Northamptonshire County Council have launched the Rose of Northamptonshire Awards which the Council is delivering in partnership with the Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff of Northamptonshire.

These special awards recognise the truly wonderful work that is taking place across the county in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, by people and groups who are working tirelessly to support others during what has, and continues to be, an unprecedented period of time.

Although the pandemic has brought many challenges, it has also confirmed that local community spirit is strong and that there are hundreds of selfless individuals who will pull together to make a difference for others, sacrificing their own needs for those of people more at risk of serious health problems, or those experiencing other difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whether it be volunteering to help and support the most vulnerable or those having to self-isolate, or delivering a key part in our countywide response to keep critical services going, or providing critical care and support to COVID-19 patients, we know there is a huge amount of selfless individuals who put others’ needs before their own to make sure they are supported through this time. We appreciate them, and we want to hear their stories, and consider them for a prestigious Rose of Northamptonshire Award.

Anyone who lives or works in the county who has contributed to the local response to the pandemic can be nominated, and we are encouraging you to make a nomination to help us highlight the fantastic work that is taking place, and the individuals and groups delivering it.

You can find more information, and make a nomination online at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/roseoftheshires

Please share this with your friends and colleagues, and encourage them to make a nomination to help us give the recognition these amazing people deserve. We will be sharing stories from the recipients of the Rose of Northamptonshire awards over the coming weeks.