Charnwood Community Heroes

Charnwood Community Heroes - Dr Nik Kotecha speaking

Morningside were proud Headline Sponsors of this year’s Charnwood Community Heroes Awards, where individuals, community groups and businesses were honoured for giving back to their communities.

The event at Burleigh Court in Loughborough was attended by  more than 100 guests. The awards, hosted by Charnwood Borough Council, celebrated the positive contributions made by people and organisations in the borough during the first in-person version of the event since 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Across the 51 nominations, there were great examples of how people and organisations have helped others to make Charnwood a better place. Nominees had supported neighbours, organised events for charity, started groups to help vulnerable people, delivered food parcels, set up foodbanks and committed time to help and support young people.

Some nominees have held events to bring communities together and others have helped people worship together during the pandemic. There are many inspiring stories.

Charnwood Community Heroes Awards 2022

Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Chairman of Morningside Pharmaceuticals, said: “It has been an honour to be involved in Charnwood Community Heroes and congratulations to all the nominees.

“This event was the perfect opportunity to promote and pay tribute to the incredible work that people in Charnwood do for each other and their communities. You have made the borough very proud.”

Cllr Leigh Harper-Davies, the council’s lead member for communities, added: “This year’s Community Heroes has been extra special as we have been able to celebrate your hard work in the company of others.

“The pandemic hit everybody hard, but to see so many people still put others before themselves and work exceptionally hard makes me incredibly proud.

“Thank you to everyone who has nominated somebody for an award, and to everyone who was nominated for your tireless and selfless work.”

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