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if_jee-66_2180674Created with Sketch. #TogetherWeCare Awardees 2020

Since the launch of our #TogetherWeCare initiative we have received over 150 nominations and all nominees have provided outstanding contribution to the local community during the coronavirus pandemic. Please see below a full list of all the winners and the reason for receiving the award. If you would still like to nominate an individual or organisation click here.


1 Key Solution

They have produced videos in various languages including; mental health support videos, coronavirus prevention videos, financial advice from experts. Alongside that, they dedicated a helpline for the self-isolated and needy to assist them with buying essentials.

Adil Ismail

Created food packs and liaised with different businesses to make food parcels for those struggling with loneliness and isolation.

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland

This charity have been amazing in supporting the older people with food parcels during the current pandemic.

Amanda McFarlene

Amanda works at Vista and is a part of the Fundraising Team, during the current pandemic within her team she has helped to secure over £50,000 for the charity, obtained PPE equipment and acquired digital equipment for residents to keep in touch with family.

Angie Cain

She has worked tirelessly every day for the last 5 weeks, organizing the volunteers, answering phones, writing risk assessments, DBS and sorting food parcels.

Arif Voraji

Arif and Help the Homeless Leicester continue to go above and beyond to help the most vulnerable people in Leicester during this crisis, delivering food packages, essentials and more to individuals and families in need.

Beauchamp College

Beauchamp have been recognised for their sterling effort in making visors for NHS frontline staff tackling COVID-19.

Beauty Hilda Chipinduro

Beauty is a carer and has shown love and care to an individual she cares for and has stood by the family through the COVID-19 virus.

Bee Master

Bee Master, alongside Pratik Master has worked hard to support her local community by changing shop opening hours so that frontline workers can buy the essentials, provided free deliveries and has been agile in reaching out to people in need.

Ben Knowles

Ben has been supporting his local residents during the current crisis.

Brocks Hill Primary School

This school have been recognised for their sterling effort in making visors for NHS frontline staff tackling COVID-19.

Bruce Harrison

Bruce, alongside LEICESTER South Food Bank have been done fantastic work to support the most vulnerable, often at times of crisis. They did this with dignity and kindness and an impressive expediency.

Charlotte Tattersall

Charlotte was nominated for her hard work during the Covid-19 with the shut down of their dance school she has gone above an beyond in making sure all off her student still manage to do their dance lesson online and to keep the children smiling.

CAREGivers at Home Instead Hinckley, Burbage & Nuneaton

This team were nominated for going above and beyond caring for seniors in the community not just during this pandemic but all of the time.

Carers at Kingfisher

The team at Kingfisher were nominated for their hard work and sheer selflessness with supporting their service users during this challenging time.

Caroline Hart

Caroline was nominated because of the help and dedication she has provided to residents within the village of Oakthorpe. She has worked with other villagers to create the COVID-19 Oakthorpe Support Group and has played a huge part in setting up a village food bank. She answers various calls with requests from villagers and has shown great care for the welfare of others.

Carolyn Parker

Carolyn Parker set up the Coronavirus Support Kibworth Facebook group for the Kibworth villages and surrounding area to provide support and advice on well-being during the coronavirus pandemic. The group aims to support the community with food and shopping, resources for children and parents, self care and fitness.

Casey Armstrong

Casey has stepped up to raise the voice for care experienced young people to ensure care experienced young people are not forgotten by society during this challenging time and has featured in the national and local media. Casey has set up a podcast with fellow care experienced young person, Diana, to talk about issues affecting them and peers.

Castle Donington's Volunteer Centre

Castle Donington's Volunteer Centre were nominated for their exceptional hard work in looking out for the vulnerable in their local community by providing prescription and shopping deliveries and telephone calls.

Charnwood Food Poverty Group

This group were nominated for their sheer dedication to fighting food poverty throughout Charnwood. The group have continued to innovate the way it works and open up to new partnerships they have also selflessly dedicated time volunteering to this project and working with John Storer House, under CBC’s leadership at this time and have delivered over 1000 food parcels.

