We find ourselves living in these unprecedented times, routine is out the window and we’re wondering when we’ll be able to get back to normal, whatever normal is. Harry Hall have been touched by the stories of key workers, both close-to-home and further field keeping us all safe and we had to do something to thank those working on the frontline.
As well as donating 10% of all Harry Hall sales to NHS Charities Together we wanted to thank those working on the frontline and be able to put a smile on the face of the people giving so much right now. Since launching #harryhallheroes at the end of April, we have received hundreds of incredible nominations, from family, friends and colleagues of frontline heroes. We hope their selfless actions in these scary times inspire generations to come and they become the new role models of this world. The spirit and determination so many have shown in the wake of COVID-19, the lockdown, and its many challenges is simply incredible.
We hope you enjoy reading some incredible stories and thank you to everyone who has nominated a #harryhallhero.
Jessica received three nominations by friends and family for her work as a nurse on a COVID-19 ward. Thank you to Zebra products for donating a Uvex Riding hat for us to send to Jessica:
“Jess is only a few years into her TNA apprenticeship, after such a short time her abilities have been completely pushed by this situation. seeing her come home devastated and well and truly worn out is heart breaking, her 20th birthday is on the 29th April, this would put the biggest smile on her face.”
Rebekah has been working tirelessly as a Tesco delivery driver and her friend Alanna nominated her for a #harryhallhero prize, Rebekah was sent a four month’s supply of feed kindly donted by Blue Chip:
“My friend Rebekah is a delivery driver for Tesco and is working all the hours god sends to ensure the vulnerable in the community have the essentials. She climbs mountains of steps a day, she goes above and beyond not only in her role but in life in general. She is a genuine, beautiful soul and I would love her to win a surprise to show her how amazing she is.”
Nicki’s commitment to her work shone through when her friend revealed that she should be shielding but did not want to leave her job as a care worker, thanks to Nuumed, Nicki has received a brand new burgundy dressage pad:
“Nicki is meant to be shielding due to MS and Asthma. She is a carer for a young lad with complex needs and she decided from day one that she wanted to continue to support him and his family. She works so hard and now with this added risk to worry about I just think she deserves a little something special!”
Aimee nominated her cousin Rhea who has shown a versatile approach to a very important job:
“My hero is my incredible cousin Rea , who is a frontline nurse at this tough time, she is normally dealing with organ donations across England and Wales in sad and tough circumstances, right now though she is working 14 hour shifts in ITU in the thick of this pandemic, on April the 21st she celebrated her 29th birthday in lockdown without being able to see family or friends, she is a true hero and deserves much more than a thank you for her incredible work.”
Samantha has been steering the ship at her livery yard, which was locked down to keep all her liveries and staff safe:
“Our yard has been on lockdown for the last seven weeks and Sam, the yard manager, who lives on site, has looked after all 26 horses. She has taken the time to speak to owners to give them reassurance that their four-legged friend is happy, content and enjoying life in lockdown. Sam is a real-life hero, we would have been lost without her and appreciate everything she has done.”
Dave was nominated by his wife Nikki for going above and beyond in every aspect of his life:
My husband is amazing! Full time postie, always happy, working extra hours with 3am starts. I’m a health care assistant at a hospital and when I’m at work he looks after our kids, dogs and my three horses, and always has a dinner ready for when I get home at night. Me and my daughter compete, and he comes to all our horsey events and helps. I am so lucky to have a husband like Dave!
Leigh nominated her horse owning friend Helen for a #harryhallheroes prize as she continues to put others first:
“Helen has worked for the NHS for many years. She suddenly lost her husband of 40 years back in August and has been finding it difficult being unable to see or spend time with her family. Yet Helen still stands strong on the frontline helping things tick over in the hospital where she works, putting herself at risk to help those in need! Helen is and inspiration and loved by so many, she deserves a massive thank you, a true hero to those who know and love her!!”
Know a frontline hero? You can nominate your hero
From everyone at Harry Hall, and from the bottom of our hearts, we thank all the keyworkers in the country for the work they’re doing to keep us safe during these scary times. All #harryhallheroes have received a gift to thank them for their actions, they really are true heroes.