We are very proud to announce that ELoH’s Co-founder Sarah Hope has won the Herts Advertiser’s ‘Parent in a Million’ award! It’s an amazing recognition and very well deserved by Sarah, who has done so much for her daughter Pollyanna and amputee children around the world.
The prestigious community award celebrated Sarah’s massive efforts in raising awareness of issues facing child amputees both abroad and in the UK. She has successfully campaigned for NHS funding of children’s prosthetic running blades over the past year (read Sarah’s personal Telegraph article about it here).
The award involved a lovely ceremony, where Sarah had all of her family cheering her on – husband Christopher and children Barnaby, Sapphire and Pollyanna. Afterwards the family went out to celebrate Sarah and Christopher’s 19th wedding anniversary.
Sarah said: “I still can’t believe that I have won this incredible award! I don’t know who nominated me for it, but I would quite like to know so I can say thank you!”
She also reminded us all of the importance in continually helping others and giving kindness. “I hope other people will see how important it is that even when bad things have happened to you, you can turn it into something positive and do good things for others. I believe that kindness is as important for the giver, as it is for the receiver.”
Recently Sarah Hope was interviewed by John Snow on Channel 4 and on BBC radio 5 live. For more on Sarah’s inspiring work through Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope take a look at the Projects section on our website.