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Worked in NHS throughout lockdown! Been tough! Wearing PPE on 13hrs shift is hard going! Its hot no air!! sore hands from all that hand washing and constant hand gel.
This be love treat away from it all, as still waering it now!!

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We hear that holding an ice cold tub in your hand soothes sore hands as well as the soul…. In all seriousness though… 🙌

 

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my mum is 71 years old. During the last year she literally has been supergran.

teacher, mentor and grandmother to 8 year old Nicole

volunteer superstar for the Peace Hospice and also local charity Gratitude, supporting families in hardship

Friend, confidant and dearest mum I could wish for

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Superman, Supergran… we salute you! 🌟

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He is such a hardworking dad, but always finds time for me. He really is the best son you could wish for.

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Eleanor has battled with her health since she was 15 missing out on her teenage years. She has had to endure so much spending many months in hospital while her peers partied and lived a full life. Eleanor is brave and kind  and deserves so much more than life has dealt her.

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Sending love Eleanor 🖤

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My mum deserves a reward more than anyone I know. She hasn’t had a day off work for years and worked all throughout lockdowns. She never goes on holiday even though she really needs one and I would love to be able to surprise her with this. She has helped me so much throughout my life and even more so now. I want to treat her for a change and let her know how much I truly appreciate and love her.

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I have been on furlough for months with nothing to look forward too and winning this would make up for my disastrous birthday in lockdown

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🖤Sending love. We’re really hoping things can return to as normal as possible soon!

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My husband helps my daughter with her thriving business at very short notice & if not doing that he often helps babysitting her 3 children

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I would like to nominate Val who works tirelessly as a social worker on an elderly ward in Princess Alexandra hospital looking after lots of unwell and complex patients.  Working such a long hours in an over stretched department he really deserves a pick me up treat 👌

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I have just been through the hardest few months of my life and feel totally drained. I would love a pamper day or just something that would make me feel a little human again

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He is my lovely boyfriend who after many years of eating meat has really embraced my veganism with an open mind and heart, and has now become a vegetarian on his own accord! He loves trying out different vegan foods eg ice cream😋

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What a champ! 🖤

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Have almost completed their first year at Uni and deserves a treat

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Must have been unbelievably hard to have started uni mid pandemic!🖤

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She is a childminder and has worked throughout the pandemic, contracted the virus and still had to take care of the family and then was straight back to work as soon as she got the all clear.

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Haydn deserves a reward because we love him very much, he is the best daddy to our little boy and my best friend. He has helped juggle working from home and looking after our son. He helped make amazing family memories even though a pandemic is going on and made things as “normal” as possible. Surprising him with this would make his day as he would never in a million years expect it

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Rad dad!

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They deserve an experience day as they have just helped me pave 72sqm of Indian Sandstone patio and pretty much ruined their hands in the process. I would say that this was a sign of true love.

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What’s the going rate? 1 mini tub per square meter? You’ll owe him 18 of our new multipacks 😜

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He is my carer without him I don’t know what I’d do without him he deserves a chance to win a prize for putting up with me

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My sister-in-law has worked right through lockdown working at a supermarket. She has also been home schooling their two children. Like most, she has missed birthdays & wedding anniversaries and very much deserves a lovely treat.

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🙌🏽Shout out to those that have been working in retail throughout!

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I’ve recently been diagnosed with allergies to milk wheat and rice and the result of this has caused me to fall into an eating disorder, however, northern bloc ice creams are my favourite and I really look forward to having one at the end of the hard day, love the brand, love everything!! northern bloc has ignited my love for ice cream again even being vegan and gluten free 🙂

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I’d like to nominate my colleague and good friend, Yvonne King, to win this prize as she is fabulous to work with, always supportive with clients and colleagues and she has the patience of a saint! She always puts others ahead of herself and deserves a treat.

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Yes Yvonne!

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Rajeev has been battling ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease) for 8 years and after being through flare ups and medication which caused his weight to yo yo he started changes to his diet. He’s always been an ice cream connoisseur but couldn’t get into vegan ice cream after giving up dairy until he found Northern Bloc in Waitrose. He’s glowing with white chocolate honeycomb in his blood!! Ha!! On a more serious note, having to cut out so many foods took a toll on him but he’s happiest tucking into his new fave a couple of times a week!

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So glad he found us and that we can help bring a little happiness. 🖤

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He has been my absolute rock through lockdown, battling various mental illnesses and always being my light. He hasn’t seen family for 1.5 years due to them living abroad and we have been isolated from all friends and family. He has now gained 2 promotions and directly works on COVID so has been absolutely incredible. This would just be a a small gesture to show him how much he is loved and adored.

