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We Are Worthing

We Are Worthing

A year since the first lockdown was announced in the UK we gave you the chance to say Thank You to your pandemic hero by nominating them to be part of our #WeAreWorthing project that captured the faces and stories of the people that shaped our last year. 

We asked our community to submit photographs of the people who have impacted their lives during the pandemic, along with a short description of why the person matters to them or made a difference to the community. These images the formed an outdoor exhibition filling the windows of the iconic seafront Pavilion Theatre and celebrating the amazing people that make up our community and their stories during lockdown. 

The last year has been incredibly challenging for everyone and this was a chance to show your appreciation to someone who had impacted your life. It could be a key worker whose dedication and hard work protecting, providing, caring and keeping the country going amazed you. A parent who has survived the challenges of homeschooling, a friend whose weekly Zoom calls kept you sane, the neighbour who dropped off banana bread, or your grandmother who has been making masks. Someone who has volunteered delivering necessities, helping with vaccinations or providing support to those who need it.

We Are Worthing
We Are Worthing - Pavilion Display
We Are Worthing

Your Heroes

Please click on the hero below to see their story.

Jake
Jake

Jake

'As a Senior Development Manager Jake has continued to work hard on projects and help Worthing deliver new homes' 

Lynda
Lynda

Lynda

'Lynda is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others. - Paul

Tammy
Tammy

Tammy

'Tammy has worked for Adur & Worthing Councils for 12 years and is currently Families and Wellbeing Officer. ' 

Rachel
Rachel

Rachel

'Throughout the pandemic Rachel has selflessly and positively risen to the many challenges she has faced at WTM, providing invaluable support in many areas to her colleagues and the whole team. She has made a significant contribution to ensuring that WTM continues to provide a cultural offer to Worthing.' - Jill

Chris
Chris

Chris

'Chris is my covid hero for emptying the bins all along the sea front and around the pier every early morning in all weathers all year round. All those thousands of fish and chip boxes! He has a cheery word for us all! Thanks Chris!' - Sara

Roxy
Roxy

Roxy

'My sister, Roxy is a midwife at Chichester and she helped me out a lot - when I was poorly in the past, she has always been by my side. When I was little I had epilepsy and she saved my life by going to get my mum when I couldn’t wake up.'  - Sas

Becca
Becca

Becca

'Becca is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Jan
Jan

Jan

'Jan is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Gadalla
Gadalla

Gadalla

'Gadalla is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Jo
Jo

Jo

'When I was shielding and unable to leave my flat, Jo would ‘take me’ for FaceTime walks on the beach - and onto her doorstep to clap for carers. She made me happy playlists, taught me to bake her amazing cheese straws, sent me thoughtful treats, kept my spirits up... and helped me to focus on better days. She is my lockdown hero. ❤️' - Marianne

Martine
Martine

Martine

'As Pastoral Manager at Davison CE High School Martine led a team who provided invaluable care and wellbeing support for the students during lockdown. She exudes kindness and generosity and puts the welfare of others before her own needs. She is a credit to our school and personally, a treasured friend.' - Hannah

Kate
Kate

Kate

'Kate is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Lou
Lou

Lou

'Lou is a Primary School Teacher who provided remote learning throughout lockdowns and worked in school with the Key worker children.' - Tom

Rikki
Rikki

Rikki

'Rikki made me feel happy in lockdown. I was upset and crying because I couldn’t see him - we Facetimed on a Thursday.' - Collette

Leah
Leah

Leah

'Leah is part of the Foxy Ladies Running Club who have kept 200 ladies moving during the pandemic. Physical exercise has been a lifeline to our members, the run leading team have motivated supported listened laughed with cried with the women of this club with care and without judgement. We ran lots of fund raising events too for local based charities needing funds. So yes I'd love to give a massive thank you to the team and all the members of the club, not an individual I know but hope you will consider us.’ - Sinead

Donna
Donna

Donna

'Donna is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Diane
Diane

Diane

'During COVID, Diane has supported the local community & businesses whilst her pub was closed. She has also volunteered at the vaccination centre in Lancing.' - Tom

