Yorkshire has heart



With just days until The Yorkshire Choice Awards close nominations, time is running out for submissions from those hoping to be considered for one of the prestigious accolades. Celebrating achievement in Yorkshire, all categories cover a wide range of skill sets and backgrounds but they all have one thing in common – the will to achieve.

This year’s chosen charity will be The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund, raising money for defibrillator equipment in sport that could prove the difference between life and death.

Lizzie Jones, who was recently announced as ITV’s Lorraine Kelly’s Inspirational Woman of the Year, is spearheading The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund with the RFL Benevolent Fund, in honor of her late husband Danny.


Welsh International Danny died after suffering a cardiac arrest, just minutes after being substituted during a game last year.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) estimates more than 6,000 people are born each year in the UK with a genetic fault that puts them at a high risk of suffering from an inherited heart condition which could lead to a heart attack or cardiac arrest.

After meeting Lizzie earlier this year, co-founders Jo Maltby and Melanie Malcolm said ‘We were so taken aback with Lizzie’s story and what she has achieved in such difficult circumstances that we decided to choose The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund as our chosen charity for 2016/17’.

The Awards are searching for both inspirational people and businesses but nominations close 31st October 2016. A public vote will commence the second week of November, which will decide the ultimate winners.

Visit www.yorkshirechoiceawards.co.uk for more information on how to vote and the selection of categories available.


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