A HEART charity is on the lookout for local heroes in Clydebank.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) Heart Hero Awards are now open and the charity is asking people to nominate their own heart heroes.

The awards recognise the different ways people are helping beat heartbreak from heart and circulatory diseases.

This could be through fundraising, volunteering or helping heart patients and their families.

For 2019, there are three categories which people can be put forward for. They are: The healthcare hero award which will recognise a doctor, nurse, or person working in a healthcare setting who has made a special effort to make a difference to the life of a heart patient or their family.

The young heart hero award will go to an exceptional person under the age of 18 years who has done something amazing for the charity and who is also a source of inspiration to others.

And finally, the inspiration award will recognise a person who inspires others through their determination and dedication. This could be through their fundraising efforts, taking part in a physical challenge, organising an event, or one of many ways they spend their time volunteering to make a different to other people’s lives.

Nominations are open until Friday, March 1.

The winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner in London on Friday, September 20, 2019.

To find out more and make your nominations, go to bhf.org.uk/heartheroes.