Nominations for heroism award close this week

The search for the first ever winner of the recently established The Annie Dow Heroism Award – TADHA for short, which celebrate acts of heroism by young people with additional support needs in Scotland, will close to nominations on Saturday, January 31.

The winner of the inaugural award will be announced at an awards ceremony at Edinburgh’s Summerhall and will receive a cash prize of £2,500. Two runners-up will each receive a cash prize of £500.

Officially launched in October 2014, TADHA takes its inspiration from Annie Dow, a young woman who has additional support needs, who saved the lives of her mother, father, family friend and dog Hamish when she bravely raised the alarm after discovering a fire in the middle of the night which destroyed her home.

TADHA founder and mother of Annie, Sophie Dow is urging anyone who knows of any young person that might be eligible to receive TADHA recognition to put them forward for consideration:

Sophie said: “TADHA will highlight the abilities, rather than the inabilities, that anyone with additional support needs have.”

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