Sheffield heart volunteer celebrates award win

Fundraiser Steph Cheung
Fundraiser Steph Cheung
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Stephanie Cheung has a very good heart.

And now the 27-year-old form Foxhill, Sheffield, has been shortlisted for an award, recognising her relentless determination in the fight against heart disease.

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Stephanie scooped the nomination for the Institute of Fundraising Best Volunteer Fundraiser award, as a result of her leadership of the British Heart Foundation’s Sheffield fundraising volunteer team.

With Stephanie’s help, the Sheffield community branch, which she helped to form in 2011, has raised a whopping £200,000 to help the national charity continue its lifesaving research.

Stephanie said: “I am delighted as there are so many worthy volunteers who give their time to the BHF.

“I am proud of my team and of the contribution we have made to medical research in this field.”

Stephanie, an associate at Nabarro, has racked up an impressive number of voluntary hours with the charity, beginning when she was studying at University of Sheffield in 2009.

A spokesman for BHF said: “Stephanie’s direct contribution over the past six years will fund the complete costs of a three-year research project, including staff, equipment and laboratory materials – a significant contribution to medical research and potentially world changing breakthroughs.”

Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer and all too often it strikes suddenly and unexpectedly. For over 50 years British Heart Foundation has been fighting back tirelessly against heart disease by funding vital research. Great strides have been made but the BHF still needs the support of volunteers to raise funds on its behalf.

Fundraising volunteer manager Lauren Mallinson said: “Stephanie is a fantastic team leader and I’m delighted her commitment to the BHF has been recognised.”

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