Hayley
Hayley

Hayley

'Hayley is the co-founder of Educate U. A unique school who...' - Victoria

Alwen
Alwen

Alwen

'Alwen is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Susan
Susan

Susan

'Sue is the co-founder of a trauma informed special needs school in Worthing. Throughout the pandemic, the school has remained open and has provided an holistic service to the most vulnerable children. Sue ensures that the therapeutic needs of the children are met and Educate U provides a consistency for them all.' - Victoria

Lynne
Lynne

Lynne

'I would love to nominate Lynn because she has supported me in an extraordinary way through the pandemic & lockdowns. Ringing & messaging me, meeting me for exercise with coffee & sandwich when allowed. I suffer from bad arthritis & depression. Sharing recipes, lovely pics, funny stories, our love for birds & nature, she really is an incredible friend always kind, caring & thoughtful.' - Claire

Carl
Carl

Carl

'Carl is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Celia
Celia

Celia

'Celia is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Chris
Chris

Chris

'I like talking to Chris all about the football and F1. She’s funny and makes me laugh when I talk to her.' - Steve

Katie
Katie

Katie

'I was fed up at home and so Katie sent me TikToks. I love doing TikToks, I sent lots back.' - Jo

Anne
Anne

Anne

'Anne is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Rachel
Rachel

Rachel

'Rachel was a star keeping up our spirits in lockdowns with her fabulous Saturday evening Quiz and Fizz. For a couple of hours we were able to forget about things and have fun. and feel connected to the outside world. She was always a glamorous and fun quiz host and must have spent many hours in preparation. It became the highlight of many our weeks and we are all so grateful.' - Avril

Millie
Millie

Millie

'Millie is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Gemma
Gemma

Gemma

'Gem has been an amazing friend and colleague, over the last year she has been a constant support and always there when I needed someone to talk to. As part of the WTM team she has worked incredibly hard to reschedule as many shows as possible and book in new ones, reopening wouldn’t have been possible without her!' - Kathryn

Val
Val

Val

'For fighting through diagnosis and treatments throughout the pandemic and still being there for everyone else when needed' - Nikki

Alan
Alan

Alan

'Andy works in the aviation industry and has worked throughout the pandemic, making sure the huge changes that have resulted from the dramatic reduction in air traffic were managed safely. He is now looking forward to relaxing in semi -retirement!' - Tom

Trudi
Trudi

Trudi

‘Trudi is part of the Foxy Ladies Running Club who have kept 200 ladies moving during the pandemic. Physical exercise has been a lifeline to our members, the run leading team have motivated supported listened laughed with cried with the women of this club with care and without judgement. We ran lots of fund raising events too for local based charities needing funds. So yes I'd love to give a massive thank you to the team and all the members of the club, not an individual I know but hope you will consider us.’ - Sinead

Caroline
Caroline

Caroline

'Caroline is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Nick
Nick

Nick

‘Nick, my husband, is head of an adult learning provider in Sussex that enables people to get back into work through education - normally all in-person classes. When the pandemic hit, he worked around the clock for what seemed like months on end to ensure the safety of his students, team, and teaching staff on top of flipping the teaching delivery to online. This might sound simple and many schools/businesses did do this but he had no previous experience or framework or support so worked everything out for himself and trained up his teachers (in record time) to be able to deliver courses online (most of his teachers had no clue at all and some didn't even have laptops) and support students and staff throughout all of the panic, stress and uncertainty. He did this all from our kitchen table (before this, he never ever worked from home) - he knows how important and what a lifeline some of the courses he offers can be to people in the community...’ - Meghan

Sarah
Sarah

Sarah

'Sarah is my niece who had just finished her nursing university course as Covid struck. Sarah has worked on the frontline through the pandemic not being able to see her family whilst caring for other people's family members during difficult times.' - Anji

Kelly
Kelly

Kelly

'My daughter is a radiographer at Worthing Hospital and although often doctor and nurses have been mentioned in the fight against Covid she was often in the front line as in the beginning the only way to tell if someone had the disease was to take a chest Xray. She has also had to postpone her wedding to her fiancé Ben in June this year because of covid'. - Amanda

Russ
Russ

Russ

'As a council Dog Warden Russ loves animals and takes his responsibilities very seriously. Including dealing with stray dogs, investigating dog related complaints, enforcement of laws to dog fouling and regular patrolling of parks, streets and other open spaces within Adur and Worthing.' 

