The Annie Dow Heroism Award (TADHA) is a new award that has been established to recognise and celebrate true acts of heroism by young people (up to 30 years old) with additional support needs living in Scotland.
TADHA is being officially launched on the 9th October 2014 at Summerhall in Edinburgh, by award creator Sophie Dow and special guest Fred MacAulay.
TADHA takes its inspiration from Annie Dow, a young woman who has additional support needs, who saved the lives of her mother, father, family friend and her dog Hamish when she calmly raised the alarm after discovering a fire (in the middle of the night) which destroyed their home.
This award has been made possible by an anonymous donor who gifted £20,000 to set up TADHA. The donor, who formerly served in HM Armed Forces, has a combination of training and experience which enables him to understand and appreciate how people react under pressure.