DO you know someone who’s been heroic during the coronavirus outbreak?

If so, they could be recognised as part of a new campaign from Barons Quay and Northwich BID, who are searching for people in the area that have helped others during the lockdown.

The initiative, called Northwich Heroes, is part of Barons Quay’s Project Happy – a campaign that aims to bring positivity to the town during this difficult time.

Organisers are asking members of the public to nominate people who helped them during the crisis, so that they can be recognised with a special award.

The initiative hopes to highlight not just NHS and key workers, but also the unsung heroes doing small acts of kindness such as collecting groceries for a shielding neighbour or volunteering at a food bank.

Entries for the awards are now open, with four winners to be announced in the week commencing July 27 before being presented with their awards and shopping vouchers worth £100.

The awards will be judged by Barons Quay centre manager Lina Higuita, Northwich BID manager Jane Hough and Cllr Sam Naylor, from Cheshire West and Chester Council.

“The last few months have been extremely challenging, but we know that there are people in our community who have gone out of their way to make things better for other people,” said Lina.

“We want to recognise these local heroes and say thank you for their positive impact.

“It could be a neighbour, a volunteer or a key worker who has made a difference. Whoever it is, we want to hear about them and their story.”

Jane Hough, BID manager, said: “I’m really looking forward to seeing the nominations as part of Northwich Heroes and hearing the amazing stories of selflessness and compassion that have been taking place in and around the town."

“We’ve already seen so many acts of kindness from our businesses and their customers here in Northwich, and it’s great to be part of something that will recognise heroes who have gone above and beyond over the last few weeks.”

Cllr Richard Beacham, cabinet member for housing, regeneration and growth said: “Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, we have seen so many selfless and positive acts of kindness carried out across the borough.

“Northwich Heroes is a fantastic opportunity to say thank you, and it is important that we recognise these people who have taken the time to help someone who needed it the most.

“I would encourage residents to get involved and nominate their heroes who have made such a positive impact over the last few months.”

To nominate your hero, visit your Northwich hero, fill out a nomination form at