Our NHS staff, care workers and community groups are keeping us safe and keeping our communities going whilst we tackle the Coronavirus outbreak, however there are countless other unsung heroes who are playing their part to help friends, neighbours and strangers during these difficult times. Many of these people are doing this off their own back with little or no help from others and generally would not receive – or expect –  recognition for their work from the wider community.

That is why I have created the Keighley and Ilkley Unsung Hero Awards, to recognise people who are selflessly going out of their way to help neighbours, friends and strangers get through this tough time.

These heroes are ordinary people from all walks of life, whether that is individuals who are shopping for neighbours, walking pets on behalf of people in self-isolation, business owners who are using their facilities to offer food and supplies to NHS workers and key workers at no cost or people who are providing a friendly ear to those who may not speak to anybody during the lockdown period. It may also be those who are helping fundraise for organisations. There is no limit to what people can be nominated for and there is no limit to how big or small the contribution may be. 

If you know of people who are doing extraordinary things to help others, this shouldn’t go unnoticed: we want to hear about them. Please fill in the form below and let us know about your unsung heroes.

The Keighley and Ilkley Unsung Hero Awards will roll on a weekly basis, with a Hero being announced every Friday. Nominations can be made continuously with nominations for that week being open until 5pm on a Thursday. Winners will be published on Mr Moore’s website and social media, as well as in his regular e-newsletter. 

Unsung Hero Awards