Covid-19 is the most profound societal, economic and public health challenge since the Second World War. I cannot thank Wealden residents enough for their collective efforts over the last few months to fight the pandemic. I know that there are many people in Wealden who have made personal sacrifices to help others. These individuals are our ‘invisible’ heroes and it is important they get the recognition they deserve. “Celebrating Wealden Heroes” is a campaign to extend my thanks and gratitude to Wealden residents for their efforts to overcome this challenge and to celebrate the many acts of kindness and community spirit of Wealden residents throughout the crisis.
The Wealden Hero Awards are kindly supported by Uckfield FM, Kent and Sussex Courier, Sussex Express and Hailsham FM. The Kent and Sussex Courier and the Sussex Express helped me spread the message and followed the stories of our heroes every week. Please see the coverage of the campaign below:
- Uckfield FM website, 15 July 2020, "Wealden Hero Award" - Available here.
- Hailsham News, 22 July 2020, "Do you know anyone who has gone the extra mile during COVID-19?" - Available here.
- East Sussex News, 22 July 2020, "The search is on to find Wealden heroes during virus outbreak" - Available here.
- Wealden Eye, 22 July 2020, "Do you know a Wealden COVID-19 hero?" - Available here.
- The Argus, 24 July 2020, "Sussex MP Nus Ghani launches Wealden Hero Award" - Available here.
- Crowborough Life, 3 August 2020, "First recipients of the Wealden Hero Awards" - Available here.
- Sussex Express, 7 August 2020, "Sewing club raises £6,000 for Crowborough Hospital" - Available here.
- Sussex Express, 23 August 2020, "MP awards village farm shop with Wealden Hero Award" - Available here.
- Sussex Express, 27 August 2020, "Volunteers are crowned Wealden Heroes for their work during the pandemic by MP Nus Ghani" - Available here.
- In Your Area, 2 September 2020, "Small Wealden businesses support villagers during the pandemic" - Available here.
- Uckfield FM website, 3 September 2020, "Local Wealden Hero awards presented by Wealden MP" - Available here.
- In Your Area, 8 September 2020, "East Sussex volunteers receive Wealden heroes awards" - Available here.
- Uckfield FM, 12 September 2020, "Wealden MP presents Hero Award to Sue at Tesco Express" - Available here.
- Uckfield FM, 15 September 2020, "Ghani awards heroes from Wealden’s Community Radio Stations" - Available here.
- In Your Area, 15 September 2020, "East Sussex radio stations keep their listeners updated" - Available here.
- In Your Area, 30 September 2020, "Wealden MP awards to East Sussex Community supporters" - Available here.
- In Your Area, 3 October 2020, "Crowborough Foodbank recognised for their support" - Available here.
- Horam Village Diary Magazine, October 2020 - Available here.