Media Coverage of the Wealden Hero Awards

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.

 

Attachments

Attachment Size
Front Page of the Courier, 31 July 2020 4.3 MB
Courier, 31 July 2020 3.43 MB
Sussex Express, 31 July 2020 3.73 MB
Sussex Express Coverage of Sewing Crow-Bees, 7 August 2020 3.75 MB
Sussex Express Coverage of Buxted Inn Heroes, 14 August 2020 3.74 MB
Courier Coverage of Buxted Inn Heroes and Village Stores, 14 August 2020 3.92 MB
Sussex Express Coverage of Hadlow Down Heroes, 21 August 2020 3.44 MB
Courier Coverage of Hadlow Down Heroes, 21 August 2020 5.43 MB
Courier Coverage of Groombridge Heroes and The English Soap Company, 28 August 2020 4.55 MB
Sussex Express Coverage of Perryhill Orchards, 28 August 2020 3.34 MB
Sussex Express Coverage of the English Soap Company, 28 August 2020 2.5 MB
Sussex Express Coverage of Groombridge Heroes, 28 August 2020 4.42 MB
Sussex Express Coverage of Dec Davies, Horam Hero, 4 September 2020 2.69 MB
Courier Coverage of Five Ash Down, Horam and Hartfield Heroes, 4 September 2020 2.9 MB
Courier Coverage of Heroes, 11 September 2020 4.78 MB
Sussex Express Coverage of Heroes, 11 September 2020 5.44 MB
Courier Coverage of Radio Station Heroes and Hailsham Support Crisis, 18 September 2020 4.09 MB