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UK Heart Safe Awards 2019 launches with new headline sponsor!

The 8th annual UK Heart Safe Awards launches today with this year’s new online nomination platform and a new headline sponsor Philips, one of the charities founding partners.

Philips is represented by their official Distributor ProCardio and AED360

With 14 awards up for grabs with categories ranging from Community Responder, Emergency Services, Not for Profit, Large Businesses to Professional Services – companies from all sectors across the UK have the opportunity to be a part of the most prestigious awards event of the year. The awards hosted by Hand on Heart, a dedicated children’s charity committed to saving children’s lives and raising awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in the young.

The UK Heart Safe Awards will take place on Friday 4th October at the Principal Manchester Hotel.

The award evening is an emotional and heart-warming night with stories shared from survivors and their families of children and adults of cardiac arrests, highlighting that sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time. That the importance of having defibrillators and the need for bystanders to perform CPR whilst waiting for the emergency services to arrive can make a huge difference.

Lesley Appleton Fundraising Coordinator for Hand on Heart commented “We’re delighted to have Philips as our new headline sponsor this year and so excited to be working with them on the awards. With a new venue The Principal Manchester Hotel and a new online nomination platform this year’s awards will encourage many to enter. Last year’s awards were attended by over 350 guests from all around the UK with people travelling down from the Trossachs in Scotland down to guests coming all the way up from Cornwall to Manchester.

The Awards are a true national event that comes together to celebrate the achievements of the many individuals, organisations and companies for having ‘heart safe environments ‘(i.e. having a defibrillator on site). We are delighted to be working with one of the charities founding partners, having the Philips brand and support as headline sponsors to the 8th annual awards mean a great deal to us. We wish everyone who enters good luck!”.