Who is your coronavirus lockdown hero?

Do you know someone who has stepped up to help their community during the coronavirus lockdown? If so, we want to salute them in the Worcester News.

Tell us their name, how they have helped their community and send us a photo of them, and we will feature them in our We Salute You roll call in our special edition of the Worcester News on Saturday, May 30 – Worcestershire: Life in Lockdown.

Use the contribute button below to tell us who you want to nominate.

Two of the people nominated will each win six bottles of wine, courtesy of Bottles in New Street, Worcester.

Anyone can be a lockdown hero: people who have delivered food and shopping to isolating neighbours; keyworkers risking their own health to help others; teachers who have cared for the children of keyworkers – we want to salute everyone in Worcestershire who has helped their community during this difficult time.

Among those lockdown heroes we have already featured in the Worcester News are Toby Stringer and his partner Lyndsey Cox, who created Plate One Up And Pass It On – a page to supply meals to the vulnerable and single parents who have struggled to get food during the pandemic.

Mr Stringer, from Norton, said: “As a group we have achieved so much. What started out as a simple concept of plate one up and pass it on soon grew way beyond that. We currently have over 45 active pairings, these involve a volunteer shopping, collecting prescriptions, popping a cooked meal around or providing a good old chit chat.

“We have distributed hundreds of treats packages all across Worcestershire, covering NHS, care homes, children’s homes, schools, doctors surgeries and so many more.

“These amazing volunteers go above and beyond with what they do proving social care to elderly and vulnerable in their free time.”

The group was formed on March 17 and since then members have bought a nurse a car after hers was damaged from having her catalytic converters stolen while she was working at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Who is your Worcestershire coronavirus lockdown hero?

"Do you know someone who has stepped up to help their community during the coronavirus lockdown? If so, we want to salute them in the Worcester News. Tell us their name, how they have helped their community and send us a photo of them, and we will feature them in our We Salute You roll call in our special edition of the Worcester News on Saturday, May 30 – Worcestershire: Life in Lockdown."

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Community contributor

Every week Sue from Cranham Primary checks up on us, she doesn’t have to, she has always gone above and beyond especially in this difficult time!

Every week Sue from Cranham Primary checks up on us, she doesn’t have to, she has always gone above and beyond especially in this difficult time!
John Maynard

I would like to thank all the staff who dealt with me at Worcester Royal last Sunday when I came to A&E last Saturday to be checked out for a possible second stroke. I was checked in, underwent scans and a mild stroke was detected and treated Enabling me to return home after 2 nights. I was also tested for Corona virus on entry and am virus free. During my stay, a major emergency came in and I saw amazing teamwork to stabilise a patient with a massive bleed on the brain. They are all my heroes.

Sue Falconer

My lockdown hero is Liz Falconer who is a Police Officer at Worcester. Liz continues to support and serve our community and keep us safe during these testing times. She is always positive and has a warm welcoming smile, thus is so important at a time when we all need reasurance.

My lockdown hero is Liz Falconer who is a Police Officer at Worcester. Liz continues to support and serve our community and keep us safe during these testing times. She is always positive and has a warm welcoming smile, thus is so important at a time when we all need reasurance.
Kate Thould

Vicky Onions runs a convenience store/post office in Lickey End, BROMSGROVE. Throughout lockdown she has worked extremely hard to help the community - helping people in isolation and offering free delivery. She has gone far and above in her help to the community - working many extra hours and sourcing things that customers could not get elsewhere. She is always cheerful and works around the clock (despite having two lovely children). She is a heroine - Lickey End thanks you!

Vicky Onions runs a convenience store/post office in Lickey End, BROMSGROVE.  Throughout lockdown she has worked extremely hard to help the community - helping people in isolation and offering free delivery.  She has gone far and above in her help to the community - working many extra hours and sourcing things that customers could not get elsewhere.  She is always cheerful and works around the clock (despite having two lovely children).  She is a heroine - Lickey End thanks you!
Community contributor

This is my brother in law who is still working as a body engineer and fixes refrigerated vehicles he has also helped out family members who are self isolating due to health reasons and does their shopping and takes them meals and still goes home to his girlfriend and 3 children he is our hero and deserves to be saluted for his hardwork and kindness to others xxx

This is my brother in law who is still working as a body engineer and fixes refrigerated vehicles he has also helped out family members who are self isolating due to health reasons and does their shopping and takes them meals and still goes home to his girlfriend and 3 children  he is our hero and deserves to be saluted for his hardwork and kindness to others xxx
Michaela Davies

This is my brother in law Ashley bosworth who is still working full time as a body engineer and fixes refrigerated vehicles as well as helping our parents who are self isolating due to health reasons by doing their shopping and taking them meals and still goes home after to his girlfriend and 3 children he is our key worker hero and deserves to be saluted for his hard work and kindness to others in this difficult time xxx

This is my brother in law Ashley bosworth who is still working full time as a body engineer and fixes refrigerated vehicles as well as helping our parents who are self isolating due to health reasons by doing their shopping and taking them meals and still goes home after to his girlfriend and 3 children he is our key worker hero and deserves to be saluted for his hard work and kindness to others in this difficult time xxx
Helen Mason-bedford

For me it's my friend Rachel Turner. Working within the NHS has been daunting and being cut off from family and friends the support can really lack. Rachel is a fellow HCA within the same team and is always at the other end of the phone. She makes me laugh every day and keeps my moral up so I can be the best I can be for our patients. She has had lots to deal with herself but will always put others first. With everything going on at work she still managed to do her food collections for the food bank. Amazing team support has been my godsend during lockdown ❤ She is definitely a hero but doesn't realise it

