Who is YOUR Hero? The final 10...
Last year we asked you to name your NHS or key worker and tell us why they are a hero, so they could be in with a chance of being the lucky winner of a weekend break* in the beautiful Cotswolds courtesy of StayCotswold!
From mechanics to shop and community workers, delivery drivers to prison guards, care home chefs and NHS doctors and nurses, we received nearly 1000 Hero nominations. These stories were all so varied, heart warming and well deserving.
We would like to thank everyone who nominated their hero and wish we could give every single hero a treat to say thank you for their service which has kept this country going throughout the pandemic. It has been so difficult to narrow the list down to 10 finalists, but we got there, and have highlighted the wide spread of different roles and service shown by the heroes that were nominated.
And the winner is...
...MANDY KING! NHS and teacher partner who was nominated by Laura King.
Winner Mandy Said: "I’m completely shocked that I’ve won! Thank you so much to everyone who voted and my sister for entering me in to the competition. It was humbling to read the truly inspiring work that the other heroes have done through the pandemic. It has been a very challenging and emotional year but winning the competition and having a fantastic short break with Staycotswold to look forward to is amazing. Thank you so much."
Our winner receives a fabulous weekend break for up to four people in the Cotswolds at one of our beautiful properties - when we are able to welcome guests again.
Nominator Laura said: "Thanks to everyone that voted, I’m over the moon! Mandy doesn’t realise how much she does for other people, so this will show her how appreciated she is. All of the nominees are heroes and have done so much for their communities."
Read All Our Finalists Stories Below