Alison
Alison

Alison

'Text to go here' - Name who Nominated

Georgina
Georgina

Georgina

' Part of the Councils' Street Outreach team, work with the street community in Adur and Worthing to engage and support every person living on the street.' 

Jane
Jane

Jane

'Jane is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Steve
Steve

Steve

'Steve is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Dave
Dave

Dave

'Dave is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Dale
Dale

Dale

‘Dale volunteers to help people in the pandemic. We were all ill with five-year-old twins in isolation when Dale went to the shops for much-needed supplies, not only did he do this but he bought as a bonus packet of Jaffa cakes to cheer us up!’ - Amanda

Sinead
Sinead

Sinead

'Sinead is part of the Foxy Ladies Running Club who have kept 200 ladies moving during the pandemic. Physical exercise has been a lifeline to our members, the run leading team have motivated supported listened laughed with cried with the women of this club with care and without judgement. We ran lots of fund raising events too for local based charities needing funds. So yes I'd love to give a massive thank you to the team and all the members of the club, not an individual I know but hope you will consider us.’ 

Amanda
Amanda

Amanda

'As CEO of the newly formed charity, Worthing Theatres & Museum, Amanda has tirelessly dedicated herself to ensuring that the charity and its 5 venues survive the pandemic and the cultural offer in Worthing continues to be as vibrant and innovative as it was prior to the pandemic.' - Jill

Georgia
Georgia

Georgia

'This is Georgia. An excellent mother and an amazing wife. Throughout the pandemic Georgia has continued to work as a teacher, taking on extra work and assuming extra duties in order to allow as many children as possible to stay in the classroom and continue their learning. Georgia accomplished all of this on a daily basis while supporting her growing family at home through the pandemic. We love you.' - Adam

Tess
Tess

Tess

'Tess is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Jack
Jack

Jack

'My Son has worked so hard during the Pandemic at our local Tesco Express covering many extra shifts and very long hours to help and support his colleagues and local customers through these tough and scary times.... I’m so very proud of him!' - Catherine

Sue
Sue

Sue

'Sue is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Jasmine
Jasmine

Jasmine

'Jasmine is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Bob
Bob

Bob

'Every week in lockdown he has done a facebook live quiz with Percy Nowell and Aussie Joseph Mcgrail-Bateup to brighten people up and also his social doorstep visits with Dave Hunt. He is a lovely guy' - Kelly
'Bob has brightened so many people’s Saturday evening during lockdown with his Facebook quiz and brought so many laughs during this past year. So many people would have otherwise been even more isolated. An honourable mention also goes to Percy Knowles and Canberra’s town crier, Joseph Mcgrail-Bateup who also contributed and helped Bob make this Quiz so special.' - Daniel

Paul
Paul

Paul

'Paul is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' 

Kim
Kim

Kim

'She's my whole world and more. Thank you for helping on our journey. ILove you ???? ' - Sophie

Margaret
Margaret

Margaret

'Margaret is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others. - Paul

Steve
Steve

Steve

'I’ve known Steve for 4 years, he loves sports, so do I. We had really funny chats and texts during lockdown about the Grand Prix and football.' - Chris

Daniel
Daniel

Daniel

'Daniel has led Worthing town and borough from strength to strength. As Leader he has always focused on the real stuff that actually affects people rather than political point scoring which made him the perfect person to take us all through this dreadful, scary pandemic year. He has the clarity to realistically consider the challenges and the courage to take the right actions for the people of Worthing.' - Amanda

Amanda
Amanda

Amanda

'Amanda is a coastal warden at Worthing's Coastal Office, a front line service for water safety and public wellbeing.' - Dan

Paula
Paula

Paula

'From the day we were born our auntie has been by our sides. she is most thoughtless person I have ever met and has over come battles including losing both parents at a young age and battling the bravest battle and beating breast cancer. Our auntie has been our rock since the sad passing of our mother her only sibling and although she is sad herself again effortlessly puts us first. she is a wonderful mother to her own twin girls and is a big part of worthing community with her tireless efforts to help. she is a caller for the samaritans and helps endlessly x she is our world she is who we get to call auntie and we love her so much.' - Joanne

