This week Rutland and Melton MP, Alicia Kearns, has given special recognition to the Leicestershire and Rutland 4x4 Responders for their robust and compassionate response to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Every week, Alicia celebrates at least one winner of the ‘Unsung Hero’ award, raising awareness about available support and bolstering community spirit amidst the outbreak. All those recognised will receive a certificate of recognition and be invited to a celebratory event once the pandemic is over as a small way to say thank you.
The Leicestershire and Rutland 4 x 4 Responders have supported communities in Rutland and Melton and beyond by delivering food and medication to those in need and providing transport to vulnerable people moving to sheltered accommodation.
Rutland and Melton MP, Alicia Kearns, said:
“I am immensely grateful to every single Leicestershire and Rutland 4 x 4 Responder who is working so tirelessly at personal risk to support the most vulnerable in our community.
“ The Responders are heroes whose work is saving lives.
“Thank you to the Responders who exemplify the community and national spirit that will ultimately heal our country from this virus.”
Other organisations who have already been recognised as heroes are Rutland Plastics, who adapted their plastic injection moulding firm to produce medical equipment, which will be used at the ExCel Nightingale Ward Hospital in London, and Oakham School’s Design and Technology Department, which has been creating face shields for frontline staff.
Oakham School is looking for donations of PVC or PET rolls of clear plastic that can be used as the shield - please contact Alicia directly if you can donate.
Alicia Kearns MP is encouraging Rutland and Melton residents to email her if they know of a person or organisation working to help the community who deserves recognition and continues to focus on supporting constituents throughout the outbreak.