For me it's my friend Rachel Turner.
Working within the NHS has been daunting and being cut off from family and friends the support can really lack. Rachel is a fellow HCA within the same team and is always at the other end of the phone. She makes me laugh every day and keeps my moral up so I can be the best I can be for our patients. She has had lots to deal with herself but will always put others first. With everything going on at work she still managed to do her food collections for the food bank. Amazing team support has been my godsend during lockdown ❤ She is definitely a hero but doesn't realise it
Community contributor

These incredible women are my mum Vikki Ball and my auntie Debbie Miller, they both work at costcutter; and have worked everyday like it’s a normal day during this pandemic, they have both been shopping for elderly people who live around our estate to keep them safe; these women always serve people with a smile on there face and love in there hearts and they deserve recognition for what they are doing! We love you!!

These incredible women are my mum Vikki Ball and my auntie Debbie Miller, they both work at costcutter; and have worked everyday like it’s a normal day during this pandemic, they have both been shopping for elderly people who live around our estate to keep them safe; these women always serve people with a smile on there face and love in there hearts and they deserve recognition for what they are doing! We love you!!
Community contributor

This is my auntie Laura Bishop,she has worked up to a 56 hour week at a care home looking after the vulnerable,she then goes home to her 3 children and home schools them! She even caught corona virus and recovered and is back at work like nothing happened! Everyday she risks her safety to help those in need. This woman is amazing and I’m so proud to call her a part of my family.

This is my auntie Laura Bishop,she has worked up to a 56 hour week at a care home looking after the vulnerable,she then goes home to her 3 children and home schools them! She even caught corona virus and recovered and is back at work like nothing happened! Everyday she risks her safety to help those in need. This woman is amazing and I’m so proud to call her a part of my family.
Community contributor

Thanks to Pat Jackson for helping keep audiology going at Kidderminster Hospital & Martin Jackson for delivering customers shopping at Iceland

Thanks to Pat Jackson for helping keep audiology going at Kidderminster Hospital & Martin Jackson for delivering customers shopping at Iceland
Thanks to Pat Jackson for helping keep audiology going at Kidderminster Hospital & Martin Jackson for delivering customers shopping at Iceland
Sam Walker

My mum Libby is our lockdown hero, she's working everyday as a keyworker getting up at 2:30AM to start her shift at 4AM. Not only that she then drops round any supplies we need due to my partner having to isolate after his recent kidney transplant. We all appreciate your hard work mum you are our hero!!!

My mum Libby is our lockdown hero, she's working everyday as a keyworker getting up at 2:30AM to start her shift at 4AM. Not only that she then drops round any supplies we need due to my partner having to isolate after his recent kidney transplant. We all appreciate your hard work mum you are our hero!!!
Suzy Southall

Rev Dr David John Southall, chaplain of Worcester Royal Hospital. A man with a kind heart who will move mountains to see others smile. He’s visited patients; newly born and at their last dying breath and taken funerals for those who’ve lost loved ones; and still comes home at the end of the day with a gleaming smile to resume as a husband, father and grandfather.

Rev Dr David John Southall, chaplain of Worcester Royal Hospital. A man with a kind heart who will move mountains to see others smile. He’s visited patients; newly born and at their last dying breath and taken funerals for those who’ve lost loved ones; and still comes home at the end of the day with a gleaming smile to resume as a husband, father and grandfather.
Rev Dr David John Southall, chaplain of Worcester Royal Hospital. A man with a kind heart who will move mountains to see others smile. He’s visited patients; newly born and at their last dying breath and taken funerals for those who’ve lost loved ones; and still comes home at the end of the day with a gleaming smile to resume as a husband, father and grandfather.
Rev Dr David John Southall, chaplain of Worcester Royal Hospital. A man with a kind heart who will move mountains to see others smile. He’s visited patients; newly born and at their last dying breath and taken funerals for those who’ve lost loved ones; and still comes home at the end of the day with a gleaming smile to resume as a husband, father and grandfather.
Rev Dr David John Southall, chaplain of Worcester Royal Hospital. A man with a kind heart who will move mountains to see others smile. He’s visited patients; newly born and at their last dying breath and taken funerals for those who’ve lost loved ones; and still comes home at the end of the day with a gleaming smile to resume as a husband, father and grandfather.
Tim Wick

Toby Stringer... From founding Facebook group 'Plate it up and pass it on' has along with a great team of volunteers behind him made a phenomenal effort in providing support and donations to those that are in need. What he has and is still achieving is incredible. Too many acts of selfless kindness to describe – Look on the ‘Plate it up…’ Facebook group to fully appreciate. This guy deserves a Knighthood!! (Photo from Worcester News)

Toby Stringer... From founding Facebook group 'Plate it up and pass it on' has along with a great team of volunteers behind him made a phenomenal effort in providing support and donations to those that are in need. What he has and is still achieving is incredible. Too many acts of selfless kindness to describe – Look on the ‘Plate it up…’ Facebook group to fully appreciate. This guy deserves a Knighthood!! (Photo from Worcester News)
Kylie T

I nominate Jodon Gait, a brave nurse who lost his life to coronavirus because he chose to put others first while working at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. A true hero!

I nominate Jodon Gait, a brave nurse who lost his life to coronavirus because he chose to put others first while working at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. A true hero!