Chery Creese

Chery has done a fantastic job in running the centre looking after the kids and running the local food bank for the needy. Time has been sacrificed to ensure no kid goes away hungry including over the Easter break and helping bind most needy families together even before and especially now in these extraordinary times.

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Christchurch

Christchurch were nominated for the great support they have provided to the community in providing essential food and items during the coronavirus outbreak.

Christ the King Church

This church were nominated for supporting the local community by providing a food bank three times a week to ensure no one is left behind.

Clive Weston

Clive was nominated for how he has worked incredibly hard to obtain funding from the Mark Master Masons for the delivery of 685 food packages across Leicestershire & Rutland. He’s then worked every weekend to pack the parcels, and organise their distribution. The parcels are sent to vulnerable people and particularly widows who we know are most likely to be alone and elderly.

Coalville Food Bank

Coalville Food Bank were nominated for the outstanding support they have been providing the community by running their food bank.

Coalville Rugby Club

Coalville Rugby Club were nominated for their tremendous efforts to raise funds to support NHS staff and volunteers.

Cocoa Amore

Cocoa Amore, were nominated for donating a whole load of handmade proper chocolate Easter eggs and truffle making kits for Leicestershire Cares care leavers to help put together some Easter packages for them.

Connect Blaby Together

Connect Blaby Together were nominated for the work all of the volunteers have carried out and continue to carry out during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The team have been working daily to ensure that people have enough food, medications are collected, people living alone have somebody to talk to and genuinely keeping the community going.

Covid 19 Community Care Helpline

Covid 19 Community Care Helpline have been nominate for their time and dedication to helping those in need to support the most vulnerable in need. Alongside that, they have worked hard to deliver food parcels effectively and efficiently to the community of Leicestershire.

COVID-19 Leicestershire Muslim Funeral Support Group

This group were nominated for supporting Muslim families with funerals during the current coronavirus crisis.

Darren Wallace

Darren has supported our young people and participants at Leicestershire Cares with online mock interviews, reviewing CV's and giving career talks on Zoom.

Dave Butterworth

Monika and Dave Butterworth from The Allotment grocery on Queens Road. They continued to work very, very hard in spite of multiple family commitments (young children and an elderly relative) and other challenges (eg pricing changes and ability to source certain items etc) to provide healthy, plastic free and much in demand fruit and veg to households.

Dawn Grantham

Dawn has been nominated for her work with the Markfield Community Association in setting up the Markfield ‘Good Neighbours Scheme’. This now has over 70 local volunteers to support the vulnerable during the current crisis with food and medicine deliveries as well as mental health support.

Diana Omokore

Diana has helped raise the voices of care experienced young people during the COVID-19 lockdown. Diana has produced a podcast with fellow care experienced young person Casey, where they talk about the issues affecting them and their peers.

Drop of Compassion

This charity was nominated for organising food and essential supplies to food banks.

E2 Online

E2 Online, were nominated for the emergency food delivery service they have provided for self-isolated or people suffering from the Coronavirus. Alongside that, they have been running a food bank and food pantry service.

East Goscote Pharmacy

East Goscote Pharmacy were nominated for their incredible support to the local community during this crisis. They have been particularly helpful to local residents who have been self isolating by phoning twice a week and delivering medication.

Emma Taylor

Emma was nominated for providing support to our young people in participating in the CV clinic during the current pandemic.

Eyres Monsell Club for Young People

This club were nominated for stepping up and delivering 100 food parcels a week to vulnerable people.

Gareth Parker

Gareth is a teacher at Gartree High School and he used the school’s 3-D printers to produce some vital PPE equipment, specifically high-spec protective masks, which he then delivered to a local doctors’ surgery.

Ged Moss

Ged Moss has contacted a number of foodbanks and community services across Leicester city to pledge support in addition to working full time and also being an active volunteer for Leicester Holy Trinity Triangle (homeless) mission, and supporting vulnerable individuals associated with the church sub group.

Gemma Meekings

Gemma has supported our young people and participants at Leicestershire Cares with online mock interviews, reviewing CV's and giving career talks on Zoom.

