Noise and Chance School of Dance
Thank you so much to Trina and Emily for keeping us dancing through lockdown! Your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed, we are all eternally grateful!…
Massive thank you to Trina and Emily for keeping us dancing through lockdown! We are all so grateful and your efforts to keep us smiling and active has added some sort of normality back…
Would love to say a massive thank you to Trina and Emily for giving us dance through these tough times. Being able to still dance brings a lot of happiness to very monotonous days! Your virtual dance classes are the best and mean so much to everyone!…
Thank you Trina and Emily for bringing a bit of joy and smiles to us during lockdown! We are all very grateful for all your hard work!…
Would like to say a massive thank you to Trina and Emily who have kept the spirits of the dance school high by continuing to provide nightly dance lessons via Zoom. It has been such an important part of our time within lockdown to still be able to experience some sort of normality and enjoyment even if it’s not face to face. Thank you for always checking up on us to make sure we are okay and for providing us with such an amazing family unit. Your efforts never go unnoticed but especially in such hard times, you have helped us all massive amounts and we couldn’t have got through this without you…
Nominated by Emily Clark, Sophia, Mia Sutherland, Olivia & Georgia Patterson, Lauren Southwell.
Girlguiding North West Norfolk Division
A wonderful team of volunteer leaders continuing to give girls, and their families friendship, fun, support and life skills despite the challenges of the past year.
Nominated by Catherine Leigh
Thank you Russell for all your efforts to protect the Gaywood River and west Norfolk’s other beautiful chalk streams from pollution.
Chalk streams are one of the rarest wildlife habitats in the world, Norfolk’s very own ‘rainforests’.
I know they would be much worse without your vigilance and campaigning, so thank you for trying to keep our borough beautiful, clean and healthy!
Nominated by Dr. Charlie Gardner
Simon Rowe and Radio West Norfolk
I would like to thank Simon Rowe and Radio West Norfolk but, Simon in particular. Simon goes above far beyond the call of duty. As a radio presenter Simon and his team of presenters do their very best for the west Norfolk community.
Whether its promoting a good cause or just offering a friendly voice to all of their listeners, Simon and co are always there. Thank you so much for not allowing the community of west Norfolk to fall silent.
Nominated by Graham Cundy
I want to give a huge thank you to Sarah for the support she’s given to my daughter and other children at the school. Over the past year in particular she’s been there with practical and emotional support, from ensuring access to online learning platforms to dealing with anxieties and issues in coping with the pandemic and transitions from school to home and back again.
It’s not been an easy journey for anyone involved and school support staff are often overlooked. Yet Sarah has been there as a constant source of support and we are hugely grateful to her.
Nominated by Natalie Barton
All the staff at Howard Junior School
Thank you to all the staff at Howard Junior School.
You’ve all produced amazing e-learning, made home visits, delivered laptops, worn fancy dress costumes, taken part in Joe Wicks workouts, involved your pets in online lessons, worked hard in the school office. You are awesome!
Nominated by Greg Hill
Heartfelt thanks to Ms Hartshorn for her care for her students, which has gone above and beyond academic and educational needs during this pandemic.
As a parent, it is clear to see how hard Ms Hartshorn and her team at KES have worked to maintain some stability for pupils, with providing online lessons. But as well as this, there is a genuine desire for the students to look after their health and mental wellbeing, with plenty of support from the school on offer.
Communication and updates have been excellent too. Thank you.
Nominated by Jules Stutchbury
Thanks to ‘The Stoneman of Hunstanton’ aka Michael Kennedy. Michael has been clearing stones from the beach in Hunstanton for approximately 27 years. Clearing these stones makes it much easier for walking and helps to protect the cliff.
To many Michael is a local legend, very unassuming and just continues in his quest. Please say a thank you to our local Hunstanton hero.
Nominated by Lillian Richardson
Downham Market Cat Protection staff
I would like to thank the Downham Market Cat Protection staff for all their hard work through this pandemic.
They all work really hard to look after and to help the cats in their care.
Well done all of you.
Nominated by Ruth Watkins
Thank you for continuing to fill our lives with music, not only us, but our community here in Snettisham!
Erin has been posting songs on our village Facebook page since first lockdown and continues to do so, it has certainly cheered many people up and helped to keep spirits high.
Nominated by Keith and Judith Tasker
King’s Lynn Samaritans
We’d really like to thank our own volunteers who have worked hard to keep our Samaritans branch running despite many of them having to shield since last March.
Those that have had to stay at home have still worked hard behind the scenes, supporting our listeners, and with some able to man the Samaritans dedicated NHS support line from their homes, which was launched as a result of the pandemic.
Nominated by King’s Lynn Samaritans
Councillor Michael De Whalley
Thank you, Councillor De Whalley, for your tireless efforts to save west Norfolk from sea level rise, flooding, and the other impacts of the climate crisis. It means so much to know that someone is trying to save our homes and the places we love…
Thank you Michael for all your efforts…
I thank you with all my heart for your ongoing commitment to green issues…
Thank you for your tireless work on behalf of the people and the local environment in your role as a councillor on the borough council…
Thank you Michael for your efforts to raise awareness of the climate emergency in West Norfolk.
Nominated by Charlie Gardner, Amanda Fox, Walkiria Bass and Louise Gardner
Energise Pentney Members and Local Community
We want to send a huge thanks to our members and local community for supporting us throughout this pandemic; your understanding and kindness has meant so much.
A massive thank you to our amazing team, who have adapted so quickly, and who make Energise Pentney a safe and happy place to be.
Nominated by Hannah Watfa
The volunteers at The Inspire Centre
Just want to put on record the superb job being done by those who have volunteered to stand outside in all weathers, meeting, greeting and directing the elderly people arriving for their COVID vaccinations at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn.
Well done to all of them, so kind and so helpful.
Nominated by Doug Canham
King Edward VII Academy
We would really like to thank KES Academy for their fantastic summer fundraiser for us.
They raised over £2000 directly for Kings Lynn Samaritans. Parents, pupils, staff, family & friends walked, cycled, rowed, or jogged or and then made a donation directly to our branch so we would like to thank everyone who so kindly got involved and went to such effort, most especially the staff at KES for this wonderful move to help some of the most vulnerable people in our community.
Our contact was Ross McNeil of the KES Academy Well Being Team.
Nominated by King’s Lynn Samaritans
All vaccinators, nurses, doctors, carers
Thank you so much to everyone at the frontline of this epidemic, for not giving up, for keeping going under very horrific circumstances, for staying positive in the face of such adversity – you are all the true heroes!
Know this in your heart, we all owe you our deepest gratitude and will never forget your struggles.
Nominated by Bee Knights
Thank you Kerry for your amazing work on the Angels of King’s Lynn Facebook page. You’ve united our community in the most wonderful way at the hardest of times.
You’ve brought joy to so many people and relief to others who needed, and received, help. I know there are so many in our community who feel the same as I do, I see their comments on the page.
You’re loved, respected and appreciated by all those whose lives you come into contact with and we can’t thank you enough.
Nominated by Jo Rust
The Lynn News
A huge thank you to our local paper – the Lynn News – for superbly keeping our local community in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk fully updated as the Queen Elizabeth Hospital has responded to COVID-19.
Open and transparent communication with our patients and local community has been key over the last year and we cannot thank Mark and the Lynn News enough for covering the pandemic so well and keeping everyone informed, including after spending a day speaking to patients and staff at the hospital to tell the story in a way which was both respectful and authentic.
Thank you Lynn News and well done.
Nominated by Laura Skaife-Knight