Last week, we asked for your nominations to salute local heroes across Bucks who are going above and beyond to help the most vulnerable in our community during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Here are some of the nominations that have been sent into us.

Georgie Coward

“I want to nominate my mum Caroline Coward as my local hero. 

“She is now a furloughed worker but instead of letting it get her down, she’s put all her effort into helping the community.

“She has done the food shopping for her neighbours who are self-isolating due to being unwell. She also bought a load of daffodils and left them on the doorstep of all her neighbours to add some cheer during this scary time.

“She has also signed up to a group that are helping the vulnerable and over 70’s with their shopping and other help they might need.

“Her son in law who is on immunotherapy and therefore high risk is unable to leave his house, so she has been helping him out and doing his food shopping for him. My mum has also hosted an online quiz night for her local neighbours to stop any loneliness and help people to feel together. 

“My mum is my hero every day, but this week she’s been a hero to a few more, and my sisters and I are immensely proud of her.”


“My name is Ben. I work for the NHS in theatre's in High Wycombe.

“I would like to nominate Phil Boardman (my line manager) for being so calm during this storm. He is proving a lot of leadership and compassion for the team and patients.

“We had to go through major changes within days, as all of us had to upskill in order to prepare for what's coming. He supported each and every one of us. He is our hero, really. “

Michelle Fardy

“I’m nominating Pardip Kumar, the owner of Kings Ride Supermarket, Tylers Green.

“He always goes above and beyond in his shop to help and serve everyone plus supporting our local community.

“Always cheerful and chatty, nothing is too much trouble.

“During the pandemic he has continued to make sure we have all that we need and is looking out for the elderly and self-isolating, offering a personal delivery service to these people, making sure the vulnerable have exactly what they need. Helping to ease the impact that Covid 19 is having on so many.

“He does this all year round, not just in a crisis, looking out for everyone even opening on Christmas Day!

“Where would we be without him?”


Bethany Craker

“My hero is Christie-Anne-Aggett.

“She is my brothers fiancé and a NHS nurse at Hillingdon hospital, her wedding got cancelled due to Coronavirus so that on top of the daily stress of mental exhaustion of being on the front line EVERY day.

“She is an AMAZING person and goes above and beyond her NHS services to help others. She is one in a million and accepted my family and my autism as well and would at a drop of a hat help/support my family.”

If you would like to send in your own nomination, you can do so by emailing