Last chance for Merseyside residents to
nominate their Brave Britons
RESIDENTS on Merseyside are being urged
to nominate unsung heroes and community champions as part of a nationwide search
to find:- 'The Best Of British.'
Global hearing specialist Amplifon has launched Amplifon Awards for Brave
Britons in memory of the company's founder and 2nd World War hero, Charles
Holland, who was honoured for his bravery by Britain and America.
After the war the courageous veteran dedicated his life to providing better
hearing for people affected by the conflict and in 1950 launched Amplifon, which
has become a global company specialising in providing the best in class hearing
solutions and devices.
To honour his valiant actions, The Amplifon Awards for Brave Britons will
celebrate the achievements of exceptional people from all walks of life, of all
ages and from all over the United Kingdom.
Nominations can be made in 4 categories:- Outstanding Military Bravery,
Against all Odds, Community Champion and Hero Pet and Amplifon are keen to
receive nominations from people in Southport and other areas on Merseyside,
including on the Wirral.
All those who nominate a hero will be entered into a free prize draw for a
chance to win a ₤250 M&S gift card.
Colin Hallwood, audiologist at Amplifon's Lord Street branch in the town said:-
"These awards celebrate the real unsung heroes in our local communities;
those truly remarkable people who are an inspiration to us all.
We are looking for people who have overcome adversity to take on an exceptional
challenge, community champions who have made a significant or inspirational
contribution to their neighbourhood, hero pets who have transformed the lives of
their owners, and former military personnel who showed courage in the service of
If you know someone who epitomises the 'Best of British' and deserves to be
recognised then we'd love to hear about them."
Closing Date:- Friday, 11 August 2017, and nominations can be made via the Amplifon
The winners will be unveiled by Falklands War Veteran, Simon West, who was
voted Britain's greatest hero in in a 2014 poll, at a ceremony in the Army and
Navy Club, London, on Tuesday, 17 October 2017.
A panel of judges will also choose an overall Hero from the category winners who
will win a trip to Italy.
Paymentshield protects young hearts with 3 peaks challenge
A group of colleagues have taken on the toughest trekking challenge
Yorkshire has to offer in the pursuit of raising much needed funds for heart
charity Vital Signs Foundation (VSF).
7 employees of Paymentshield, based in Southport, completed the Yorkshire Three
Challenge, on 23 June 2017, raising ₤850 for the organisation.
Vital Signs Foundation, Paymentshield's charity of the year, provides free heart
screening for young people with the aim of reducing instances of sudden cardiac
arrest in those aged 15 to 35 and making sure no heart condition goes
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge incorporates the peaks of Pen-Y-Ghent,
Whernside and Ingleborough, which must be traversed in 12 hours or under. The
peaks form part of the Pennine range and encircle the head of the valley of the
River Ribble in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. In total, the route is 24
miles long and includes 5,200ft of ascent.
Michaela Walsh, a content marketing executive at the company who took part in
the challenge, said:- "The challenge was certainly tough going and felt
much longer than it was with the weather not being on our side, but it was all
worth it once we'd completed the 3rd peak in the knowledge that we'd raised
vital funds for such a worthwhile cause. The Vital Signs Foundation is
incredibly important to us and it was a joy to help raise money for them while
raising awareness of an issue rarely talked about. Too many young people are
unaware they have a heart condition, so the more screenings made available, the
Other members of
Paymentshield who joined Michaela on the trek include:- Stephanie
Barton, Ilona Cottrell, Steven Aindow, Andy MacBenn, Andrew Holt and Rob