• Neil Fox

    “As many of us know raising a family is one of life’s most incredible and rewarding experiences...but it is also, at times, one of the hardest jobs out there and sometimes we all need a bit of extra help to get by and give our children the best possible start in life.These awards are the least we can offer to the heroes that have inspired us and helped us to get through the daily challenges of everyday life.”

    Neil Fox - Presenter & DJ

Family Heroes 2011

logoIn 2011 4Children and Take a Break scoured the UK to find heroes among us who have transformed the lives of children and families and who have really helped and given hope through times of adversity. 

We received hundreds of nominations from all across the country. The nominations received were of a very high standard with many stories of wonderful people going above and beyond to make a lasting difference to a child or family. Finally we narrowed them down and chose just 2 finalist heroes for each of the 9 English regions, and for Wales, for Scotland, and Northern Ireland. We also had 3 finalists from the RAF Community for the special RAF Family Heroes Award.

We then invited the finalists to London to celebrate their hard work and dedication at our glamorous black tie Awards Evening at the Grand Connaught Rooms on 20th October. The award ceremony was hosted by Arlene Phillips, World renowned Choreographer and Television Judge and Neil Fox, Magic FM DJ, with a guest appearance by Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Each regional hero was announced at the ceremony from the 2 regional finalist heroes and then the National Hero was chosen from the regional heroes.

The evening proved to be a night to remember for all of those involved, particularly so for the winning heroes who were invited up on stage to receive their awards and get their photo taken alongside the celebrity hosts. Below is a list of all of our inspirational heroes and runners up, please click on the awards to find out more information about the hard work that they do.

The National Hero was presented with a cheque for £2000 kindly donated by Take a Break.

The Winners were:

Click here to see the runner up regional heroes

Click here to see the celebrity support for Family Heroes 2011

We have put together two short videos of the Awards Ceremony, which you can view here: