UNSUNG heroes in Warwick and Leamington are set to be honoured by their MP.
Matt Western has today launched the ‘Warwick and Leamington MP Awards for Community Excellence’ to pay tribute and give recognition to the exceptional work of constituents.
The Labour MP will organise and host the community awards later this year – with a focus on the exceptional work of people who have contributed in the fight against Covid-19.
Mr Western said he had always planned the awards to become an annual celebration highlighting “the service and generosity of the spirit of others”.
Mr Western said: “Back in June 2017 when I was first elected, I talked about introducing public service awards in recognition of the fantastic work done by all those working in the public sector and elsewhere to make our lives better.
“My aim was, and is, simple – to give due recognition to people who make a huge difference to our lives but who are rarely acknowledged, possibly only by their colleagues.
“Though we are in the midst of a crisis, I want to ensure people know that the public are proud of the many great acts of public service about them.
“This has been, and remains, a hugely difficult time for the whole Warwick and Leamington community as everywhere.
“Though we are not through this yet, there are so many people we collectively must pay tribute to. Be it the nurses, doctors, care workers, volunteers, or inspiring residents who have played their part during this pandemic – I want them to be recognised for their work.
Mr Western added he would be providing more details in the coming weeks.