attend the glamorous Family Heroes Awards Ceremony on 6 November 2014 and will have their story featured in Britain’s best selling women’s weekly, Take a Break.