The search is on for our Allergy Heroes
Allergy UK is launching a nationwide search to find people who have gone above and beyond to raise the profile of allergic disease or to make life easier for people with allergy - people who could be the Charity’s Allergy Heroes for 2018.
The awards aim to recognise and celebrate unsung heroes who have either shown great support for someone living with allergy; done amazing things despite suffering from allergy themselves; or who have helped the 21 million allergy sufferers in the UK by doing their best to raise awareness and understanding of this often debilitating condition.
Nominations are now open and the categories for this year’s awards are:
- Child Hero (deadline for nominations is 29th December 2017)
- Friend, Family or Colleague Hero (deadline for nominations is 29th December 2017)
- Community Hero (deadline for nominations is 29th December 2017)
- Healthcare Professional Hero (deadline for nominations is 31st January 2018)
- Hospital Clinical Team Heroes (deadline for nominations is 31st January 2018)
- Community Clinical Team Heroes (deadline for nominations is 31st January 2018)
Winners will be announced at a special ‘Allergy Superheroes’ event on Thursday 26 April 2018 at Haberdasher’s Hall in London.
Carla Jones, CEO of Allergy UK, says, “Living with allergy can be very challenging and, in some cases, life threatening and we know that it can sometimes be overlooked by those who have no experience of it. That’s why we believe it’s important to celebrate those people who are going the extra mile in supporting those living with the disease and promoting a better understanding of what it can really mean to live with allergy. Our awards give us an opportunity to do that. If you know someone who has gone that extra mile to make life easier for people with allergy or who has inspired you through their own acts of bravery and courage, despite being faced with the challenges and adversity that allergy can bring, we want to know about them.”
Dr Adam Fox, Trustee and Chair of the Health Advisory Board of Allergy UK, says, “The Allergy UK Hero Awards provides a wonderful opportunity to recognise those that have helped and supported people living with allergic disease, whether they are carers, friends or healthcare professionals working hard to provide the best possible standard of care for their patients. Nominees in the health professional categories are nominated by their own patients and their carers. This is a very powerful recognition of those doctors and teams out there whose work is helping to improve the lives of those with allergy and, at the same time, helping to set an improved standard of care for the millions of people in the UK who live with allergic disease.”
If you know someone who deserves recognition, nominate them today.