The Annie Dow Heroism Award (TADHA) - celebrating true acts of heroism amongst young people (up to 30 years of age) in Scotland with additional support needs.

The Award

TADHA was created following the actions of Annie Dow who saved the lives of her mother, father, family friend and her dog Hamish thanks to her quick thinking and calm reactions on discovering a fire (in the middle of the night) which destroyed their home. The setup of TADHA has been made possible by an anonymous donor making a gift of £20,000. The donor, who formerly served in HM Armed Forces, has a combination of training and experience, which enables him to understand and appreciate reactions to life under pressure. The TADHA trophy has been made by Annie Dow out of bits and pieces found after the fire and is cast in bronze.

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Annie and Abi’s stories

At TADHA HQ we thought that one of the best and most impactful ways to tell the stories of our original hero Annie and first ever TADHA Winner Abi would be to let you hear for yourselves their stories of heroism and bravery. Both Annie and Abi went above and beyond anything that was expected […]

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