Local Heroes Recognised for Outstanding Communal Spirit

Rutland and Melton MP Alicia Kearns has announced this weeks’ local ‘Unsung Heroes’: Marietta King and Melton Vale Sixth Form College’s David Wilson, Paul Beeton and Joshua Wilson.

Every week, Alicia celebrates at least one winner of the ‘Unsung Hero’ award, raising awareness of people doing extraordinary things locally, and bolstering community spirit amidst the pandemic. All those recognised will receive a certificate of recognition, a badge and be invited to an event once the pandemic is over as a small way to say thank you. 

David Wilson is a teacher at Melton Vale Sixth Form College who has produced over 100 visors for local healthcare workers with the help of Lead Teacher of Mathematics Paul Beeton and Joshua Wilson.

Rutland based Marietta King has been working tirelessly to support three elderly widows in Uppingham, assisting with food and prescription deliveries, hospital appointments and companionship.

Rutland and Melton MP, Alicia Kearns, said:

“ I am extremely grateful to Marietta, David, Paul and Joshua who have responded to the pandemic with such a sense of civic-duty, going above and beyond to bolster our communities during this challenging time.

“Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication, and I look forward to thanking all our heroes in person when our country has healed.”

The East Family who were last week’s Unsung Heroes are providing 300 meals to staff at Kettering Hospital every day, and their initiative can be donated to here: https://www.athene-communications.co.uk/food-4-heroes-kettering/

Alicia Kearns MP is encouraging residents who know a person or organisation that deserve recognition for their outstanding response to the pandemic to nominate them on her website at aliciakearns.com/heroes.