Northampton children who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic to be honoured by supermarket award

Anyone under the age of 13 can be nominated if they have helped someone else in the last year

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 12:35 pm

Two supermarkets in Northampton are planning to reward and honour children who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic.

Morrisons - both the Victoria Promenade and Kettering Road stores - have launched a ‘little sunshine’ award, which aims to give children hope during a difficult time and acknowledge them for their generosity over the last year.

The award is part of a wider programme whereby the supermarket chain wants to spread hope this month, including giving out seeds in store for customers to grow sunflowers.

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Community champion for the Victoria Promenade store, Kaylee Dawes, said: “Every Morrisons in the country is doing the award as it is a national thing.

“In Northampton, we are looking for children who have gone above and beyond throughout the pandemic.

“We know there are loads of children who have done so, whether that’s raising money for the NHS or doing sponsored cycle rides, we want them to be nominated so we can recognise them too.

“It’s an amazing award to be a part of and it feels incredible to help give something to children who have done something brilliant.

“We want to recognise these children and it’s very rewarding to do so.”

Children under the age of 13 can be nominated and nominations must include a description of what the child has done during the pandemic to go above and beyond and why they deserve the award.

Nominations can be made on the store’s respective Facebook pages, which are: ‘Morrisons Northampton in the community’ and ‘Morrisons Kettering Road’.

The competition will be closed on Monday, April 26 and the winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 27.

The two children who are selected to receive the award will receive a ‘little sunshine’ certificate and a ‘hamper of goodies’.

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