Hexham MP Guy Opperman has opened nominations for a special category of his awards this year - the Coronavirus Community Champions Award. These awards are an opportunity for some of the unsung heroes of the past year to be recognised for their selfless work in support of an individual or a community.
In opening the award scheme for nominations Guy Opperman said:
‘The coronavirus pandemic has challenged us all in ways we couldn't have imagined, and in an incredibly difficult time, one of the shining lights has been the extraordinary way in which communities have come together to support each other through the pandemic.
‘It's always brilliant to hear constituents tell me of their gratitude to a particular person, business or organisation that has gone the extra mile to help them through this difficult time. But most of these acts of kindness that are being carried out every day are largely going unrecognised.
‘That is why I am delighted to launch my Coronavirus Community Champion Awards, created specifically to publicly recognise and thank people who have gone above and beyond to help others during this pandemic.
‘I want to hear about the people who have gone out of their way to make someone’s a little bit easier, by nominating them for a Coronavirus Community Champion Award - this could be a teacher, delivery driver, care worker, shop worker or someone who has gone out of their way to help their vulnerable neighbours.’
If you would like to nominate someone for this award please go to Guy’s website and fill out the online nomination form at: https://www.guyopperman.co.uk/campaigns/guy-opperman-mps-coronavirus-community-champions