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Let's celebrate our shining little stars for their bravery


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Highland Heroes 2019 brave child winner Lola Aitken. Picture: Gary Anthony
Highland Heroes 2019 brave child winner Lola Aitken. Picture: Gary Anthony

The past 18 months have been challenging for everyone, but children and young people have been among the hardest hit.

For those young people who already face serious challenges in life due to illness or a disability, it has been even harder. To recognise and celebrate the courage of our youngsters, Highland Heroes 2022 will present the brave child award.

The winner will be a child who has overcome extreme adversity or shown exceptional courage or bravery.

Sponsoring the brave child award for 2022 is Inverness solicitors and estate agents, Macleod & MacCallum.

Alison Martin and Peter Mason, directors at Macleod & MacCallum, brave child award sponsors.
Alison Martin and Peter Mason, directors at Macleod & MacCallum, brave child award sponsors.

Peter Mason, director at Macleod & MacCallum, said: “We are delighted to once again support Highland Heroes, and in particular the brave child of the year award.

“There are so many brave children in our community who face unrelenting challenges and adversity in their young lives. The nominations for the brave child award are always so inspiring and humbling, and of course the past 18 months have been even more challenging for our children and young people as their lives have been severely disrupted during the pandemic.”

Alison Martin, also a director at the legal firm added: “Everyone at Macleod & MacCallum, would encourage everybody to get behind Highland Heroes 2022 and support this important campaign. Please nominate a brave child in your community.

“They deserve to be celebrated for battling through their difficulties in these unprecedented times, and being nominated is a recognition of what they have achieved in their young lives.”

For Highland Heroes 2022 there are 14 main categories:

  • Brave child
  • Healthcare hero
  • Volunteer
  • Charitable organisation
  • Fundraiser
  • Carer
  • Primary pupil
  • Primary teacher
  • Secondary pupil
  • Secondary teacher
  • Community champion
  • School of the year
  • Emergency services or armed forces hero
  • Public servant

Over the coming weeks, your favourite Highland News & Media (HNM) app, websites and newspapers will include special features about the categories along with all the details of how you can nominate individuals or organisations in your community.

Once all of your nominations have been submitted, our judging panel will create a shortlist which will then go before a public vote to choose the Highland Heroes 2022.

There is also a special award, hero of heroes, which will be chosen from the award winners and announced on the night of the awards ceremony.

All of the awards will be presented at the event at the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness on Thursday, March 24.

Nominate your hero at www.hnmedia.co.uk/highlandheroes

Nominations close on Friday, January 14.

Who will you nominate?
Who will you nominate?

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