Not-for-profit organisation, Active Lancashire, has today announced that they will be joining forces with local construction specialists, Collinson Construction, to host another event, the #ALittlebitmoreathome Recognition Awards.
The Awards, delivered solely online, will seek to recognise inspirational individuals and groups who have gone the extra mile to support others to look after their physical and mental wellbeing during lockdown. Built around Active Lancashire’s digital response to COVID-19 titled #ALittlebitmoreathome, the awards will feature five categories that represent each of the five ways to wellbeing which are be physically active, connect with others, give to others, learn new skills and take notice, with an additional sixth category focussing on Workplace Health to acknowledge the efforts of local businesses in supporting their workforces during the current pandemic.
Lockdown has resulted in a great number of people being confined to their homes for a number of months, which has had a dampening effect on the mental and physical health of Lancashire’s residents. Fortunately, there have been a number of people who have selflessly stepped up to ensure people stay active, stay connected and stay well during these challenging times and the #ALittlebitmoreathome Awards aim to pay tribute to these unsung heroes. To show their appreciation for their inspiring acts, Active Lancashire and Collinson will be rewarding the individuals recognised with a gift specific to circumstances as opposed to a trophy, they felt that this would be more fitting as current conditions have left clubs, coaches and volunteers with reduced financial income and resources to be able to deliver activities inclusively across the community.
This is not the first time Active Lancashire and Collinson have collaborated on community-based celebrations, as this time last year Collinson were announced as headline sponsors of the Lancashire Sports Awards, an event they were set to support again this year which unfortunately had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. It seems both organisations have come together again to acknowledge the importance of community in bringing about positive change within physical and mental health, which has been increasingly more prevalent during the current pandemic. Rob Duxbury, Managing Director from Collinson commented on the new joint venture saying, “We are proud to be headline sponsors of the #ALittlebitmoreathome Recognition Awards, and supporting Active Lancashire for another year running. This campaign has really highlighted the fantastic work which has been ongoing in our local communities and the commitment shown by so many. We hope these awards go some way to recognising this, as well as supporting local communities and clubs.”
More information around the awards will be posted online across Active Lancashire’s social media channels in the coming weeks, but the event itself will run online over the space of a week commencing on Monday 17th August. There will be no external nomination process.