All three nominees for this award have now been announced. The winning group will be voted for by the public through this website. Select the organisation that you would like to win and feel is the most deserving below. The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony.
Please remember only one vote per person. Voting closes at midnight on 12 October 2017.
Here are the 2017 nominees:
Children's Heart Surgery Fund
Children’s Heart Surgery Fund is the award-winning charity supporting the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit at the Leeds General Infirmary. We fund equipment, staff posts, resources and training for those who work on the heart wards; and support children and adults with congenital heart disease and their families from across Yorkshire. Around 400 children have open heart surgery at the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit each year; and around 10,000 are outpatients. We are funded by generous donations from the general public and our corporate supporters, and by the amazing efforts of our fundraisers.
Heart Research UK
We are very proud that Heart Research UK has been helping little hearts for 50 years this year. We support children through funding pioneering research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease, through education and through our Helping Little Hearts programme of exercise prescription for children after heart surgery or who are living with a heart condition. We are currently funding research to improve treatment for babies with congenital heart disease by using special cells to grow life-like blood vessels; research to develop special exercise programmes for children born with ‘half a heart’ plus research to develop new technology to improve imaging of children’s hearts. Our next priority is to fund heart camps for children with heart disease and their families where they can safely learn to exercise and eat healthily in a programme tailored to their needs. The pilot camp will happen right here in Yorkshire. Your vote would help us to fund even more research and education so that fewer children have to suffer.
twitter : @heartresearchuk
Facebook : www.facebook.com/heartresearchuk/
Website : https://heartresearch.org.uk/
PACT ( the Parents Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia)
For the past 40 years PACT has provided support to every family who is referred to the Oncology unit at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and whose child has cancer or leukaemia. We provide practical support by purchasing equipment for the ward, school room and clinic and for the community nurses who look after the children in their own homes. Every year we provide trips and treats for the children and their families and we own two caravans. This year it is our 40th Anniversary and we are very pleased to be able to mark this with a new £670,000 Day Care Centre at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, providing the best facilities possible to support the children and their families. We are funded by generous donations from the general public and our corporate sponsors, and amazing fundraising from families who have been supported by PACT – how they find the time considering what they are dealing with is truly remarkable.
Website : www.pactfriends.co.uk
Facebook : facebook.com/PACT-Sheffield