We are celebrating individuals and groups and volunteer groups who have given their time to help others in their local community during the pandemic.
We have heard many stories of kindness, creativity and hope, and we are asking you to submit stories and details of people you think deserve to be one of our Local Heroes.
Acts of kindness such as providing essential supplies for those shielding or self-isolating, keeping open spaces accessible for others or checking in on somebody living on their own have continued to make a huge difference to peoples lives. There has never been a more important time to take care of the health and wellbeing of our community which is why we want to recognise those that have and are contributing to that.
To help celebrate these amazing heroes we are sharing this touching video tribute that our Arts and Culture team worked with local artists to create. Poetry collective ‘Ghost River’ were commissioned to write a poem based on the nominees, which was then recorded by performer Anna Carr and animated by Corinne Pollock. To make it extra special, we also included additional voices from members of the Eastleigh community – including some of those who nominated someone to be a hero.
Nominations are now closed to nominate a local hero.
Keep a close eye out as we will starting to share these inspiring stories on our website and through our social media channels.
If you are inspired to volunteer to support the community, please visit www.1community.org.uk