Heart Heroes North East

Everyone who was nominated is very special and we are proud so many amazing people have the chance to be recognised for their fight against heart disease. 

We are delighted to announce the winners for our North East Supporter Day are as follows:

Young Heart Hero

For an exceptional young person raising awareness of the BHF's aims and ambitions. This person might be a heart patient, a campaigner, a blogger, a volunteer or a fundraiser.

Winner: Cole Taylor. Having suffered a cardiac arrest and needing to be revived by CPR alone, Cole is lucky to be alive. Now as a determined eight year old he is actively involved in playing in goal for his local football team and set up ‘Cole’s Goal’ to increase awareness.

Winner: Hazel and Chloe Proud. Sisters Chloe and Hazel were four and six year olds when they saw their Dad have a heart attack at just 35 years old. But these two brave little girls helped their Mum raise over £18,000 for the BHF to raise funds and awareness. 

Fighting Spirit Award  

This award will go to an individual or group of people who have been affected by congenital heart disease and used their experiences as a force for good.

Winner: Angel Cook was seven months old when she was diagnosed with a heart condition and now, at 10 she is on her second pacemaker. Her positive shines through all her fundraising events and her efforts to raise awareness of heart disease 

Winner: Chanel Murrish. Having had heart surgery one minute after being born, Chanel Murrish is the youngest person ever to have open heart surgery. Since she was born she has been a fighter, and she approaches life with the same bravery and keeps smiling no matter what. 

Heart Health Professional Award  

This award will go to an individual who has shown drive and commitment to improve the lives of heart patients and/or their families. This could be BHF-funded scientists, cardiologists, cardiac rehabilitation instructors, pharmacists, GP's and nurses.

Winner: Emma Scott. Community Defibrillator Officer Emma is completely committed to saving lives. She has worked with the BHF on five defibrillator projects in Rotherham and Sheffield, which are already saving lives.

Inspiration 

This award will go to an individual or group of people who have been affected by congenital heart disease and used their experiences as a force for good.

Winner: Jim Lynskey. 21-year old Jim is Britain’s youngest mechanical heart patient. He now has a mechanical heart implanted into his chest and is on the transplant list for a new heart. Despite going through all of this, Jim supports the BHF’s work at every level.

Finalists: Sue and Ben Fellows and Amy Waite

 

CPR Hero Awards

These awards were presented to people who have saved lives through their swift action by performing CPR when someone went into cardiac arrest. Awards were presented to the following winner:

  • Cheryl Overton

 

The Heart Heroes event is part of annual supporter day events. If you are interested to hear about the work of the BHF, meet our Chief Executive Simon Gillespie and our funded researchers and see our science up close, you can find out more about your local Supporter Day here.