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Nominations Open for Jersey’s First Jersey Heart Awards!
November 11, 2016
Public nominations are now open for Jersey’s first Jersey Heart Awards, organised by the BHF Jersey Branch to recognize Islanders playing a leading role in the local fight against cardiovascular disease, Jersey’s biggest killer.
There are several categories up for public nomination, each recognizing important life-saving roles within the community. From individuals who have had to use quick thinking to administer CPR to save someone’s life (Local Life-Saver Award) or a local living with cardiovascular disease that has taken on a personal challenge to prove that heart disease won’t win (Heart Champion), to individuals encouraging healthy life choices within the community (Healthy Heart Ambassadors), young ambassadors (Young Heart Hero) or those offering vital support to Islanders through difficult times (Heart Supporter).
The deadline for nominations is Sunday 8th January when the panel of judges will whittle down entries to a shortlist of finalists for public vote. Award winners will be announced at the Jersey Heart Awards Gala Dinner being hosted at the Pomme D’or Hotel on Saturday 4th March 2017.
Nominations can be made through the BHF Jersey website along with full details about each category and the Gala Dinner.
2017 Award Categories 2017:
Public Vote: Nomination Deadline Sunday 8th January.
Local Life Saver
Healthy Heart Ambassador
Young Heart Hero
As well as these public nominated categories, the BHF Jersey Branch will be recognising its top Fundraising Champion(s), Corporate Supporters and Super Volunteers. Any organisations wishing to support the awards should please email Jersey@bhf.org.uk.
Heart and circulatory disease claims the lives of around 155,000 people in the Channel Islands and the UK each year. Every pound raised will help the BHF fulfil its ambition to fund half a billion pounds of life saving heart research over the next five years, and bringing us ever closer to beating heart disease.
Summer Parkin, Fundraising Manager for the BHF in the Channel Islands commented “As well as fundraising for our life-saving research, there are a number of Islanders who go above and beyond to support and encourage healthy hearts within the community. Our mission is to win the fight against heart disease and Islanders play a massive part in this - so we would like to recognise those special people who have joined our battle against this heartless disease.”