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Gill Potkins

Gill has been using her skills of sewing to help make hospital scrubs to support NHS staff in the local hospitals.

Goldhill Adventure Playground

This charity have been nominated for providing essential food items to the community.

Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurudwara

Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurudwara were nominated for providing free vegetarian meals for the community, key workers and those who are isolated during the current pandemic.

Hallam Fields Primary School

This school have been recognised for their sterling effort in making visors for NHS frontline staff tackling COVID-19.

Helen Crouch

Helen was nominated for her superb efforts, on a purely voluntary basis, in supporting the residents of Bagworth, Thornton and Stanton under Bardon through the Coronavirus Crisis. Helen co-ordinates volunteers, delivers food and medicines to those in higher risk groups and generally supports those in need across the villages at this time.

Highcliffe Primary Academy

This school have been recognised for their sterling effort in making visors for NHS frontline staff tackling COVID-19.

Hope Centre

The Hope Centre were nominated for supporting the local community by providing a food bank to ensure no one is left behind.

Houghton on the Hill Primary School

The teachers and helpers at this school have been nominated for making it possible for key workers to go to work. They have supported the children during this difficult time.

Hugglescote, Donington – Le – Heath & Coalville Community Response Unit

This Facebook group were nominated for the support they provide to the vulnerable and elderly members of the community. The volunteers cover 70 streets across different villages and help residents with picking up prescriptions and emergency food drop offs.

Humanity Without Borders

This charity was nominated for running a food bank locally and donating essential items.

Humphrey Perkins School

This school have been recognised for their sterling effort in making visors for NHS frontline staff tackling COVID-19.

Ian Mallabone

Ian was nominated for showing agile and creative leadership that has resulted in Nylacast reaching out to essential community groups and supporting them in efforts to combat the impact of the pandemic.

I'm not alright Jack. Helping each other - Kibworth & surrounding villages

I'm not alright Jack. Helping each other - Kibworth and surrounding villages is a Facebook group set up with the aim to share vital information regarding coronavirus and for people to request help. They now have over 800 volunteer followers who also provide a community source of local businesses who are able to provide specific food or goods

James Howling

James took the initiative to start producing PPE on his 3D printer. In just a few week he has raised nearly £5000 and is now running 8 printers and is supporting others who are doing the same. He has delivered over 1,600 visors supplying the Glenfield Hospital, Lincoln Hospital, Queens Medical Centre, Marie Curie and many care homes and pharmacies.

Jason Barnfather

Jason has been supporting his Grandma over the last few months. Jason has Cerebral Palsy and his Grandma has Dementia. Jason’s Grandma needs support 24 7 and this can often mean Jason doesn’t have a break. He has been recognised for the devotion and dedication that he has given to his Grandma.

Jason Joyce - Dairy 2 Door

Jason Joyce has without fail been delivering milk and other essentials early in the morning. The customer service has been second to none and has been willing to help out in anyway.

Jennifer Griffiths

Jennifer was nominated for supporting our young people and participants at Leicestershire Cares with an online CV clinic during the current pandemic.

Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor organised a Patio Parade where a little army of children in and around Blaby Village who, throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, have completed challenges in their gardens to raise funds. The Patio Parade has been an enormous success, and in just over three weeks has raised over £1000 and provided 91 food packages in the first delivery.

Jim Gannon

Jim was nominated for supporting our young people and participants at Leicestershire Cares with an online CV clinic during the current pandemic.

Joanne Norwood

Joanne was nominated for using her creativity and enthusiasm to get her street dancing every day as a way of beating the lockdown blues, building a sense of community and staying fit.

Joanne Sleath

Joanne has lead from the front, coming in on her days off to ensure the staff feel supported, she covers shifts, and all with a young family at home.

Jon Cloke

Jon has worked hard by picking up prescriptions, organising food parcels, supporting local people with mental health and wellbeing support and more.

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Jon Elks

Jon was nominated for supporting career talks at Leicestershire Cares during the lockdown.

