Canny. A local word from the North East meaning kind, friendly, nice. If there was ever a time when being canny counted, it has been during the coronavirus outbreak. And as a region, we’ve pulled together to support each other during these challenging times like never before.
In celebration, we are highlighting some of the wonderful acts of kindness local people across the North East have carried out to help others during the pandemic, supporting neighbours, families, friends and communities.
The Covid Acts of Kindness Community Award celebrates one outstanding individual in each of the following local authority areas; Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland. There will be seven winners all together.
Thank you for sending in your nominations to shine a light on Covid local heroes who have gone above and beyond to #BeatCovidNE by helping those around them. Nominations are now closed and the winner will be announced later this month.