The British Heart Foundation (BHF) will host its third national Heart Hero Awards ceremony this year, and is calling on Helensburgh and Lomond residents to nominate their own unsung local star.

Nominees could follow in the footsteps of Helensburgh lad Findlay Campbell, who was named as one of the charity's Young Heart Heroes in 2017 for his tireless efforts to raise awareness of the charity and its work.

Findlay had life-saving heart surgery in 2018, when he was fitted with a new pacemaker after being diagnosed before birth with complete congenital heart block.

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Nominations can range from inspirational children and remarkable fund-raisers to heroic individuals who stepped up and saved the life of a stranger.

It can be a nurse or doctor working in the field of heart disease or even a young person with the condition who has shown incredible courage and determination.

Shining a light on those Heart Heroes will help the BHF raise awareness of the need for continued funding in order to inspire hope in those 700,000 people living in Scotland with conditions such as stroke, coronary heart disease, vascular dementia and diabetes.

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There are three categories open for public nominations: My Healthcare Hero, Inspiration and the Young Heart Hero Award which highlights those champions under the age of 18.

The shortlisted nominees will be invited to an awards ceremony in London in September, where the winners will be announced.

In order to nominate your local hero, visit

Entries close on Saturday, February 29.