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I want to nominate Chloe because first off she loves ice cream and will love the fact that it’s vegan. But mainly because she’s a lovely friend and I want to show her that she is. She constantly checked in on me throughout the past year and made sure I was okay. Lockdown means we haven’t really been able to see each other as even though we live in the same city we live the other side of the city to each other. We stuck to the lockdown rules and did no unnecessary travel! Butttt we are soon to be reunited outdoors! Bring on Saturday

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Enjoy your reunion 🖤

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They deserve a reward for being such an awesome friend. Despite having to shield for the best part of a year, Victoria has been a great friend and (virtual) listening ear, always knowing just the thing to say 🙂

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Hopefully you’ll be able to reunite in person soon 🖤

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Without Sam, that past year would have been a whole lot more difficult. He has filled a year of doom and gloom with moments that have made me cry with laughter, given me pep talks when I’ve found life overwhelming and has generally been a top of the range optimistic, positive beam of encouragement throughout it all.

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We all need a Sam!🖤

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… I have been in Lockdown predominately on my own for nearly a year based in Wokingham, and with my office team in Huddersfield.

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Hopefully the days of zoom and gloom are numbered… We hope you can be reunited with your team soon!

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He is a fantastic man and he deserves this

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I want something for myself for a change. Jetting off on my own little jolly would shock my friends and family because I usually only do things for others. I’d love a treat – just for me.

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YASS!

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Hi I would like to nominate Anita Marinelli who runs the local charity My Shining Star Children’s Cancer Charity, which is a support charity for families with children dealing with cancer, following on from launching the first one called Help Ruby Laura Smash Cancer for a friend & raise over 600k for treatment for her young daughter,  Anita has the hardest part of the team as she reviews all the requests for grants, does all the applications for any monies we are applying for & has kept things going  all through lockdown & the tough times we are having now, this can be very draining with the harrowing stories that need to be read sometimes she does this all along side having a young family of her own.

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We all need to be a little bit Anita. Then the world really would be a better place. 🖤

 

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Heidi been laid off following furlough and then found another job in the legal profession

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It’s been a horrendous year. I’ve been on a mix of unpaid leave and furlough since last March. I’ve had very little spare cash so it would be lovely to treat myself.

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last year i became the victim of a financial scam. this year i paid a lawyer to get compensation but he cheated me out of it and therefore cannot recieve my due justice. this has left me mentally, financially and enotionally broke. i want to comfort myself with something useful thereby i m nominating myself to win this experience to cheer myself up

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So sorry to hear this. Sending love.🖤

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I’ve been on a mix of unpaid leave and furlough since last March and he’s been so amazingly supportive the whole time. Cheering me up when I felt down and generally being wonderful. He deserves a treat.

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I would like to nominate my wonderful mum, a primary school teacher who has gone above and beyond to ensure her class have felt supported through this strange time and online learning. She’s truly dedicated to her career and it inspires me to be the same!

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YASS! Teachers we salute you! 🖤

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I nominate my wonderful gran who lives alone and has really suffered from the loneliness of this pandemic. With us living in England and Wales (a half an hour distance!), there have been moments of joy that one of us could go out again, but the other still sadly stuck in lockdown. Last May was her 75th birthday and we had booked a 3 day trip to Prague. This was cancelled and we haven’t been able to celebrate how much we love and support her properly. I would love for her to win and we can surprise her with the best holiday that she deserves!

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It’s hard to believe we’ve not been able to see our loved ones properly in so long. Hopefully it won’t be too much longer before you can take that holiday together 🖤

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She’s worked super hard in her final year of medical school and with her final exams coming up I think she deserves a treat!

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Yes! Well done! 🖤

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I haven’t worked since February 2020, and because I closed my business then. Not knowing a pandemic was on its way, I was not furloughed. I am still out of work + have ‘eaten’ a lot of my savings. There are lots of positives as I am retraining, doing really enjoyable volunteering work + have been slowly renovating a house, but after last year, I would like a little treat. Anything really, I am not demanding + I am not fussy 😁

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👏🏼 Reward yourself!

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Life been hard

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Sending love 🖤

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Rachel is my daughter. She supports me both emotionally and physically in my caring role for my mother. When I think I can’t carry on any longer she picks me up and we go on together.

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That’s love! 🖤

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My hubby is my rock and my carer he does everything for me without complaining he really deserves a treat to say thank you for everything he does for me

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My hubby as he is my carer without him I don’t know how I’d cope he really deserves a treat to say thank you for everything he does

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Because he does everything for me as he is.my carer without him I don’t know what I’d do

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She has been working as a carer for her mother for the past 6 years.