Jubilee Food Bank

Jubilee Food Bank, were nominated for supporting the local community by providing a food bank to ensure no one is left behind.

Judgemeadow Community College

This school have been recognised for their sterling effort in making visors for NHS frontline staff tackling COVID-19.

Julianna Tame

Julianna was nominated for co-ordinating other volunteers whilst also delivering food packages herself to people in need. She helped set up the Facebook page ‘Helping the vulnerable Le19 community page‘ through which people can ask for help from others or share best practice in dealing with such hard times.

Kal Ruparell, 100&Six.

Since the lockdown, Kal has been cooking traybakes that can feed a family for 4, and you can pay whatever you can. 20% of the food he makes he also gives away to people who need it. He also does a cocktail delivery service and a percentage of proceeds go to the Drink Trust that helps out of work bar tenders and staff.

Katie Christmas

Since the Coronavirus outbreak Katie has been forced to close the doors of her dance school. Katie has gone out of her way to offer online dance classes to all of her students and has even put on family sessions to keep the whole family fit and online parties for some of her students to keep them from feeling socially isolated from their friends.

Kellie Bugby

Kellie is a Senior Officer within Leicester City Council’s Festivals and Events department. Before lockdown, Kellie was looking at ways to entertain the public, due to cancellations of events. She has been proactive in supporting the community in various ways and has displayed inspiring and extraordinary levels of altruism, kindness and empathy to people struggling in this crisis.

Kelly Grimes

Kelly has stepped up and put her name forward to be work as a nurse again by returning to the temporary register, she has been an asset to the nurse team, covering when nurse`s have had to self isolate.

Kelly Ingram

Kelly was nominated for how she has gone above and beyond as a volunteer. She sat in a supermarket car park for two hours and then queued for an hour to get vulnerable peoples shopping more than once, packed and delivered food care packages, delivered Easter Eggs and picked up prescriptions within her local community.

Kerry Harlow

Kerry Harlow and her two sons who have been nominated for cooking and distributing ‘goodie bags’ to residents in Charley who live alone or are vulnerable. There were Easter bags, May Day bags and Afternoon Tea bags for VE day. Kerry also volunteers by shopping, keeping an eye on activity in the parish and protecting the isolated individuals.

Kibworth Isolation Relief Team

Kibworth Isolation Relief Team is a Facebook group that initially published a simple form to over 500 volunteer followers so they could add a street level contact name and telephone number. The team now offer a 24/7 landline telephone number, and backup line, for any resident, who cannot get a response from their street level contact.

Kishor Mistry

Kishor was nominated for collating and delivery of food parcels across the city during lockdown.

Kris Amliwala

Kris has been nominated for his sheer creativity and care he has taken to create a video about taking care of finances for Leicestershire Cares young people to use.

Laksmi Datta

Laksmi, was recognised for her outstanding work with ESOL students in her role as Lead Tutor (ESOL).

Leicester Ageing Together

Leicester Ageing Together, were nominated for the various support they have been providing to older people during this current pandemic.

Leicester City in the Community

Leicester City in the Community were nominated for the way every member of the team has worked tirelessly to ensure that our participants know that we are still there for them at this difficult time. They have sent out postcards to participants, volunteering/fundraising in their local community, delivered online mindfulness and yoga sessions and much more.

Leicester Covid-19 Mutual Aid

This team were nominated for doing an amazing job within the community by organising local volunteers to be active in their community, organised food parcels, picked up prescriptions and supported those most vulnerable during Covid-19.

Leicester Islamic Academy

Leicester Islamic Academy were nominated for creating food packs and liaising with different businesses to make food parcels for those struggling with loneliness and isolation.

Leicester LGBT Centre

Leicester LGBT Centre were nominated for stepping up and supporting the LGBT community through lockdown and the current pandemic.

Leicester Young People's Council

This council were nominated for developing and sharing the #Quaranteens video clips, helping young people to manage life during lockdown by giving hints, tips and advice on staying busy, studying and staying connected.

