Essex Honours: it’s time to nominate someone exceptional!
Do you have someone you would like to have recognised for a national honour in this time of unprecedented need? Do you know that that special person, an ordinary person whose actions often go unrecognised but who make a big difference to the community?
In an initiative spearheaded by the Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst, Essex residents are being asked to recognise those who have gone above and beyond, not only during COVID-19, but also in everyday life to look out for others in their time of need and to help the wider Essex community.
National honours recognise exceptional acts of good citizenship and achievements in public life allowing individuals who make a significant contribution to their community to be nominated for a national honour.
Honours are usually published in the New Year, and on the Queen’s official birthday in June. However, the honours list was delayed this year until the autumn to allow nominations to be made to reflect those involved with work during the emergency.
Whether it’s a person who for months bought and delivered groceries to the elderly, or prescriptions to the sick, whether it’s a doctor or nurse who worked extra shifts to help others despite putting themselves at risk, whether it’s a local enterprise who went above and beyond to offer deals and savings to key workers and extra-ordinary deliveries to the vulnerable.
If you know of an individual, voluntary group or business that has made a big difference to others during lockdown, then please nominate them for an honour
Honours are awarded for long-term voluntary service, innovation and entrepreneurship, achieving positive change for others, improving the life of those less able to help themselves and displaying moral courage.
If you know of someone who has shown commitment to their community, or someone who has consistently and diligently helped others, you can nominate them. They may be eligible for an award and recognition.
To find out more about this prestigious award and how you can nominate someone deserving, click the brochure below.