Earlier this week Louis Tomlinson and a whole host of celebs turned out in force to the London’s Hilton Park Lane hotel to honour the unsung heroes of the NHS at the NHS Heroes Awards.
Louis presented an award to Freya Lewis who lost her best friend Nell Andrews in the Manchester arena terror attack, and in spite of suffering serious injuries herself, has raised thousands for the medics in the unit who saved her life.
Young Fundraising Hero, Freya Lewis, raised £40,000 for @RMCHosp’s charity, after surviving the Manchester Arena bombing. On behalf of the whole of the NHS, we are proud to honour such a brave young woman ? #NHSAwards #NHS70 #NHSAwards ?photo by @MENnewsdesk pic.twitter.com/wMNJDMuNCd
— NHS England (@NHSEngland) May 14, 2018
Freya is a strong inspirational individual who despite everything and still recovering continues to astound and gain even more respect for how she’s dealt with everything that has happened in the past 12 months. In a further show of just how determined she is Freya will take part in Great Manchester Run this weekend with her dad. You can sponsor them here.
He also took time to pose with fans including @gracevalliere. Louis told fans the awards were “good and very emotional.”
Paul O’Grady said: “We will be honouring the incredible medical staff and also the dedicated work of porters, cleaners and of course the army of volunteers without whom the NHS could not function.”
The celeb guest list for the first-ever NHS Heroes Awards was impressive. Also in attendance was:
The Duchess of Cornwall, Dame Shirley Bassey, Richard Hammond, Carol Vorderman, Scarlett Moffatt, Sir Tom Jones, Georgia May Foote, Katie Piper, Gordon Ramsay, Lord Robert Winston, Georgia Toffolo, Peter Andre,Ferne McCann, Stacey Solomon, Gaby Roslin, Ashley Banjo, Helen Worth, Nick Knowles, Shirley Ballas, Candice Brown,Billie Faiers, Michael Sheen, Tinie Tempah, Dame Kelly Holmes and Christopher Biggins.
The UK’s first ever female professor of surgery will also be recognised for her incredible work and for being a role model to many other women.
Award winners also include a mother who raised more than £2m to fund cancer research after losing her son to the disease.
The winners were chosen by a judging panel which included Dr Miriam Stoppard, Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid, TV presenter Dr Ranj Singh, President of the Royal College of Nursing Cecilia Anim CBE, National Director for Mental Health, NHS England, Claire Murdoch, presenter Fiona Phillips and TV presenter and campaigner Katie Piper.
You can see Louis present Freya with her very well deserved award for her inspirational and inspiring work. when the NHS Heroes awards air on ITV on Monday 21 May at 20:30.