Your Surrey COVID Heroes E-book of Thanks

Online E-book of Thanks

Your Surrey COVID Heroes E-book of Thanks is a place to celebrate Surrey's COVID heroes as a countywide record to recognise all those residents who put themselves at risk, protected others, kept services running and boosted morale during COVID-19.

After a temporary glitch due to circumstances outside of our control, any entries made before 25 May cannot be retrieved by the Surrey County Council team. If you submitted an entry during this time can you please re-submit and your entry will be published in our new E-book of thanks. Apologies to any inconvenience caused.

To nominate your Surrey COVID hero or heroes simply:

  1. Register your name and email address using our form
  2. Then tell us a little about the person, persons or organisation that you want to celebrate and send thanks to.
  3. Upload a photo of your COVID hero or send us a link to a video you want to share

We will review all messages before they are published. Messages can be submitted either individually or as a representative of an organisation. Terms and conditions apply. This webpage will be updated on a weekly basis.

Your Surrey COVID Heroes

Welcome to Surrey's 'Book of Thanks – Celebrating Surrey's Covid Heroes'.

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it's how resilient we are and how in a crisis, communities come together to help the most vulnerable.

Whilst Surrey continues to recover from the pandemic, this is also the time to recognise and thank our residents on the ground, at the very heart of the County, and pay tribute to all their hard work and sacrifices made, whilst working together in the battle against Covid-19.

We have all been affected in some way. Too many have gone through the heart wrenching pain of losing loved ones and some continue to deal with the long-term effects of Covid-19. My heartfelt sympathies go out to all those whose lives have been irreparably changed.

This book, however, is a space to thank each and every one of you. Not just those on the front line, but those who delivered groceries to their neighbour, who sat at home sewing masks, who got their communities up and dancing in the streets and to the charities and businesses who enabled and supported that fantastic effort too. This book is for anyone and everyone who selflessly helped another.

Let this book be an opportunity for us to celebrate the unsung heroes. A positive place to shine a light on the residents in our communities who deserve to be recognised. A County record to document all the people who put themselves at risk, protected others, kept services running and boosted morale.

I am forever grateful. Thank you!

Helyn Clack

Chair of Surrey County Council 2021 to 2023

Farnham Library Staff

Farnham Library staff, for their 'Ready Reads' service, when they were closed to browsing and normal service. We told them what sorts of books we enjoyed on- line and they chose the books for us to collect. They were always spot on with their choices and introduced me to many new authors. Reading is always important to me but more so during the long days of limited contact.

Mrs Susan Everitt

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