LEICESTER South Food Bank

Bruce, alongside LEICESTER South Food Bank alongside Bruce, have been done fantastic work to support the most vulnerable, often at times of crisis. They did this with dignity and kindness and an impressive expediency.

Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire County Council were nominated for their agile and effective approach in supporting the community sector across the county with their community fund.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust Youth Advisory Board

This advisory board were nominated for developing and sharing the #TenSecondTips campaign which has got young people across Leicestershire sharing their ideas about how to maintain wellbeing during lockdown.

Lili Bottrill

Lili Bottrill, is a Nurse Associate, she was nominated as being an exemplary nurse and carer. She has been described as having such great energy, enthusiasm and leads by example. She goes the extra mile without complaining.

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Lisa Plumb

Lisa was nominated for all her hard work during the Covid-19 with the shut down of her dance school she has gone above and beyond in making sure all off her students still manage to do their dance lessons online. She has also involved parents by keeping them all in touch and ensuring that the children are mentally and physically healthy during this challenging time.

Lloyds Pharmacy - Shackerdale Road

Lloyds Pharmacy were nominated for delivering medication to patients who are unable to come into the pharmacy, are housebound and have no family members who can collect it on their behalf. They are working at full capacity with all hands on deck! 

Lolly Basu

Lolly was nominated for picking up prescriptions, organising food parcels, supporting local people with mental health and wellbeing support and more.

Louise Kyle

Louise was nominated for the hard work of delivering online fitness classes via Zoom to keep individuals all active and keeping the group connected and helping them stay connected briefly but consistently.

Lucy Whitfield - Whitfields Grocer of Anstey

Lucy and Whitfields Grocer of Anstey were nominated for how tirelessly they have been working to deliver fruit /veg boxes along with food shopping from the coop and local Birds bakery to vulnerable customers in local area.

Manjit Rai-Taylor

Manjit was nominated for her great resilience and support she has provided for her community especially through her business Buddhi. She has stepped up to the challenges everyone is facing globally with Covid-19 and is offering free advice and support to vulnerable groups all over the world and has been posting mindfulness tips on various community forums.

Manor High School

Manor High School were nominated for their contribution of vital equipment to hospitals in Leicester and for promoting this and getting other schools involved.

Manor House Community Centre

This community centre were nominated for supporting the local community by providing a food bank to ensure no one is left behind.

Maria Carroll

During the Covid outbreak, Maria has stepped up to cook for everyone at Park Manor Nursing and Residential home. Marie takes on additional tasks and supports the service users, Manager, nurses and her colleagues.

Martin Hawksworth

Martin has set up a large group of 86 volunteers to help Kegworth residents during the current Coronavirus crisis, who are housebound, self-isolating or genuinely in need. Martin has communicated very effectively with the large group of volunteers by keeping them all up-to-date, by sending out local information and newsletters.

Martin High School

This school have been recognised for their sterling effort in making visors for NHS frontline staff tackling COVID-19.

Masjid Umar

Masjid Umar were nominated for providing food essential packs during the coronavirus pandemic.

Matthew Wrisdale

Matthew is from Samworth Walkers Deli and Sausage Co and he provided his help with setting up and running the chocolate and marshmallow crispy cake session for young people at Leicestershire Cares via Zoom.

Meera Naran

Meera was nominated for picking up prescriptions, organising food parcels, supporting local people with mental health and wellbeing support and more.

Melton Care Services

Melton Care Services, have been nominated for the fantastic work they are doing, from going above and beyond for their clients and pulling together as a team during this difficult time.

Melton Learning Hub

Melton Learning Hub have been working really hard to ensure that vulnerable people in Melton Mowbray have what they need. They have been very generous with their resources and premises.

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Moat Community College

Moat Community College have worked hard to create visors for our frontline workers.

Mohammed Parekh

Mohammed was nominated for the outstanding support he has provided to Aaminah and her family. Aaminah has a disability and Mohammed has gone out of his way to ensure the family have all the essentials including food and medication.

