Blyth Valley MP launches awards for Community Champions

Ian Levy MP has launched Blyth Valley Community Champions to recognise the incredible individual efforts of residents to help others during the coronavirus pandemic.  Nominations could be for people looking out for neighbours by collecting prescriptions; residents who are organising food parcels for the most vulnerable or individuals  who are producing and donating items of equipment to help key workers carry out their critical work.

The Blyth Valley MP said: "Coronavirus has undoubtedly tested us a nation and it continues to do so.  The government has led the response based on the best scientific advice and the County Council is doing a brilliant job across Northumberland.

"Residents and groups in Blyth Valley have also stepped forward and are making a huge difference to people's lives.  In recent weeks, it has been a privilege to support the work of some truly remarkable people who have decided that they wanted to do something to help.  It is these people and others that deserve our thanks and that is exactly what Blyth Valley Community Champions will do.  

"Groups have been newly set up by residents and others are well established but what they have all done is made a massive contribution.  I am encouraging nominations from across every town and village in Blyth Valley, and I look forward to announcing the first community champion on 8th May."

Nominations can be made on a rolling basis using the link below -

There is a weekly deadline of 5pm on a Wednesday with the Community Champion announced on Facebook and Instagram every Friday.   A special reception will be held for all COVID-19 Community Champions when it is possible to do so.