Meet our Heroes

Cel­e­brat­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary men for their courage, brav­ery and spirit

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The celebs came out in force for a glit­ter­ing evening to mark our very first

best Heroes Awards.

House­hold names, in­clud­ing Ea­monn Holmes, Olympic rower James Crack­nell, GMB’s Char­lotte Hawkins and Strictly’s Bren­dan Cole, gath­ered at the el­e­gant St Er­min’s Ho­tel in cen­tral London in all their fin­ery, for a gala din­ner.

But the true stars of the night were the real-life heroes who were be­ing hon­oured.

Nine ex­tra­or­di­nary men who showed brav­ery and an un­crush­able spirit in the face of the worst chal­lenges life could throw at them.

From our old­est hero, World War II vet­eran Cyril Banks, 92, to the youngest, 20-yearold Will Bishop, who foiled two dar­ing sho­plift­ing raids, they shared one com­mon char­ac­ter­is­tic… mod­esty.

‘I felt I didn’t de­serve to be there when I heard what the other win­ners had done,’ said vet­eran Si­mon Brown, 38, who, de­spite los­ing 80 per cent of his vi­sion, trav­els the coun­try help­ing oth­ers.

‘I’ve never thought of my­self as a hero,’ said Farhad Neda, 24, who saved his dis­abled mother from Gren­fell Tower.

There were cheers, laugh­ter and tears at this emo­tion­ally charged evening. But most of all there was love. The ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor of best, Siob­han, de­scribed the event as a night that ‘ left you on a high… we cel­e­brated the very best in hu­man na­ture’.

NOW, TURN OVER TO READ ABOUT THE MEN WHOSE STO­RIES MADE US LAUGH, CRY, WHOOP AND CHEER… OUR HEROES!

Best’s ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor, Siob­han Wykes, joined Ea­monn Holmes to hon­our nine real-life heroes

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