A world-renowned make-up artist has been thanked for her support of Help for Heroes with the presentation of the Charity’s top award.
Lee Pycroft, started a service called ‘MY-Makeover’ after she saw the positive effects of doing a makeover for her mother when she was in a hospice suffering with terminal cancer, and offered her services to the Help for Heroes Band of Sisters fellowship – which offers support for family members of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans.
Lee often visits Help for Heroes Recovery Centre Tedworth House and brings her great team of make-up artists. They organise regular pamper days for the Band of Sisters – the spouses and family members of service personnel who are injured and ill.
Lee’s incredible support offers the Band of Sisters a chance to take some for themselves, a lot of the members have dedicated their time to their loved ones so do not often get this kind of opportunity. Being around others in the same situations in a relaxed environment like this has also led to some great friendships.
Lee added: “I became involved with H4H through an initiative I set up called MY-Makeover that uses beauty treatments and make up as a form of self -care to aid wellbeing and boost self-esteem. We always enjoy visiting the Band of Sisters and Brothers. It is a privilege and and honour to receive a Hero Award and I feel humbled to have been given such a gift of recognition.”
The Hero Awards were launched in 2010 by H4H co-founders Bryn and Emma Parry, and are a way of celebrating and saying thank-you to extraordinary supporters for voluntarily going above and beyond and giving up their time to assist the charity in delivering lifelong support to wounded heroes.
The night was full of emotion as volunteers and fundraisers heard first-hand from H4H ambassadors about how much they appreciated and were overwhelmed by the passion and capacity of the general public to demonstrate their support for the nation’s heroes.
Throughout the evening, 35 awards were handed out with categories including Outstanding Fundraising and Commitment, Services Above and Beyond the Call of Duty and Extraordinary Bravery and Dedication to Help for Heroes. The awards were presented to the winners by wounded men and women who have benefitted first-hand from the efforts of supporters.
Bryn Parry, H4H co-founder, said: “The Hero Awards are our way of recognising and saying thank you to our generous supporters for their truly outstanding support and contribution to the charity. The dedication and commitment of our supporters never ceases to both amaze and humble me.
“Their limitless enthusiasm to do their bit for the blokes is incredibly valuable and really does make a difference in helping us with our mission to provide lifelong support to our wounded, injured and sick.”
If you are interested in joining the Band of Brothers or the Band of Sisters fellowships then please visit http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/get-support/