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Shout out to T and all the carers out there. 🖤

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Kim is a teacher. An overworked, undervalued Art teacher at a tough school.

I have never known anyone work so hard, so long, so selflessly for so little praise. Friday nights, she comes home and is exhausted. She’ll fall asleep, head on my shoulder and that’s only after she’s pushed herself to get the marking done before the weekend.

I wish there was something more I could do to show her how damn brilliant she is. I hope a nice treat like this can be a start

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Kudos to Kim & all the teachers out there! 🙌

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My little sister – she lives alone and has struggled with her own issues over the past 12 months, yet she always has the time to listen to my worries, send beautiful care packages to all her special people and generally put others first throughout this weird weird time. She’s a keeper.

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💯 a keeper! 🖤

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Hi there,

I wanted to nominate my Mum, Lesley.

It’s been a rough year for my family as a whole, especially due to my grandmother being diagnosed with terminal cancer in March 2020 right at the outbreak of covid-19.

Unfortunately my grandmother passed away in September, but my mum remained unbelievably strong, and continues to do so, throughout the whole 6 months, becoming my grandmother’s full time carer in her final months.

Therefore nominating her given what she has been through the past 12 months, and might go some way to showing how special she is.

Thanks,

Tom

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🖤 Sending love to you all

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Lockdown

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‘Cos lockdown? Fair…

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He is the best boyfriend I could have ever dreamed of.

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Cute! 🖤

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Catherine is a wonderful wife, best friend and organiser.
She helped me through my cancer treatment and also she is a top class Drama teacher who has done so well through these difficult times as like many others m..
She absolutely loves northern bloc ice cream, so this would be a great thank you to her for being the best.

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Sending love 🖤

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I’m actually wanting to nominate my family – for a much needed little respite break (something lovely like in a tree house, on a barge, or something unusual and different).  We’ve seen lots of things on Canopy & Stars … but it’ll be a while before we can afford a break – even though we’re saving when we can!

My eldest son has profound medical and complex special needs and my elderly father has mixed dementia and I care for the pair of them, it’s a 24/7 job and my husband and kids chip in to make life manageable.  The past year has been unbelievably tough – shielding them both, whilst caring for them and we’ve struggled to get any respite.

My two youngest kids especially deserve a break.  My middle son shattered and dislocated both his wrists incredibly badly just before lockdown, has been studying for GCSE’s as best he can – but is desperately playing catch up for the time he’s missed and been unable to type/write in the desperate attempt to recoup his good grades.  My son and daughter have worked tirelessly during lockdown to keep up with their schooling, whilst helping me with their elder brother (who has pretty much been at home 24/7) whilst I needed to go and care for my father.  It’s been a mammoth task – but they have both been AMAZING!

Last summer (just a few months into lockdown) when they’d already helped me out immensely I treat the whole family to a supply of your wonderful ice creams as a treat in the hot weather and they went down great guns (even though at the time the mint chocolate biscuit wasn’t available and this sounds like our idea of HEAVEN IN A TUB!!)!

Just a night or two away (if I could get my son into respite and get my dad cared for) would give us a little bit of much needed ‘us time’ to kick back and enjoy ourselves without worrying about the rest of the family.

My fingers are firmly crossed that I might just be able to make this happen for them.

I don’t doubt that you’ve got other entrants – far more worthy than us … so maybe even a little delivery of your new flavour would suffice … hehehe – please don’t knock a stressed out Mum for trying!!

In the meantime I’ll keep all my appendages firmly crossed.

Thanks

S-J & Team W-F xxxxxx

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What a team 🖤

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I would like to do some good for nature and volunteer to help look after the puffins and pufflings at the Sea Life Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary.

The puffins & Pufflings are so cute and cannot fail to make you smile with their antics.

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Josephine is a hero. Despite some very serious health issues taking up a lot of her time and energy she still finds time to help her community wherever she is.

She runs a social enterprise (Day old Eats) tackling food waste and food poverty by donating all the profits from the operation to magic breakfast. She also runs a startup (Cauilibox) tackling single use packaging in the take away food sector by offering a reusable lunch box scheme where Cauilibox does all the washing. Her analysis says that not only does this save single use plastic but water too compared to customers washing boxes at home.

In March 2020 she also set up and ran Dare To Care who sourced PPE donations for the NHS and delivered them where needed most and delivered care packages to vulnerable people who were self isolating.

She is the type of person to spring into action whenever there is an issue to be solved. I’m truly proud to be able to call her a friend. Plus it was her birthday yesterday I can think of nothing better than to give her than a day out doing something she really enjoys.

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We all need to be more Josephine!

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