Monika Butterworth

Monika and Dave Butterworth from The Allotment grocery on Queens Road. They continued to work very, very hard in spite of multiple family commitments (young children and an elderly relative) and other challenges (eg pricing changes and ability to source certain items etc) to provide healthy, plastic free and much in demand fruit and veg to households.

Mr. Alex Easton

Mr. Easton was nominated for how he has gone above and beyond for his students by calling to check in on them and their family and has ensured he is easily available during the coronavirus crisis. He has adhered to the government restrictions and delivered activity packs and musical instruments for those who wish to learn a new skill during the lockdown.

Naeem Brisco

Naeem's passions for helping people has been demonstrated as he assisted people in Leicester to have access to a helpline and food parcels which he has been delivering to the most vulnerable during this difficult time.

Nanisile Ayanda Ndlovu

Nanisile was nominated for her commitment to being an exceptional carer and is now considered as part of their family. She has supported their family through the highs and lows and during the current pandemic she has helped the individual she cares for to integrate his schedule at home.

Narinder Singh

Narinder was nominated for picking up prescriptions, organising food parcels, supporting local people with mental health and wellbeing support and more.

Neetu Squire

Neetu has shown a great commitment to the young people and families she works with. She has stepped up and has collected food donations and dropped off food and essentials to those in most need. She has been out on the road almost daily to ensure that those in need aren’t going without, she has been at the forefront by being there for those in the community.

Newtown Linford Community Action Response (CAR) Volunteers

Newtown Linford Community Action Response (CAR) Volunteers were nominated for responding rapidly to daily requests for help from those in isolation. Volunteers have been assisting residents with picking up shopping, posting mail, collecting prescriptions, other urgent supplies and for a friendly phone call.

Nicki Lygo

Nicki is a doctor at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and was self-isolating due to her own underlying health conditions. However, she has been proactive in using her knowledge to give advice and reassure others. She also set up a Crowdfunder page “Scrubs for Leicester” in an attempt to keep her colleagues safe and protected and has fundraised over £14,000.

Nick Tooley

Nick was nominated for supporting career talks at Leicestershire Cares during the lockdown.

Nylacast

Nylacast were nominated for stepping up at a time of need and supporting the vital work of key community groups so they can tackle the impact of the pandemic.

Oadby Food Bank

Oadby Food Bank were nominated for providing a essential food items during this challenging time.

Oadby Mutual Aid Volunteers

The Oadby Mutual Aid team have been nominated for how they have supported the community in picking up prescriptions, organising food parcels, supporting local people with mental health and wellbeing support and more.

One Nation

One Nation were nominated for their incredible support in providing PPE supply for front line staff.

One Roof

One Roof were nominated for their incredible supporting in helping house fifteen people.

Orchard Mead Academy Pastoral Coordinators (PASCOS)

This team were nominated for doing such fantastic work from keeping in touch with our most vulnerable children, making sure they're safe and delivering food parcels to them.

Pathways

Pathways were nominated for supporting the local community by providing a food bank to ensure no one is left behind.

Patrick Dowling

Patrick Dowling has volunteered at Leicester Shire & Rutland Age UK and has been shopping and making home deliveries for vulnerable people around Loughborough. He also volunteered in the main Age UK office to help with phone calls and putting food parcels together.

Paul Taylor

Paul works at Vista and is a part of the Fundraising Team, during the current pandemic within his team he has helped to secure over £50,000 for the charity, obtained PPE equipment and acquired digital equipment for residents to keep in touch with family.

Peepul Centre

The Peepul Centre, were nominated for providing free vegetarian meals for the community, frontline keyworkers and those who are self isolating.

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Peace Centre Food Bank

This food bank have been nominated for providing essential food items to those self-isolating with coronavirus symptoms and those over the age of 65.

Penny Appeal

Penny Appeal were nominated for providing food and hygiene packs to those self isolating and the elderly.

Personalized Care

The team at Personalized Care have been nominated for the way they have come together as a family during this time and support the patients they work with in such an incredible way. They have been selfless in coming to work despite the risk to themselves and their families.

