Heroes in pandemic

Nominations are now open for Buckinghamshire Council’s Proud of Bucks Awards. The new awards aim to recognise and applaud the outstanding efforts carried out by many local individuals, groups and organisations in direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nominations are now open. People are invited to nominate a person, group or organisation who they feel deserves recognition and praise. There are 12 award categories:

  • Community Hero
  • Young Community Hero
  • Collaboration Award
  • Best Neighbour
  • Local Community Impact Award
  • Education Hero
  • Health and Social Care Service Hero
  • Food and Necessities Industry Hero
  • Public Services Hero
  • Best Local Business Innovation
  • Best Employer
  • Business Community Champion.

Nominations can be made online. Postal entries will also be accepted. The closing date is midnight on Sunday 27 September.

Leader of Buckinghamshire Council, Martin Tett, said: ‘We know there are so many people out there who have dedicated themselves to helping support others during this pandemic.

‘The volume and breadth of their efforts must be recognised and rewarded in some way and so we have created our Proud of Bucks awards to do just that.

‘Whether you have directly benefited from an initiative in your local area or you know someone who has wowed you with their efforts, enthusiasm and innovation, we want to hear from you.’

Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of judges and the winners will be announced in early November.

The awards are being sponsored by The Clare Foundation. Martin Gallagher, CEO, said: ‘We are really pleased to be sponsoring these awards. We’ve seen so many wonderful examples of community spirit and enterprise in the past six months with people going above and beyond to support those most in need.

‘We are looking forward to congratulating the winners on their efforts and giving them the praise they rightfully deserve.’

More information on the awards including further details of the criteria for each category and the full terms and conditions can be found on the Buckinghamshire Council website. People can also nominate someone by phone by calling: 0300 131 6000.