So who won a Lockdown Award? Read on to find out!
A big thank you to everyone who voted in our Lockdown Awards for individuals in our community who have gone above and beyond in helping others during the pandemic. We were really knocked out by the response we had and the votes for our 17 nominees – all amazing people who have been busy helping others during the pandemic. We wished we could give all of them a prize.
We have been busy counting the votes and are pleased to announce the winners:
The Lockdown Awards Winners:
Gabrielle Hanley for running three choirs Kaleidos, Broxbourne Community Choir and Armchair Singers (for people with breathing difficulties) throughout the pandemic, weekly via zoom on an entirely voluntary basis and keeping people’s spirits up during the pandemic. Gabrielle wins an iconic Hertfordshire print from Brothership Studios.
Mrs Rachel Kirk Vice Principal at Simon Balle School for her amazing efforts in leading a team to deliver amazing home learning and provided a supportive and nurturing environment for both key workers and those at home. Mrs Kirk wins a gift from Manic Ceramics
Bethnal&Bec Luxury Staycations for supporting victims of domestic abuse during the pandemic. They win a resilience course from Wyld Edges.
Ranger Stu – aka Stuart Short – for keeping children entertained over Lockdown with his Ranger Stu’s virtual zoo, a fantastic free learning resource complete with YouTube videos for home learners. Stu wins a photography tripod from Silent Sentinel to help with his video-making.
Charlie Herod in Stanstead Abbotts for helping and co-ordinating many different community projects. Charlie wins a gift from Cherry Pie Makes
Congratulations to all our winners and everyone who was nominated and many thanks to everyone who took the time to send in their votes. Everyone nominated in the Lockdown Awards will receive a certificate. We hope to run the awards again next year as a community awards scheme to highlight local people who are doing their best to help others.
Watch this space for news about our forthcoming Spring Photo Competition and grocery box scheme.