Peter Swift - Daybreak Services

Peter at Daybreak Services in Packington, has gone way above and beyond during this crisis to help the elderly, isolated and people in need. He has been picking up fresh fruit and veg and delivering bread and eggs to people who need help.and during these difficult times he has been a godsend and life line to many, not just in Packington but all the surrounding areas.

Pratik Master

Pratik Master, alongside Bee Master has worked hard to support her local community by changing shop opening hours so that frontline workers can buy the essentials, provided free deliveries and has been agile in reaching out to people in need.

Project Beacon Leicester

Project Beacon Leicester have been amazing in supporting the community by providing 20 food parcels on a daily basis.

Project Hope

Project Hope have been outstanding in supporting the community with general shopping, baby and food supplies during the current pandemic.

Raheema Caratella

Raheema, has helped to identify a significant number of community groups across the city and county that Leicestershire Cares participants can call on for support during the coronavirus crisis. Raheema has also been putting lots of energy into helping the Oadby Community through her involvement with Oadby Mutual Aid.

Richard Wood

Richard has been supporting Leicestershire Cares' young people and participants with online mock interviews, reviewing CV's and giving career talks on Zoom.

Rhiann Pugh

Rhiann has been supporting Leicestershire Cares' young people and participants with online mock interviews, reviewing CV's and giving career talks on Zoom. Her outstanding efforts can be further demonstrated as she has been innovative in providing Maths support to some of the children at Croft Primary School.

Riverside Primary Academy

This school have been recognised for their sterling effort in making visors for NHS frontline staff tackling COVID-19.

Rock Kitchen Harris

Rock Kitchen Harris were nominated for stepping up and sharing skills and knowledge with community groups and young people.

Rukhsana Hussain

Rukhsana was nominated for many reasons including supporting so many people in the community, collaborating with other agencies and sharing information.

Salim Sidat

Salim has been nominated for helping distribute food to three food banks on behalf of one of our members Samworth Brothers – Walkers Deli and Sausage. Salim has helped the people in our society that need it the most at this challenging time.

Sally Romankiw

Sally, has been incredibly supportive to Leicestershire Cares during this time for her continued support to Leicestershire Cares she has been innovative in helping set up and run the chocolate and marshmallow crispy cake session with Leicestershire Cares young people.

Sam Dawson

Sam works at Vista and is a part of the Fundraising Team, during the current pandemic within the team Sam has helped to secure over £50,000 for the charity, obtained PPE equipment and acquired digital equipment for residents to keep in touch with family.

Samiya Umer

Samiya massively supports her community and plays a huge role working alongside Christ the King Church who have helped support Leicestershire Cares and the homelessness project.

Sam Shields

Sam Shields, has teamed up with volunteers based at The Well, the charity shop on High Street, Kibworth Beauchamp, to cook and provide hundreds of free hot meals every week to children and vulnerable residents. A ‘gofundme’ website page has so far raised almost £1,500 in three weeks to enable the meals to keep being cooked every week.

Sandie Vara

Sandie, has provided incredible support to our young people by running an online cookalong session for the young people at Leicestershire Cares.

Santosh Community Centre

Santosh Community Centre have been going above and beyond providing freshly made Gujarati vegetarian meals on a daily basis for vulnerable adults during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sharon Trantum

Sharon, does a fantastic job in running a local centre and food bank and helping the most needy families during this challenging time.

Shed Youth Club

This youth club were nominated for stepping up, being creative and offering support to young people through the pandemic.

Shelley Smith

Shelley was nominated for making a short video during mental health awareness week 2020 reviewing a great book to boost motivation and confidence in young people during these difficult times.

Shree Hindu Temple

Shree Hindu Temple were nominated for providing food for those who are most in need in the local community.

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Sir Jonathan North Community College

This school have been recognised for their sterling effort in making visors for NHS frontline staff tackling COVID-19.

Sonal Pattani

Sonal has provided exceptional support to her community during the coronavirus crisis by doing essential shopping, picking up prescriptions and so much more. Despite working three days a week, Sonal has been doing a fulltime volunteering job for the greater good for the people and our country.

