WATCH: Individuals, schoolchildren and businesses from across the Isle of Wight have been celebrated as part of the Isle of Wight Radio Local Heroes In Lockdown, with WightFibre.
On Monday, our first award winner was Karen Robb. Karen has been putting her sewing skills to incredible use - by making scrubs for NHS and care staff on the Island. She helped to build up a team of sewers to help make vital PPE, including scrubs, hats and bags.
Our second winner was volunteer, Paddy McHugh. Paddy is used to being one of the main people involved in the Island's annual events - but COVID put a stop to that. He has been selflessly volunteering and helping people on the Island and played a vital role in the Isle of Wight Radio Christmas Toy Appeal.
Local Heroes in Lockdown Awards!
Local Heroes in Lockdown Awards! Day 1 🏆Posted by Isle of Wight Radio on Monday, February 15, 2021
On Tuesday, Andy Dorning was our first winner. Andy is a youth volunteer who has been helping youngsters in lockdown. He has been keeping in touch with young people and their families and has been holding meets outdoors, including firepit evenings.
Our second winner was Becky, Jane and Rich from the Yarbridge Pub in Brading. Since the pandemic started, they have made an incredible 6,000 meals which have gone to NHS workers, carers and key workers! They have also delivered food to vulnerable and self-isolating people across the Island.
Local Heroes In Lockdown Day 2
Local Heroes in Lockdown, with WightFibre - Day 2!Posted by Isle of Wight Radio on Monday, February 15, 2021
On Wednesday, our first winner was care worker Jess McGovern. She has gone above and beyond for her residents at St Vincents in Ryde, looking after them and organising events to keep them entertained. She even moved into the care home to keep residents safe during the pandemic.
Our second winner was music star, Mike Christie. Mike is a part of the group G4 and founded the Wight Proms. He has been streaming live concerts online with different themes - some even with celebrity guests. He has also been checking in on people to make sure their mental health is ok.
Local Heroes In Lockdown - Day 3
Local Heroes In Lockdown, with WightFibre - Day 3!Posted by Isle of Wight Radio on Tuesday, February 16, 2021
On Thursday, our first winner was Becky Lutas who founded online parent group, Tots Together. Along with her daughter, Indi, she has been hosting online baby and toddler groups on Facebook since the start of lockdown. Becky started hosting the free sessions to help mums struggling to entertain small children.
Our second winner was Jessica Kristy, who went out of her way to bake hundreds of cupcakes and delivering them to paramedics, hospital wards, residential and care homes all across the Island. She also delivered them to some of the Island's most vulnerable.
Local Heroes In Lockdown - Day 4
Local Heroes In Lockdown, Day 4 - with Wightfibre 🏆Posted by Isle of Wight Radio on Thursday, February 18, 2021
On Friday, celebrated Ali Hindle who has been providing zoom exercise classes for free throughout lockdown to help boost people's physical and mental health. From March to November every Friday evening she did a zoom party with a different theme of music to keep spirits up.
We also celebrated Starfish Class - and teachers Zoey and Amy - at Broadlea Primary School in Lake. They clocked up 40 miles in the playground, and at home, to raise money to buy tablets for COVID patients at St Mary's Hospital, so they can FaceTime loved ones from their hospital beds. They raised over £2,500 for their appeal!
Local Heroes In Lockdown Day 5
Local Heroes In Lockdown Day 5 with WightfibrePosted by Isle of Wight Radio on Thursday, February 18, 2021