In July 2020, I launched the 🌈Wealden Hero Award🌈 to extend my thanks and gratitude for the efforts of Wealden residents to overcome the many challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, and to celebrate the many acts of kindness and community spirit throughout the crisis.
From the overwhelming number of nominations I received, I know that so many people across Wealden have made personal sacrifices and put their own lives at risk to help others. I had the privilege to meet many of these individuals throughout the summer and thank them personally for their dedication and efforts.
Since summer 2020, the country had suffered two more national lockdowns and new community leaders and Heroes have emerged and stepped up to the challenge. These individuals are our ‘invisible’ heroes and it is important they get the recognition they deserve. That is why I relaunched the Awards in summer 2021.
Please see the below stories stories and media coverage of those who have provided a lifeline to our post vulnerable neighbours in the community.
🌈Wealden Hero Awards🌈 are kindly supported by Uckfield FM, Hailsham FM, Sussex Express, Hailsham News and The Hailsham Eye and I would like to thank them for helping me spread the message and sharing the stories of our extraordinary Heroes via their channels.