Robert Voss, the Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, and Henry Holland-Hibbert, the High Sheriff, have awarded Hero of Hertfordshire badges and certificates to residents and organisations which have done something special for the community during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Robert Voss, HM Lord-Lieutenant, said: “I decided that so many people in Hertfordshire have done a great many amazing things during the COVID crisis – going the extra mile and more – that they needed to be thanked.”
Many individuals, organisations and charities have been honoured. Some of the organisations receiving awards include Future Living Hertford, Herts Welcomes Refugees in St Albans, New Hope Outreach Service in Watford, Redbourn Care Group, Stevenage FC, the Watford Chamber of Commerce, and Wenzel’s Bakers.
Robert Voss added: “There are many people in this county who have gone that extra mile during the crisis to help others in their community. I felt the community of Hertfordshire as a whole needed to be thanked and appreciated.
“Thus I came up with the idea of these awards supported by the High Sheriff. So far, some 200 people have been awarded, with more to come and the recipients have expressed surprise and delight.”
Picture: Award winners Tanya Catton, Maddie Kinnar, Dan Griffin, Jayne Dingemans, with Chairman John Procter and Trustee Sir Tim Wilson DL