Ely Hero Awards 2020 Finalists – Most Amazing Professional

Introducing our Ely Hero Award finalists for 2020-21.

Daniel Lawrence

Daniel is a hard-working and generous plumbing and heating engineer who is available for call outs 24/7. He is very community-minded and has been extremely busy through lockdown providing free plumbing and heating work for the vulnerable and elderly and NHS key workers. In addition, he is also a very genuine guy who works flat-out to ensure that his customers are happy and that his small team of engineers are supported. His generosity of free work during the COVID pandemic has been very well received locally and a wonderful gesture of thanks to the community who have supported his business. These words are echoed in his nomination which states “Daniel massively cares about our community”

Amanda Hellman

Amanda is a dynamo of energy and works tirelessly running her own motorcycle training school whilst also embarking upon delivering a free school scheme to help improve road safety for young pedestrians, cyclists and moped/motorcyclists. This has now developed into a national scheme to prompt motorcyclists to donate unwanted motorcycle clothing for youngsters in need of such life-saving protective clothing to improve their safety on the road. During lockdown, Amanda and her team of instructors could frequently be seen delivering prescriptions and medications all around East Cambridgeshire. She organized campaigns for hygiene products for Addenbrookes, rallied donations for food bank and coordinated Christmas hampers for families in need in Littleport. Amanda is truly community spirited and driven by a passion to help people. Colleagues say “she works tirelessly and keeps us all focused”

Naomi Hardy

Naomi is the Manager for Quality Homecare in Ely and works all hours of the day and night, plus during her holidays, to ensure that front line care is delivered at all costs. Although in a managerial role, running a team of 80 carers across the region, Naomi has earned huge respect from her team, clients and suppliers for always being prepared to roll up her sleeves and help whenever needed. She will often work all day as a manager, then spend evening and weekends out on the frontline in the community. This has been Naomi’s routine for years, not just in recent COVID times. Her nominee describes her as “always putting the welfare of others above her own”

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