The awards will celebrate all the heroes who helped us get through the pandemic.
The Sun has partnered with Channel 4 and NHS Charities Together to make the annual ‘Who cares wins’ awards the biggest and best yet. Backed by the prime minister, the awards will celebrate and thank all the healthcare heroes, key workers and ordinary people who have got us through one of the most difficult years in living memory.
In The Sun’s first partnership with ceremony broadcaster Channel 4, the news brand will again be working with NHS Charities Together. The Sun’s generous readers raised over £1 million last year to get vital support for staff who needed it.
The winners of this year’s awards will be revealed at a star-studded ceremony later this year. As well as the Christina Newbury Memorial Award, named after The Sun’s late health editor who pioneered the awards in 2017, categories will include best doctor and nurse, unsung hero, ultimate lifesaver, mental health and more.
Commenting on the awards, editor-in-chief of The Sun Victoria Newton said: “The Sun’s ‘Who cares wins’ awards has always celebrated our NHS heroes, and that’s why we’re so pleased to be partnering with Channel 4 and NHS Charities Together this year to make ‘Who cares wins’ even bigger, after such an extraordinary effort by our health care key workers.
“There is a crucial public interest in commemorating those who went above and beyond to keep us safe, and I look forward to celebrating the tremendous effort given by those people in such challenging circumstances.”
Remarking on his own experiences of battling Covid, prime minister Boris Johnson added: “There can’t have been a more fitting time to celebrate The Sun’s ‘Who cares wins’ awards, and it’s great they’ll be even bigger this year – recognising more of our key workers and giving the public the chance to watch on TV.”