Neil
Neil

Neil

'For fighting through diagnosis and treatments throughout the pandemic and still being there for everyone else when needed' - Nikki

Wayne
Wayne

Wayne

'Part of the Coastal Team Wayne has been busy doing everything from keeping our beaches clean and safe to assisting the emergency services, these guys carry out a wide range of duties on the coastline between Shoreham and Ferring.'  - Toni

Rob
Rob

Rob

'Part of the Coastal Team Rob has been busy doing everything from keeping our beaches clean and safe to assisting the emergency services, these guys carry out a wide range of duties on the coastline between Shoreham and Ferring.'  - Toni

Bridgit
Bridgit

Bridgit

'Bridgit is an inspiration to not only her friends and family for the passion and dedication she pours into the lives of the children that attend Pebbles Childcare, but their outcomes have been improved as a result. Throughout the pandemic Bridgit provided home-learning experiences, delivered resources and activities and supported families throughout the turbulent time. Since, Bridgit has worked tirelessly to ensure the return to the setting was seamless for all involved and Bridgit's passion and love for children and Early Years is evident in the family community and incredible learning environment she has created through Pebbles Childcare.' - Chloe

Maureen
Maureen

Maureen

'Maureen is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Julia
Julia

Julia

'Julia is part of the Foxy Ladies Running Club who have kept 200 ladies moving during the pandemic. Physical exercise has been a lifeline to our members, the run leading team have motivated supported listened laughed with cried with the women of this club with care and without judgement. We ran lots of fund raising events too for local based charities needing funds. So yes I'd love to give a massive thank you to the team and all the members of the club, not an individual I know but hope you will consider us.’ - Sinead

Henry
Henry

Henry

'In 2020 Worthing resident Henry Ainsley (aka The Bearded Runner) ran 52 half marathons in 52 weeks raising money for MIND & Andys Man Club and in September 2021 will be running 32 marathons in 32 days, John O'Groats to Lands End for the Jet Singh Trust' - Chris

Dave
Dave

Dave

'For the last year Dave has been on the frontline daily while emptying bins from thousands of homes.'  - Toni

Paddy
Paddy

Paddy

'Paddy is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Cathy
Cathy

Cathy

'Cathy is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Heather
Heather

Heather

'During the pandemic Councillor Mercer has supported the brilliant Homelessness Team to find safe accommodation for as many people as possible, supported the WTM cultural trust to keep its head above water and build an alternative creative offer as well as continuing her day job as a wellness consultant tirelessly focusing on her patients wellbeing and pushing her own health challenges to one side.' - Amanda

Mike
Mike

Mike

'Mike is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others. - Paul

Su
Su

Su

'Su is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Sue
Sue

Sue

‘Sue worked as a volunteer shopper for Adur & Worthing Council and the community at large right from day one .She also walked dogs and would have helped at the covid vaccination centres but was diagnosed with cancer in January and sadly died in March.’ - Alan

Keith
Keith

Keith

'As a Community Park Ranger Keith has looked after the parks and green spaces that have become even more important given the unprecedented circumstances of the last year.' - Dan

Karen
Karen

Karen

'Karen is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Tony
Tony

Tony

'This is Tony, he has a huge heart. Despite being in a wheelchair, he never lets his own difficulties stop him from helping others. Throughout the Pandemic he has looked after people who are socially isolated, taking calls at all hours, running online forums and delivering lunches door to door.' - Tara

Jo
Jo

Jo

'Jo makes me smile. We talk about going on holiday and it makes me happy. Jo will treat me well on holiday in Disneyland!' - Richard

John
John

John

'John is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Carl
Carl

Carl

'Lead for the Councils' Street Outreach team, work with the street community in Adur and Worthing to engage and support every person living on the street.' 