Speedel

Speedel, were nominated for stepping up and supporting the community and charitable sector to get essential items to vulnerable people who are isolated as a result of the pandemic.

St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church were nominated for the great support they have provided to the community in providing essential food and items during the coronavirus outbreak.

St. Matthews Estate - Big Local

This charity have been nominated for providing essential food items for their local residents.

Stoke Golding Village Volunteers

The group of volunteers have been nominated for their hard work in leafletting every house on the village and all helping in their respective lanes and roads. They are readily available to assist any isolated or vulnerable people that need help.

Stoney Stanton Good Neighbour Scheme

The Stoney Stanton Good Neighbour Scheme were nominated for the incredible support they have provided to their community in collecting and delivering prescriptions, taking people to appointments and helping people meet friends to reduce social isolation and a raft of other good works.

St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church were nominated for making hospital scrubs for frontline staff.

Sukh Sangha

Sukh was nominated for picking up prescriptions, organising food parcels, supporting local people with mental health and wellbeing support and more.

TEAM PM

TEAM PM, were nominated for the dedication they have shown as a team during this challenging time and have worked hard to support all service users.

The Cedars Academy

This school have been recgonised for their sterling effort in making visors for NHS frontline staff tackling COVID-19.

The Centre Project

The Centre Project were nominated for providing food, essential items and support for those in need during the pandemic

The Coffee Shot

From day one of the outbreak, the Coffee Shot threw themselves into providing a brilliant delivery service for the local community, this has been especially crucial for the elderly folk isolating. They expanded their range to include fruit and veg and more groceries, adapted their tiny shop to include more fridges to stock up on every day essentials and still provide take away foods.

The Hope Clinical Trials Facility

The staff at The Hope Facility were nominated for working hard to keep treating patients as safely as possible and now also running COVID clinical.

The Lancaster Academy - Visor Team

The team at Lancaster Academy were nominated for making and visors and fundraising to produce more.

The Linnett Family

The whole family have worked together to make much needed PPE visors for the frontline NHS staff through using 3D printers at home. From fundraising for the funds for the materials to the production and delivery of the much needed equipment.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army have been nominated for providing essential food items during this challenging time.

The Well

The Well a charity based shop in Kibworth Beauchamp were nominated for their agility in transforming their shop to providing a pop up food bank by referral only from local surgeries, schools, churches or a family member. A team of volunteers have been distributing dozens of hot meals from The Well; all of which have been generously cooked by a local pub using donations.

Tim Marren

Tim, has provided invaluable support to the young people at Leicestershire Cares by contributing to the online career talk.

Tracie Myring

Tracie, has been providing support for those who are unable to get out and about during the pandemic by collecting shopping and medicine when needed. Tracie has also been providing and delivering food to vulnerable families in the local area who are relying on food donations during this difficult time.

Velash Mistry

Velash was nominated for delivering free, virtual Bollywood fitness classes available to all during the lockdown.

Vista

Vista have worked hard during this challenge time to support the local community and launched their volunteering programme.

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Waterfall Charity

This charity have been nominated for their outstanding support in the community by providing food parcels and deliveries.

Wayne Haynes

Wayne has provided incredible support to the young people at Leicestershire Cares by participating in the CV clinic during the current pandemic.

Wayne Tranmer

Wayne has worked exceptionally by looking out for the vulnerable in his local community by providing prescription and shopping deliveries and telephone calls.

Wigston Academy

Wigston Academy have worked hard to create visors for our frontline workers.

Wigston College

Wigston College have worked hard to produce protective masks for the local community.

Wigston Mutual Aid Volunteers

The Wigston Mutual Aid team have worked together to pick up prescriptions for those in need, organised food parcels, supported local people with mental health and wellbeing support and much more.

Women 4 Change

Women 4 Change were nominated for providing language support and assistance to families during the current pandemic.

Zinthiya Trust

The Zinthiya Trust were nominated for outstanding contribution to people in need during pandemic and showing creativity and resilience to keep on delivering advice , information and emotional support as well as getting essential items and food to isolated and vulnerable people.