Whilst it is understood that Hero can mean many things to many people, the Charity has used the term in the context of describing someone who has given us all a great example. An example from who we can learn and be inspired to emulate.

The dictionary defines a hero as a person distinguished by exceptional courage, nobility, fortitude, etc. or a person who is idealised for possessing superior qualities in any field and it is these traits that we want to recognise and celebrate.

Heroism is most often exemplified through the efforts of ordinary men and women who persistently strive to overcome whatever challenges they face, choosing not to quit, and setting no limit on the heights they personally wish to achieve.

Every single person has the ability to become a hero or heroine – they just need the opportunity.