Ed
Ed

Ed

'Ed's been really supportive during lockdown, including being there to talk to during the highs and lows, tennis, organising online poker and pub quizzes, collaborating on projects, and he worked alongside the We Are FoodPioneers initiative to successfully provide Worthing's vulnerable families with slow cookers. Just a really top bloke.' - Nick

Thommy
Thommy

Thommy

'Part of the Coastal Team Tommy has been busy doing everything from keeping our beaches clean and safe to assisting the emergency services, these guys carry out a wide range of duties on the coastline between Shoreham and Ferring.'  - Toni

'Part of the Worthing Coastal Office Tommy is currently working hard on ensuring we all have a fun and safe experience this summer' - Dan

Tony
Tony

Tony

'Tony is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others. - Paul

Clare
Clare

Clare

‘Clare is a community hero, she pulls everyone together through amazing, creative fun fundraising activities. She has a good word for everyone and works tirelessly, always coming up with unique, community projects. Through her efforts she has raised thousands but more importantly she has the knack of bringing different people together, she has been a lifeline for many through the lonely pandemic.’  - Polly

Phil
Phil

Phil

'This is Phil alias Hercule Van Wolfwinkle who has raised awareness of local homeless internationally through his uncanny portraits that have made thousands for Turning Tides charity. He has also brought delight to his dedicated Facebook community of 75k followers during the pandemic, a very dark time for many.' - Belinda

Ross
Ross

Ross

'For looking after me throughout lockdown. Filling my evenings with nice meals, good films and music. For making being in lockdown and not being able to go out bearable and booking post lockdown treats, so there is a light at the end of the tunnel.' - Sophie

Helen
Helen

Helen

'Helen is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Andy
Andy

Andy

'Alan continued to be an active member of Highdown Rotary, continuing to support the local Primary and Secondary Schools in the area, providing support to students and teachers.' - Tom

Chris
Chris

Chris

'Chris is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Kerry
Kerry

Kerry

'My daughter Kerry, a second year nurse at Worthing Hospital who I watched, listened and admired every day she joined her colleagues on the covid ward over the past year. The daily experiences she described of such difficult deaths, caring for a patient or relative unable to be there in person, her own personal struggle of the demands of nursing in such difficult times gave the lockdown it’s meaning and demonstrated the beauty of her kind soul. An angel for so many.' - Maria

Rob
Rob

Rob

'Rob is a true legend, he is my carer (as well as my husband) and always puts the needs of others first. Rob always supports my dreams and volunteers at our little charity CYCALL which is an Inclusive cycling project for adults and children living with a disability at Brooklands Park, Worthing. He really is a superstar and everybody who meets him adores him.' - Martine

Philippa
Philippa

Philippa

'This is Philippa, she's a nurse at Worthing hospital which is amazing in itself. During lockdown she arranged a collection for the Worthing food bank collecting over £3000 in donations. I'd like to nominate her just because she's amazing.' - Sinead

 

Bernard
Bernard

Bernard

'Bernard had only been in post 4 months as the Worthing Theatres & Museum Accountant when the pandemic started, but throughout COVID he has tirelessly committed himself to working with the team to ensure that Worthing continues to enjoy diverse cultural events.' - Jill

Collette
Collette

Collette

'We’ve been girlfriend and boyfriend since school. We saw each other on Zoom over lockdown. I felt upset that I couldn’t see her because she's my best friend.' - Rikki

Diane
Diane

Diane

'Diane is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Vicky
Vicky

Vicky

'Vicky has been my rock during lockdown and has kept me sane during these very crazy times. I cannot explain how much she has done for me and how much I love her!' - Christian

Mary
Mary

Mary

'Mary is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others. - Paul

Lorraine
Lorraine

Lorraine

'Lorraine is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Catherine
Catherine

Catherine

'Catherine is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Alan
Alan

Alan

'I nominate Alan because he for as long as I can remember was always helping the community! Before covid and will continue afterwards. However through covid alongside his wife he delivered food for vulnerable people as well as walking there dogs and picking up prescriptions. Unfortunately his wife (my nan) died and he was unable to continue his love to help others for the few months he had left to look after her. She died 28th March.' - Jessica

