New award launched to celebrate the heroes of Covid who have outdone themselves in every authority in the North East


The BeatCovidNE awards are now open.

Residents of the Northeast can submit a nomination to spotlight those who have raised money, donated their time, or rallied communities during the coronavirus pandemic – to recognize their acts of kindness and to say ‘thank you’ to have gone beyond.

The Covid Acts of Kindness Community Award will be presented to an exceptional individual in each of the seven local communities in the North East.

The awards will also coincide with a new regional campaign, launched this week on TV and radio, encouraging residents of the North East to continue doing all they can to protect themselves from Covid during the winter.

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President of the North East Association of Public Health Directors and County Durham Public Health Director, Amanda Healy said: “Every person in the region has been affected by Covid in some way. other. Whether it’s living in lockdowns or working on the front lines, it has been a challenge for everyone.

“We want to celebrate and thank the people of the North East who truly embody the renowned goodwill of the region. Those who have gone above and beyond to help others with compassionate acts of kindness throughout the pandemic. It is thanks to these Covid heroes in every community that the region has been able to move forward. “

Amanda Healy is joined on the jury by the Reverend Canon Michael Everitt at Durham Cathedral as well as two stars of the BeatCovidNE campaign, Holly Turner, a sister from Ward 12, a respiratory support unit at the specialized care hospital Emergency Department from Northumbria, Cramlington and, Amii Stewart, a Neighborhood Pace Manager with Northumbria Police

Amii said; “I am delighted to be part of the Covid Acts of Kindness Awards. It is a pleasure for me to read the incredible acts of selflessness and genuine support that we know so many in our communities have been a part of.

Applications will be open on September 20 until midnight, Friday October 1, and the winners will be announced later in the month.

To submit a nominating visit, and use the hashtag #NECovidKindnes to spread the word.

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