The Sun’s Who Cares Wins awards, in partnership with NHS Charities Together, honours those across the health and social care sector who go above and beyond for their patients or causes
The awards ceremony, sponsored by the National Lottery and held in partnership with NHS Charities Together, takes place later this year and will be among the many celebrations to mark the NHS turning 75.
Launched this year by long time supporter of the awards, Anthony Joshua who said: “It’s my pleasure to launch this year’s awards. It was truly humbling at last year’s ceremony to hear the incredible stories of heroism that play out across the UK.
“I was blown away by the people I met. To me, they are the real stars. Our health heroes are true fighters.”
“The past few years have been incredibly hard for those working on the front line. They’ve steered us through the coronavirus pandemic while continuing to try to maintain all other services.
“Our NHS is made up of people from all different backgrounds who come together to selflessly help others. They put the great into Great Britain. They don’t do it for the money or for the thanks.
“They are not the sort to put themselves in the spotlight, so this is why The Sun needs you to nominate your healthcare hero.”
Last year’s winners were revealed at a star-studded ceremony at The Roundhouse, hosted by Davina McCall and attended by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and the leader of the opposition, Sir Keir Starmer.
Some of Britain’s best-loved charity campaigners and famous faces were on hand to present the awards including Anthony Joshua, Martin and Roman Kemp, Christine Lampard, Ellie Simmonds, Harry Redknapp, Susanna Reid and Mel B.
The awards will once again be broadcast on Channel 4 and sponsored by The National Lottery.
Ellie Orton, chief executive of NHS Charities Together, said: “We are delighted to be announced as the Who Cares Wins awards official charity partner for what’s sure to be another amazing year — particularly as this summer we mark 75 years of our beloved NHS.”
2022’s Best Doctor winner, Freda Newlands, said: “I was completely speechless when I was presented with the award by Prince Charles during the afternoon before Queen Elizabeth died.
“He was so interested in my work overseas and knew of all the situations which had taken me to the war-torn and disaster-stricken countries.
“It was the honour of a lifetime to meet him.”