Matt
Matt

Matt

'Matt is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others. - Paul

Khristina
Khristina

Khristina

'Khristina is the founder of the Worthing Soup Kitchen and has worked tirelessly with her loyal volunteers to support the homeless and vulnerable in our community. All with no financial funding. All those involved with WSK deserve this recognition for all they do and the difference they make. Worthing is very lucky to have them! I am proud to know Khristina and support her vision. No one should be without a safe place and no families should be reliant on food banks.' - Jane

Marie
Marie

Marie

'Marie pickering has been working endlessly trying to encourage her clients to keep fit during lockdown. Working for Active for wellbeing worthing she enables clients with physical health issues to maintain good physical and mental health during the pandemic . She is a extremely hardworking, dedicated and supportive person who deserves to be recognised for her compassion, motivation and for providing vulnerable people with support during these very difficult times.' - Janine

Brian
Brian

Brian

'Brian is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Sammy
Sammy

Sammy

‘Sammy's care for her staff throughout lockdown has been amazing; checking on their welfare, organising virtual keeping in touch, being Santa's Elf, spending hours creating a fully COVID secure office ready for “the return”. All whilst making sure that vital advice remained accessible to the most vulnerable in our society.’  - Jane

Emma
Emma

Emma

‘Emma is part of the Foxy Ladies Running Club who have kept 200 ladies moving during the pandemic. Physical exercise has been a lifeline to our members, the run leading team have motivated supported listened laughed with cried with the women of this club with care and without judgement. We ran lots of fund raising events too for local based charities needing funds. So yes I'd love to give a massive thank you to the team and all the members of the club, not an individual I know but hope you will consider us.’ - Sinead

Nicola
Nicola

Nicola

'Nicola is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Gary
Gary

Gary

'Gary is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Ole
Ole

Ole

'Ole is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Peter
Peter

Peter

'Senior Gardener at the award winning Highdown Gardens helping facilitate a year of renovation and innovation which will help preserve them for generations to come to enjoy.  ' - Dan

Sarah
Sarah

Sarah

'Sarah is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Kye
Kye

Kye

'Kye heads up a team and works with and on frontline dementia care. Her staff are the first to promote Kye. During Covid she has not seen her children for many months at a time in order to protect her residents and her children. As a single parent this has been emotionally a very tough time for her. She is conscientious, caring and professional in her work. She’s gone over and above to ensure that residents families know that their family members are well and can see them via Skype etc. She has gone to great lengths to ensure her friends and neighbours are well and in need of nothing. Kye caught Covid herself from her workplace even tho she was wearing full PPE equipment. It has left her with long Covid. Worthing is blessed to have such a person. Very Well done young lady you are a credit to all your profession.' - Ruth

Martin
Martin

Martin

'Adur and Worthing Councils director for economy' 

John
John

John

'John has worked tirelessly keeping Worthing Symphony Orchestra in touch with its supporters and the wider cultural community of Worthing. He is cheif coordinator of WSO's 'Music Matters' magazine, commissioning articles, chasing up contributors and organising distribution of each issue. All of this work is done as a volunteer - his commitment to live orchestral concerts with WSO is total...' - John

Jane
Jane

Jane

'Jane is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Ruth
Ruth

Ruth

'Ruth is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Darren
Darren

Darren

'My brother-in-law is a legend. He works for Guild Care in Worthing and gives so much warmth and energy to his clients at the day care centre. He has also been an invaluable support to my parents during lockdown - weekly shops, odd jobs and tech support around the clock. We would be lost without him!'  - Marianne

Peri
Peri

Peri

'My colleague Peri Kirk, a Teaching Assistant, has work tirelessly through lockdown helping and teaching the children of Keyworkers at our school - Amanda

Matt
Matt

Matt

‘Matt has been a great calming influence during lockdown, he ran taskmaster style challenges on a facebook group and ran a great quiz! His positive attitude always made me feel that we could achieve anything we set our minds to.’ - James

Jean
Jean

Jean

'I am so thankful for my mum, for looking after me during both lockdowns' - Georgia

Tracey
Tracey

Tracey

'Tracey was involved in track and trace from its launch. Additionally, through her voluntary work, served as President of Highdown Rotary, leading the club to support the local community during the global pandemic.' - Tom

