Vote now for who you think should be crowned Sussex’s Lockdown Legend

Vote now for who you think should be crowned Sussex’s Lockdown Legend

Last month No One, a new top-secret Sussex service set to be unveiled in the new year, launched a new campaign to find Sussex’s Lockdown Legend – a person (of any age) that has stepped up throughout the pandemic and gone that extra mile to truly ‘love thy neighbour’.

Celebrating the many acts of kindness and community spirit throughout the crisis, No One received some incredible nominations from Sussex residents. The team has chosen three finalists and it’s now down to a public vote to see which incredible person deserves some special recognition and an extra treat this Christmas.

The finalists are:

Jacqueline Heap from Crowborough, East Sussex. Despite being furloughed and having to shield, she took it upon herself to volunteer to make scrubs for the NHS from scratch. She made around 30 pairs of scrubs during the peak of lockdown, which were distributed to NHS staff in need around Sussex. She worked tirelessly from 9am-10pm everyday to finish as many pairs of scrubs as she could, up to the highest standard.
Philip Reece and Ian Wilson, who run the Queen Vic pub in Rottingdean village. They established a help line (which they funded) manned by a team of volunteers, as well as a not-for-profit ‘meals on wheels’ service, which delivered to anyone who was isolating. They organised for the Roman Catholic Church and Church of England to help orchestrate and advertise. Furthermore, the duo liaised with the village traders and created a website to let locals know what was available and at what times—they truly got the village working together.
Dan Armstrong, who runs the Spotted:Crawley Facebook page. Throughout lockdown, Dan organised numerous donations for food parcels for the vulnerable, ran appeals for school uniforms and helped everyone in Crawley who asked for his help. He also organised deliveries throughout lockdown and has raised funds for charity.
A spokesperson for No-One, said: “We were absolutely blown away by some of the stories being submitted to us— there are some wonderful people in Sussex and it just proves how much love and joy we can spread when communities come together. 2020 has been an incredibly tough year for so many, but while we’d love to reward every nominee for their efforts, we can only choose one Lockdown Legend. We have made the tough call and whittled it down to three finalists, it is now up to the public to choose who they think should win an incredible Christmas hamper of prizes.”

Votes can be cast in two simple ways. Either by visiting No One’s Facebook page and clicking the relevant emoji on the finalists poll that will be pinned to the top page, or by emailing and putting the name of the person being voted for in the subject line (only one email vote per address will be counted).  Voting will close at midnight on Sunday 13th December 2020.