Launching the new heroes scheme with a colourful rainbow logo are Mayor Geoff Hipperson, left, and Love West Norfolk ambassador James Bagge.
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Groups, organisations and individuals who have been making a difference during the pandemic are set to be honoured through a new thank you scheme.

The partners behind the Love West Norfolk campaign have this week launched a new scheme to honour West Norfolk’s coronavirus crisis heroes.

Nominations for the #lovewestnorfolk heroes scheme open next Friday, July 10 when members of the public will be able to put forward their heroes.

Every hero nominated will receive a special certificate and badge and their name will be added to a roll of honour to be displayed in the West Norfolk Council offices in King’s Lynn when they re-open. 

The roll of honour will also be added to the Love West Norfolk website.

Each hero will also feature on the Love West Norfolk’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram sites.  

Ten heroes will be chosen at random to receive a special video call from either borough Mayor Geoff Hipperson or Love West Norfolk ambassador James Bagge.

And a special recognition reception is being planned once lockdown restrictions allow, to be held at Lynn Town Hall.

Mr Hipperson said: “It has been a challenging time for everybody and throughout it all, there have been many, many people in West Norfolk who have been working hard to help and support others.

“I have been so pleased to speak with just some of those who have been caring for others and keeping services running over these last few difficult months.

“We are all so grateful for the great work and the many kindnesses which have been abundant in West Norfolk since March.

“It’s time for us to pause, reflect, and recognise all our #lovewestnorfolk heroes.”

Mr Bagge added: “You know who they are. They are the angels working modestly and quietly, often below the radar. They give and expect nothing in return. They contribute way beyond the call of duty. They deserve our gratitude and public  recognition. 

“West Norfolk is proud of them. Help us make sure we salute these local heroes.”

Nominations can be made from July 10 by completing a form on the website. 

The organisers need to know how those nominated have made a difference to West Norfolk over the last few months, their name, and whether they are an individual, team or organisation. 

The organisers are also asking for photographs to support the nominations, which close on Monday, September 7.

Follow Love West Norfolk on Twitter: @LoveWestNorfolk Facebook Love West Norfolk and Instagram: love_west_norfolk

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