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Time to recognise the West Norfolk Covid-19 heroes

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People across West Norfolk have been doing amazing things for others and the community throughout the last difficult months – and now it’s time to recognise them.

The #lovewestnorfolk heroes scheme has been announced to thank those individuals, teams, and organisations who have been making a difference during the coronavirus crisis.

Through the scheme, which opens for nominations on Friday, July 10, members of the public will be able to put forward their #lovewestnorfolk heroes.

Mayor Geoff Hipperson and James Bagge launching the scheme
Mayor Geoff Hipperson and James Bagge launching the scheme

Every hero put forward will receive a special certificate and badge, and their name will be added to a roll of honour which will be displayed in the borough council offices when they reopen. This roll of honour will also be added to the Love West Norfolk website.

In addition, each hero will feature on the Love West Norfolk social media channels - on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

And, 10 #lovewestnorfolk heroes will be chosen at random to receive a very special video call from the mayor of Lynn and West Norfolk, and councillor Geoff Hipperson or Love West Norfolk Ambassador James Bagge.

The new Love West Norfolk logo with added rainbow!
The new Love West Norfolk logo with added rainbow!

But that’s not all. When it is safe to do so, the scheme will culminate in a special reception for the #lovewestnorfolk heroes taking place at the town hall in Lynn.

The borough mayor Geoff Hipperson said: “It has been a challenging time for everybody and throughout it all, there have been many, many people in West Norfolk who have been working hard to help and support others.

“I have been so pleased to speak with just some of those who have been caring for others and keeping services running over these last few difficult months.

“We are all so grateful for the great work and the many kindnesses which have been abundant in West Norfolk since March. It’s time for us to pause, reflect, and recognise our #lovewestnorfolk heroes.”

James Bagge, Love West Norfolk Ambassador said: “You know who they are. They are the angels working modestly and quietly often below the radar. They give and expect nothing in return.

"They contribute way beyond the call of duty. They deserve our gratitude and public recognition. West Norfolk is proud of them. Help us make sure we salute these local heroes.”

Nominating your #lovewestnorfolk hero or heroes is really easy. From July 10, simply fill in the form on the Lovewestnorfolk.co.uk website.

All that is needed is some information about who they are, how they have made a difference for West Norfolk over the last few months, and whether they are an individual, a team, or an organisation.

And, please add a photo of the individual or individuals you are nominating.

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