Eileen
Eileen

Eileen

'Eileen was busy with her stocks of surplus material and Sewing Machine, making and contributing some Uniform Scrub Bags and Mask Extenders for the doctors and nurses to use at Worthing Hospital during the 2019 lockdown.' - Terry

Adele
Adele

Adele

'Adele is my best friend. I missed her, so much we talked a lot on Facetime.' - Collette

Bess
Bess

Bess

'Bess is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Richard
Richard

Richard

'Richard was the inspiration of a regular Zoom session called Disney with Dave - he loved singing along to Disney songs and helped keep everybody else engaged - it was such a fun lockdown activity.' - Jo

Paul
Paul

Paul

'As Youth Coach for AudioActive, Paul worked throughout the pandemic to keep some stability in the lives of young people living in challenging circumstances. Beyond his day job though Paul is a tireless community activist. e.g. During the first pandemic he mobilised a big group of people through 'The Big Order'. A collective effort to help otherwise closed food/hospitality businesses stay afloat by getting lots of people to order on the same day providing a much needed cash injection. Most recently Paul has founded 'The Sid Youth' a community interest company supporting Young People in Worthing.' - Paul

Ella
Ella

Ella

'Ella is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Fiona
Fiona

Fiona

'Fiona is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Gary
Gary

Gary

'Gary is part of the Worthing Food Foundation team, one of so many people who have worked extremely hard to help feed others. The team have given time to source, collect, pack and deliver food parcels to up to local families each week. In difficult circumstances, they displayed a community spirit that inspired and sustained others.' - Paul

Lucy
Lucy

Lucy

'Lucy is my daughter, aged 20. She was pregnant for a large part of last year and therefore had to attend all her pre-natal appointments alone, there were no ante-natal classes to go to and, when she had a few medical issues, had to go to the hospital alone. She also spent some of her time in labour flying solo. She is now a wonderful mum to 'Georgie' and is my hero.' - Liz

Emily
Emily

Emily

'Emily has been working hard as part of Adur and Worthing Councils team of leisure attendants.' - Dan

Chris
Chris

Chris

'Chris is our new Head of PE who started work with us at Sompting Abbotts in January 2021, one day before the schools were closed for the second time. He continued to teach at school for the whole term, teaching on Zoom and looking after the children of key workers. He started a Lockdown Challenge for the school to keep fit by walking, cycling, running so that we collectively completed the distance from Land's End to John O'Groats. Once this was achieved we then continued the challenge to Athens. By the time we were back at school on 8th March both challenges were completed. Chris has been inspirational in helping us through Lockdown.' - Annette

Richard
Richard

Richard

'Equine hoof care specialist Richard has been providing both hot and cold shoeing all over West Sussex.' - Toni

Pam
Pam

Pam

'The last year has been challenging in so many ways especially for the arts. Over the last few months Pam has been working hard with the team to enable WTM’s reopening and the return of live in-person entertainment in Worthing!'  - Kathryn

Chris
Chris

Chris

‘Chris has been working incredibly hard during the pandemic and more often than not, putting his safety and health at risk to ensure the public are protected and able to safely use key facilities in Worthing. Fantastic colleague and a lovely person who deserves this recognition and more.’ - Sam

Hugh
Hugh

Hugh

'For the last year Hugh has been on the frontline daily while emptying bins from thousands of homes.' - Toni

Katey
Katey

Katey

'Katey is part of the Foxy Ladies Running Club who have kept 200 ladies moving during the pandemic. Physical exercise has been a lifeline to our members, the run leading team have motivated supported listened laughed with cried with the women of this club with care and without judgement. We ran lots of fund raising events too for local based charities needing funds. So yes I'd love to give a massive thank you to the team and all the members of the club, not an individual I know but hope you will consider us.’ - Sinead

Heidi
Heidi

Heidi

‘Heidi is part of the Foxy Ladies Running Club who have kept 200 ladies moving during the pandemic. Physical exercise has been a lifeline to our members, the run leading team have motivated supported listened laughed with cried with the women of this club with care and without judgement. We ran lots of fund raising events too for local based charities needing funds. So yes I'd love to give a massive thank you to the team and all the members of the club, not an individual I know but hope you will consider us.’ - Sinead

Alex