The search is on to find residents in Hailsham and the rest of Wealden who have supported their communities during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Covid-19 is the most profound societal, economic and public health challenge since the Second World War, so now, MP for Wealden Nus Ghani has launched the Wealden Hero Award to extend her thanks and gratitude to Wealden residents for their efforts to overcome this challenge, and to celebrate the many acts of kindness and community spirit throughout the crisis.
Residents are being urged to nominate a person who has helped them, their family or the community during the pandemic. It could be for volunteering to help the vulnerable, setting up local volunteer networks, volunteering for the NHS, returning to work on the front line or in any other invaluable way, to be recognised for their extraordinary efforts.
Nus Ghani said: “I cannot thank Wealden residents enough for their collective efforts over the last few months to fight the pandemic. I am very grateful for all they have done in helping us to reach the stage where lockdown measures can be relaxed, and our life can begin to regain a sense of normality.”
“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. I would like to highlight the extraordinary work of Wealden Heroes to the wider community and celebrate their achievements in the constituency.”
To nominate someone for the award, please share your story with Nus at: www.nusghani.org.uk.