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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.

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

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

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

Tammy
Tammy

Tammy

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

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

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

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

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

Alex
Alex

Alex

'Worthing Borough Council has been lucky to have such a forward thinking CEO. The cultural scene in Worthing is fantastic, which is in no small part due to Alex's belief in the arts and culture and its positive effect on the community. During the last year Alex has supported WTM, helping us survive the enormous challenges of the pandemic. Thank you' - Amanda

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

Kaye
Kaye

Kaye

'My colleague Kaye, a teaching assistant, worked tirelessly during Lockdown to cover classes for Keyworker children at our school' - Amanda

Rob
Rob

Rob

'Over the last year farmer Rob has remained busy, not only providing healthy and sustainable arable crops, but protecting wildlife and the environment in doing so.' - Toni

Paul
Paul

Paul

'Paul has been providing a friendly and familiar face while delivering letters and parcels in our local community.' - Toni

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

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

Lisa
Lisa

Lisa

'This is Lisa. Over the last year she's been working as a carer in the community. While others have been asked to stay at home to stay safe, she's been there to support those who need it most. From shopping for others to proving person care and being a friendly face. From everyone you've looked after in the past year, thank you Lisa.' - Matt

Pat
Pat

Pat

'Pat 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

Patricia
Patricia

Patricia

‘My mum and Nanny Pat has been there for me & us as a family throughout. Providing emotional support as well as childcare and social support. She has supported both my mental health and enabled me to continue working as a key-worker looking after our 3yr old during the whole pandemic. We are so lucky to have our mum and Nanny Pat. Xxx’ - Joanne

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

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

Deborah
Deborah

Deborah

'Our Mum is the glue of our family. Our family business has been severely affected by the pandemic. Mum has kept us on track, she has recovered from having Coronavirus, she loves us all unconditionally and never complains. She's our HERO and we couldn't do it without her.' - Hannah

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

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

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

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

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.' 

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

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

Dave
Dave

Dave

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

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

Jo
Jo

Jo

'Jo is an inspiration. Throughout the Covid pandemic she ensured the safe and supportive environment for the young adults who attend Superstar Arts. Her dynamism and creativity eased the stress and strain during a very frightening time for this close knit community.' - Vicki

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

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.' 

Gary
Gary

Gary

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

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

 

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

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

Adele
Adele

Adele

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

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

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

Phil
Phil

Phil

'Phil 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Val
Val

Val

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

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

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

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

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

Katie
Katie

Katie

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

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

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

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

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

Kevin
Kevin

Kevin

'Kevin ran free exercise at home classes on his companies Facebook everyday of the first lockdown and has continued to provide quizzes, exercise support and mental health support since. I wouldn't (and a lot of other people) wouldn't have exercised at all without him. He kept my spirits high and my mental wellbeing in a good place during such a dark time.' - Emma

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

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

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

Neil
Neil

Neil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emily
Emily

Emily

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

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

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

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

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

Mia
Mia

Mia

'Tireless and selfless support of 10 young disabled adults and their families throughout lockdown whilst our young people have been unable to attend day services. She has provided individual care packages, zoom calls, walks and emails to check we are all ok. A true hero.' - Jane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alex
Alex

Alex

'Worthing Borough Council has been lucky to have such a forward thinking CEO. The cultural scene in Worthing is fantastic, which is in no small part due to Alex's belief in the arts and culture and its positive effect on the community. During the last year Alex has supported WTM, helping us survive the enormous challenges of the pandemic. Thank you' - Amanda

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.' 

Amy
Amy

Amy

'Amy 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

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

Kim
Kim

Kim

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

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

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

Pat
Pat

Pat

'Just six weeks before the first lockdown Pat lost her husband of sixty four years. She has since dealt with many months of self isolation with remarkable good humour and has managed to keep in high spirits despite many challenges over the past year. She’s my hero.' - Terry

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

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

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

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

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

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.’ 

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

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

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

Amanda
Amanda

Amanda

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

Lesley
Lesley

Lesley

‘Lesley 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

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

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

Alison
Alison

Alison

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Hayley
Hayley

Hayley

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

Hugh
Hugh

Hugh

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

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

Bella
Bella

Bella

'Bella has been working extremely hard throughout the lockdowns in motivating those with physical health needs to maintain good physical & mental health. She has been actively participating in fitness classes through video link & offering emotional & mental health support. Working for Active for wellbeing in worthing, Bella is a true hero and deserves to be recognised for her dedication and invaluable support to those who need it.' - Janine

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

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

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

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

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

Anthony
Anthony

Anthony

'Over the last year we have all truly come to understand the importance of outdoor public spaces, and the teams that care for them. As Adur & Worthing Councils Head Ranger Anthony has made sure we all had parks and green spaces to enjoy.' - Dan

Richard
Richard

Richard

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

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

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

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

Jake