#LivingLegends display recognises people who help others

People who go the extra mile to help others are being recognised in a special display in the city centre.

A #LivingLegends ‘wall of honour’ features the photographs of more than 200 people who make a difference in Nottingham.

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Nominations for the wall were submitted as part of the Looking After Each Other campaign. The display is mounted outside the Winter Wonderland in Old Market Square in the city centre and will be on show over Christmas and the New Year.

Looking After Each Other is being run by Nottingham City Council with Nottingham City NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS).

Running throughout November and December, the Looking After Each Other campaign has been encouraging people to do more to help others – especially those who are lonely, isolated or vulnerable – as well as celebrating those who already help to make a difference.

A menu of suggested ways to make a difference is available at the campaign website www.LookingAfterEachOther.co.uk.

Cllr Alex Norris, Portfolio Holder for Adults and Health at Nottingham City Council, said: “I’m really proud of our #LivingLegends! An important element of our campaign is to celebrate people who make a real difference to the lives of others in Nottingham. We’re shining a light on those who go the extra mile – not just the big things like fostering, but also the everyday things that help others.

“Our wall of honour is just a small way of giving them a moment in the spotlight; it’s something special for them – a way of saying thank you.”

Dave Robinson, Acting Chief Executive of NCVS, said: “It is great to see those who do good things in Nottingham celebrated in this way. They represent a great deal of our community who give their time to help others around them.

“Through our accredited Volunteer Centre we repeatedly see people’s lives changed by volunteering. From those who help their neighbours, those who befriend and mentor people in need and those who help raise money for local causes. Many people are helping in many ways and their help often goes unnoticed. Therefore we are happy to support the Looking After Each Other campaign’s wall of champions. It will hopefully encourage others who want to give their time to get out there and do it too.”

By encouraging more of us to get involved in Looking after Each Other, the campaign hopes to raise awareness and give practical solutions for people to do more – especially for those who are lonely, isolated or vulnerable. The message is: ‘Help others, feel good’.

Organisations and groups included on the #LivingLegends wall are: AgeUK, The Arches, British Red Cross, Bulwell EAZ, Click Nottingham, Community Protection, Disability Direct, East Midlands Trains, Emmanuel House, Support Centre, Equation, Framework, Harmless, Heart Church, Hyson Green Residents Association, Literacy Volunteers, Malt Cross Street Pastors, Meadows Partnership Trust, Muslim Community, Organisation, My Sight Nottinghamshire, Nottingham and District Citizens Advice, Nottingham City Homes, Nottingham City Museums & Galleries, Nottingham Focus On Wellbeing, Park Rangers, Primary Parliament, Small Steps Big Changes, Support for Survivors, Sustrans and YMCA.

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