We’ve had some amazing people nominated by you. Here are just some of them…
We’ve been knocked out by the response so far to our Lockdown Awards for those individuals in our community who have gone above and beyond in helping others during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some fantastic people have been nominated by you so far, including:
Debs Bonfield of Manic Ceramics in Hertford and her team for supporting hundreds of local vulnerable families with their Hertfood project. “She was an NHS responder, delivered blood supplies between hospitals at night, active Yarnbomber who has contributed so much to the group, offering daily free craft kits from Manic Ceramics, helping supply craft & stationery to vulnerable families, care centres & residential children’s homes.” says one of the emails nominating her.
Charlie Herod in Stanstead Abbotts for helping and co-ordinating many different community projects. “She was part of the team behind the Stanstead Abbotts Community Hamper Project, and has done so much more for the local community, raising much-needed funds for St Andrew’s School but also made sure the children were able to enjoy some festive fun in a very unordinary world.”
Mickey, Charlie and Emma Bullen in Stanstead Abbotts for delivering food to the elderly and vulnerable during the lockdown in 2020 with no profit to themselves “and always with a cheery greeting”.
The Reverend Sally Dryden, vicar at Holy Trinity in Hertford Heath, for supporting the local community during the pandemic.
Abi Williams for supporting her community by volunteering for the Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group in Hoddesdon, Ware and Hertford and helping her friend with childcare.
Glen Tamayo who is profoundly deaf and partial sighted for teaching the community sign language on a Stevenage Covid site. Glen also designed a lovely piece of Art thanking the NHS which will be placed on the appreciation wall at Lister and has applied to volunteer to help other deaf people at a Covid vaccination centre.
The nursery nurse staff at Stanstead Mill Nursery: “They have been there with smiles and love for all the children who needed childcare throughout the pandemic”.
Chloe Welch who as a home shopper for Asda “works all hours through the night to get people’s shopping out to them,” says the lady nominating her. “She also helps the local village community by doing shopping for vulnerable people and delivering it to them once she has finished work”.
Ranger Stu – aka Stuart Short – for working hard to produce Ranger Stu’s virtual zoo, a fantastic free learning resource complete with YouTube videos for home learners to use which has been used by 30,000 people.
Bethnal & Bec Luxury Retreats in Cottered for providing free shelter to women and families escaping domestic abuse during the pandemic.
Hazel Leslie, the Head Teacher of St Catherine’s Church of England Primary School, for leading the staff, pupils and parents with care in a practical and sensible way through all the challenges and changes that 2020 and 2021 threw at her.
We’ve had some very generous donations of prizes from Botsford Bakery in High Cross, Debs Bonfield at Manic Ceramics, local author Vikki Patis, Brothership, Cherry Pie Makes, Silent Sentinel and Wyldedges. Do get in touch if you’d like to donate a prize – you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do keep the nominations coming in! You have until midnight on 6th February to nominate your local Lockdown hero. You can do so using the form below – please fill in your contact details. For more information see our previous blog post.