Northwich Heroes to be Recognised


Do you know someone who’s been heroic during the Coronavirus outbreak? If so, they could be recognised as part of a new campaign launched today by Barons Quay and the Northwich BID, who are searching for local people that have helped others during the lockdown.

The initiative, called Northwich Heroes, is part of Barons Quay’s Project Happy, a campaign that aims to bring positivity to the town during this difficult time. Organisers are asking members of the public to nominate local people who helped them during the crisis, so that they can be recognised with a special award.

The initiative hopes to highlight not just NHS and key workers but also the unsung heroes doing small acts of kindness such as collecting groceries for a shielding neighbour or volunteering at a food bank.

Entries for the awards open today. Four winners will be announced week commencing 27th July before being presented with their awards and shopping vouchers worth £100.  The awards will be judged by Barons Quay Centre Manager; Lina Higuita, Northwich BID Manager; Jane Hough and Councillor Sam Naylor from Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Lina Higuita said: “The last few months have been extremely challenging, but we know that there are people in our community who have gone out of their way to make things better for other people.  We want to recognise these local heroes and say thank you for their positive impact.  It could be a neighbour, a volunteer or a key worker who has made a difference. Whoever it is, we want to hear about them and their story!”

Jane Hough, Northwich BID Manager said: “I’m really looking forward to seeing the nominations as part of Northwich Heroes and hearing the amazing stories of selflessness and compassion that have been taking place in and around the town. We’ve already seen so many acts of kindness from our businesses and their customers here in Northwich and it’s great to be part of something that will recognise local heroes who have gone above and beyond over the last few weeks.”

Councillor Richard Beacham, Cabinet Member for Housing, Regeneration and Growth said: “Throughout the coronavirus pandemic we have seen so many selfless and positive acts of kindness carried out across the borough. Northwich Heroes is a fantastic opportunity to say thank you. It is important that we recognise these local people who have taken the time to help someone who needed it the most, so I would encourage residents to get involved and nominate local heroes who have made such a positive impact over the last few months.”

To nominate your local hero go visit our Northwich Heroes Page Here