February 19th, 2021.

The Mayor of Seaford, Cllr Rodney Reed, has awarded members of the community, who were nominated by the public, with certificates to recognise their dedication and hard work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The following organisations and individuals have been recognised:

Morrisons Manager and staff - The staff have been exemplary throughout the year with
queues and numbers well managed, as well as staying open all hours for the community.
Nominated by Den Lyle

Julie Moore, Scoop and Weigh - Julie was the most nominated recipient of this award in recognition of her amazing positive community spirit and going out of her way to check in on the vulnerable. Throughout the pandemic she collected prescriptions and other groceries for those isolating, organised raffles for the homeless and collected donations for
the foodbank. Nominated by, Krisztina Almasi-Tucknott, Ailsa Katona, Mary Hawes and Carole Henderson.

Phillipa Davis of the Seaford and Bishopstone National Health Workforce Accounts (NHWA) - Inspiring the nation, Phillipa and her team set up 'Sew Sussex' in Seaford, co-ordinating people in their homes to manufacture over 100,000 items of PPE for distribution to the NHS and other healthcare staff during the pandemic. Nominated by Cllr Mark Brown.

Mary Hawes and Min Stone, ‘SeaFriends’ - Mary and Min have worked throughout the pandemic to connect isolated individuals with volunteers who offer support over the phone. Those nominating were moved by the difference they made to people suffering and feeling lonely during the pandemic. At Christmas they delivered festive hampers to their clients to
bring them some joy, as most were spending the festivities alone. Nominated by Tiffany Parker.

Gill Morgan - A Community Nurse who also volunteered by supporting vulnerable friends and family during the pandemic. Nominated by Lauren Morgan.

Fler and Justin Wright of the WOLO Foundation - Fler and Justin have been providing food hampers and organising fundraising events. All funds have gone towards supporting families with a loved one who is battling cancer. Nominated by Beth.

Old School Surgery and Seaford Medical Centre - For the admirable way the Doctors, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, and administrative staff have adapted to working during the pandemic and continuing to provide exception healthcare to the community. Nominated by Lindsay Freeman.

Carole Pink - on behalf of a group who knit, sew and purchase items for the homeless under the care of ‘Surviving the Streets’. They have also supported the staff at Eastbourne District General Hospital and paramedics with hampers, and they help a couple of animal charities. Nominated by Tracy Williams.

Esther Morgan - For her selflessness in volunteering with ‘Surviving the Streets’ helping the homeless over the winter with warm and waterproof clothing. Nominated by Tracy Williams.

Lucy Watts, Seaford Volunteer Group - For cheerfully befriending and supporting members in the community during lockdown. Nominated by Natasha Sheppard.

Mayor of Seaford, Cllr Rodney Reed, said: “There are so many people in our Seaford community who have gone over and above the call of duty, or of neighbourliness, so I was delighted when so many nominations came in response to my request for local Covid heroes. All of the people and organisations nominated have been awarded a COVID Hero Certificate.

"Our Seaford community spirit will continue to carry us through the difficult days that remain and ensure that our business and community life evolve into a post-COVID normal.”

Nominations are still being sought for the Mayor’s Awards 2020-2021 and the prestigious Don Mabey Award for outstanding contribution. The categories this year are: Health Promotion, Sustainability and Intergenerational Activities. The closing date for these is the 31st of March. Email your nominations to

Awards will be presented at the Town Forum / Annual meeting on the 20th of April 2021.
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