Community heroes in Bath and North East Somerset who have made an exceptional contribution to helping others during the COVID-19 pandemic are set to be recognised in a raft of special new awards backed by Curo.
The Shining Light Awards aim to highlight people who have gone above and beyond to volunteer or to support members of their community over the past year.
Nominations are now open for the ten awards for volunteers, carers, charities, businesses, nurses, teachers, public sector workers, and anyone who has exceeded what is expected of them in order to help their local community or an individual over the past 12 months.
The Shining Light Awards are organised by Bath & North East Somerset Council in partnership with BSW CCG, BANES Virgin Care, Curo, Student Community Partnership (University of Bath, Bath Spa University & Bath College), and the 3SG.
Curo Resident Engagement Manager Tom Box said: “It’s been an incredibly tough year but at Curo we’ve seen residents and communities do extraordinary things to support each other time and time again. We look forward to helping to celebrate our COVID heroes through these awards.”
Nominations must demonstrate that the nominee:
- has provided support to the local community or an individual during the past 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic,
- in addition to their normal work or volunteering, they have made a significant difference to the lives of the community or an individual that they have supported during the past year,
- is supported, recognised and respected by the local community and the people who benefit from it, and
- benefits residents of Bath and North East Somerset.
The closing date for nominations is 30 April 2021, with an online awards evening to be held in May.