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Recap: Looking back at our weekly Community Heroes

14 June 2020

Since the beginning of lockdown, Norwich City has highlighted a Community Hero each week, championing the story of those special individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty during these challenging times.

We have seen ten special community heroes so far ranging from five to 67 years old, who have all been helping to lift people’s spirits during the lockdown period.

Let's have a recap of our ten community heroes so far...

April 5 - Liz Withington

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Sheringham Town and District Councillor and deputy mayor, Liz Withington, was nominated for her role in co-ordinating the many initiatives happening in Sheringham to help the community during an unprecedented time.

April 12 - Callum Pratt

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Callum Pratt raised over £1,400 for the NHS’ coronavirus fund after shaving all his hair off!

April 19 - Lucy Dawson

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Lucy Dawson was nominated for her incredible effort of lifting neighbours’ spirits during a difficult time by making hand crafted flowers and leaving them on doorsteps!

April 26 - Toby Griffiths

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Toby Griffiths was nominated for his incredible effort of running a marathon for the NHS on his driveway!

May 3 - Graham Mackintosh

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Graham Mackintosh was nominated by his stepdaughter Sophie Cullens for his fantastic efforts of offering his assistance and lifting morale to those in need on his street in Norwich!

May 10 - Liam Sayer

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Liam Sayer was nominated for his incredible effort of raising over £750 for the Community Sports Foundation as part of the national #TwoPointSixChallenge to help raise vital funds for charities like CSF!

May 17 - Sam Proctor

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Sam Proctor was nominated for his incredible six week cycling challenge in which he raised over £2500 for the NHS COVID-19 fund.

May 24 - Julia Hunt

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Julia Hunt retired from her role as director of nursing at the James Paget University Hospital for just 24 hours before making a courageous decision to return to work to support her NHS team through the coronavirus pandemic.

May 31 - Richard Leigh

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Richard Leigh was nominated for his incredible fundraising challenge of walking a mile every day to help raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Norfolk, raising over £5000.

June 7 - Jessica Bingham

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Jessica Bingham was nominated for completing her incredible fundraising challenge of running a 26-mile staggered marathon, helping to raise £1,780 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, EACH.

Remember, there are no restrictions as to who can nominate or be nominated. If there is anyone that you think deserves special recognition, whether the individual works in the emergency services, is a carer or charity champion - nominate someone by filling in the form today!


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