'Phenomenal’ local woman recognised as Hero

Rutland and Melton MP Alicia Kearns has recognised a new local hero for their outstanding response to the COVID-19 pandemic; the landlady of the Grapes Pub in Melton, Sharon Brown.

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. 

Sharon Brown has been working extremely hard in Melton to support local people in need, helping with food and prescription deliveries. She has also worked with Melton Borough Council to flag people who may have slipped through the net.

Rutland and Melton MP, Alicia Kearns, said:

“ I am truly humbled by JuSharon’s outstanding and community-oriented response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The depth of her kindness and commitment to our communities knows no bounds.

I am incredibly grateful to be able to recognise Sharon as our Hero and play my small part in thanking this phenomenal woman.”

The East Family who were recently recognised as 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.